Susanna Chu focuses her practice on complex litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Her work spans a variety of subject areas, including banking and finance matters, energy litigation, and statutory interpretation and constitutional issues.
Susanna is an active participant in the firm and in the community. She is a member of the firm’s Professional Development and Communications Committee and has worked on significant pro bono matters. Susanna also serves as Vice Chair of the Washington, DC chapter of YaleWomen.
Susanna graduated from the New York University School of Law in 2004, where she was a staff editor for the Journal of International Law & Politics. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude and with distinction in the major, from Yale University in 1999.
- Represented a governmental entity in a matter involving federal preemption at trial in the Central District of California, on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the United States Supreme Court.
- Represented a state public service commission in an appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals of decisions by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relating to market power rules in a regional capacity market.
- Represented a large electric utility before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in complex litigation relating to the construction of a $3 billion integrated gasification combined cycle plant.
- Represented a state regulatory agency in an appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals of decisions by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concerning return on equity “incentive adders” for new transmission investment.
- Represented a bank seeking a tax “gross-up” with respect to damages awarded by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims as a result of the government’s breach of a supervisory goodwill contract.