WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Susan and Kevin Muck, highly respected and accomplished litigators, have joined the firm as partners in its Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice. Based in San Francisco, they will enhance the law firm’s presence in Northern California and amplify the many strengths shared between their practices and WilmerHale’s preeminent Securities Department.
Susan and Kevin Muck arrive from another international law firm where they founded and chaired the firm’s securities litigation and securities enforcement practices. Ms. Muck’s practice is split between public company representations in federal and state shareholder litigation, and internal or regulatory investigations for private and public companies. Mr. Muck concentrates his practice in defending issuers, officers and directors in shareholder class actions, derivative litigation, and cases challenging mergers and acquisitions.
“Susan and Kevin are well known across the nation as accomplished securities litigators and trusted board advisors. They each bring more than 30 years of significant experience counseling companies on a wide array of legal matters,” said Robert Novick, co-managing partner at WilmerHale. “They will be valuable contributors to our Securities Department and expand our capabilities in important geographic regions for our clients. We are delighted to welcome them to our team.”
“Kevin and I were drawn to WilmerHale’s long-standing reputation as being a leading practice in the securities enforcement, litigation and regulatory spaces. They are familiar to us as we’ve observed and worked closely with them, both as opposing and co-counsel, for many years. I look forward to working side by side with WilmerHale lawyers and continuing to counsel clients on their most complex and challenging issues,” said Ms. Muck.
“WilmerHale’s roster of former high-ranking government officials and ability to bridge Bay Area and Washington DC–focused practices and client needs were an important part of my and Susan’s decisions to make a move. I look forward to working alongside WilmerHale’s lawyers and joining a firm with strong Washington roots and an incredibly deep bench,” said Mr. Muck.
About Susan Muck
Susan Muck joins the firm with over 30 years of extensive experience in a wide range of securities enforcement and litigation. Her work as an accomplished securities litigator and board advisor is showcased in her numerous recognitions, including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America as a top litigator in California, The Legal 500, Northern California Super Lawyers, the Daily Journal as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” and “Top Women Lawyers,” and a Law360 “Securities MVP.”
Ms. Muck received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1986, where she served as executive editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 1982.
About Kevin MuckThroughout Kevin Muck’s 35-year legal career, he has represented numerous private companies and their directors in disputes with investors and other shareholders, and he has handled complex and high profile board and internal investigations. Mr. Muck’s extensive experience and reputation has earned him several recognitions by well-respected publications, including Chambers USA as one of the leading securities litigators in California; Northern California Super Lawyers in securities litigation, corporate governance and compliance; and The Legal 500.
Mr. Muck earned a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1985 and received his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University in 1982.
About WilmerHale’s Securities Department and San Francisco Office
WilmerHale’s Securities Department is among the leading securities enforcement defense firms in the world. For decades, major financial institutions, public and private companies, hedge funds, accounting firms, investment advisers, and individuals have turned to the firm to navigate the complex nuances of investigations, hearings, litigation and the enforcement process, calling on the deep experience of the firm’s respected regulatory practices, including those that advise broker-dealers, investment companies and investment advisers.
WilmerHale opened its San Francisco office in 2019 to serve clients ranging from the world’s most innovative technology and life sciences companies to financial institutions and industrial and consumer companies.
Several of the firm’s lawyers relocated from the Palo Alto office, established in 2005, to start the San Francisco office and exemplify the firm’s strengths in securities enforcement, investigations and white collar criminal litigation, emerging company counseling and technology transactions, and government investigations and litigation.