Susan Engel is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Securities Litigation & Professional Liability practice.

Ms. Engel's practice covers both trial and appellate litigation in a wide range of substantive areas, including securities law, class action, commercial, and constitutional litigation.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Engel served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Engel’s representative experience includes:

  • Twitter and its CEO and CFO in obtaining complete dismissal of securities class actions that alleged misstatements regarding targeted advertising, including winning affirmance at the Ninth Circuit
  • Zynga in winning complete dismissal on standing grounds of a pending putative class action alleging injuries from a purported data breach
  • Coinbase, its officers and directors, in securities class actions filed in California federal court involving alleged misrepresentations and omissions in the registration statement filed in connection with Coinbase’s high-profile direct listing
  • Lyft and certain of its current and former executives and directors in securities class actions filed in California federal and state court involving alleged misrepresentations and omissions in registration statements filed in connection with Lyft’s high-profile IPO
  • AH Capital Management in state and federal securities class actions alleging the sale of unregistered securities
  • Kik’s directors in a state securities action alleging the sale of unregistered securities
  • UBS in a New York state court lawsuit against a hedge fund securing a more than US$1 billion judgment after a three week trial for fraud and breach of contract claims relating to a failed securitization of collateralized debt obligations
  • 24 Hour Fitness in federal and state class actions involving allegations concerning the company’s sales and advertising practices for prepaid membership agreements
  • Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in obtaining dismissal of a putative securities class action in federal court involving alleged misrepresentations and omissions in X Financial’s registration statement
  • UBS in winning unprecedented injunction freezing hundreds of millions of dollars of assets of alleged fraudulent transferees in connection with a lawsuit over a failed securitization*
  • Chipotle and its officers and directors in federal securities class actions and derivative suits stemming from foodborne illnesses, earnings-related matters, and executive compensation*
  • An investment bank in a series of nationwide cases alleging market manipulation and antitrust claims involving “naked short selling” resulting in a number of dismissals and favorable settlements*
  • Nine investment banks in successful defense on appeal and in the US Supreme Court of dismissal on statute of limitation grounds of dozens of lawsuits alleging illegal short swing profit-taking*
  • A coalition of wineries in successful challenge in federal appellate courts and the US Supreme Court of the constitutionality of discriminatory state statutes prohibiting interstate shipment of wine*
  • Current and former officers and directors of for-profit healthcare provider in a formal SEC investigation concerning Medicare outlier payments and insider trading allegations*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2000
    magna cum laude
  • BA in Political Science & History, Duke University