Howard Suskin

Howard Suskin, JD


Jenner & Block LLP

Howard S. Suskin is a litigator with substantial first-chair experience in civil and criminal securities matters. Howard is a co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Investor and Securities Litigation Practice and the Class Action Practice. Individuals and businesses seek his counsel in such matters as class actions alleging securities fraud and misrepresentation claims, derivative actions claiming breach of fiduciary duty, contests for corporate control, shareholder demands for corporate books and records under Delaware General Corporate Law Section 220 and other similar state statutes, insider trading investigations, and broker-dealer disputes. Howard also counsels and represents clients regarding securities administrative and self-regulatory organization investigations and proceedings and in arbitrations.

Ranked Band 2 in Securities Litigation (Illinois) by Chambers USA, Howard is recognized as a well-regarded securities litigator who defends against class and derivative actions. Members of the Leading Lawyers Network consistently recognize his work in several areas including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law. He was named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for commercial litigation. Illinois Super Lawyers named him a “Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer” ten times since 2007 and a “Top 10 Super Lawyer” in 2015. In 2022, Howard received the Chicago Bar Association’s prestigious Vanguard Award for service to the legal community and promoting access to justice.

Howard is author of several prominent class action law treatises, and regularly publishes articles and speaks extensively on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Board IQ, a Financial Times publication, previously served on the Securities Editorial Board of Law 360, and serves on the faculty of the Practising Law Institute.

Howard is an active member of the ABA Securities Law Committee, including serving as co-chair of the Class and Derivative Actions Subcommittee. He serves as the Chicago Bar Association’s General Counsel and is a member of its Judicial Evaluation Committee. He also serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and for securities self-regulatory organizations including FINRA, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the National Futures Association.

Howard is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Michigan Law School.