May 10, 2007 (San Francisco, CA) – Securities litigation partner Susan Muck was named by The Daily Journal as one of California's Top 75 Women Litigators. She also made last year's list of top women litigators. One of only five securities litigation attorneys to make this year's list, The Daily Journal highlighted Muck's current high-profile case load of six securities class actions, and her recent dismissal of both a securities class action lawsuit and SEC and DoJ investigation against client InVision Technologies Inc.
"It's always difficult to defend a securities class action when they can point to SEC statements and press statements," Muck told the Daily Journal. "But it takes more than an SEC report to scare me these days."
Susan Muck joined Fenwick & West in 2004, at a time when several other firms with big securities litigation practices were courting her. "I felt Fenwick had the best platform and potential," said Muck about her decision to join Fenwick. "And from the minute I got here, I've had opportunities that I could have only dreamed about as a defense lawyer."
Fenwick & West attorneys have handled some of the most prominent litigation for technology companies over the past two decades, including securing one of the largest IP litigation settlements of 2005—a $400M settlement for its client Compuware against IBM—and one of the largest patent verdicts of the past eighteen months, a $74.7M patent litigation verdict for client Asyst Technologies against Jenoptik in January 2007. The firm was recently awarded "Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Law Firm" by American Lawyer Media for the firm's proprietary electronic discovery tools.