Alexander R. Sussman Esq.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Sussman, Alexander R.

Alexander R. Sussman became a Partner in the New York office of Fried Frank in 1979 and Of Counsel in 2009. Mr. Sussman concentrates his practice in securities litigation, corporate and commercial trials and appeals, as well as merger and acquisition counseling and litigation.  He has represented clients in a wide range of complex matters, including class actions, derivative suits and financing and accounting disputes, as well as in alternative dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Sussman is the co-author, with Arthur Fleischer, Jr.,of the two-volume treatise Takeover Defense:  Mergers and Acquisitions (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Law 2012; Supp. forthcoming Jan. 2013) and has also published numerous articles on litigation procedure and strategy, and on takeovers, buyouts and fiduciary issues. 

Mr. Sussman has been active in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he was the founder and former chair of the Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control Contests.  He has also served as the chair of the Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee and as a member of the Federal Courts and Judiciary Committees.

Mr. Sussman clerked for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

He earned his A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Mr. Sussman is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 6-4th, Responses to Takeover Bids: Corporate, SEC, Tactical, and Fiduciary Considerations.  This portfolio provides a comprehensive discussion of the law of takeover defense that will guide readers through the legal and strategic issues that confront target companies and other participants in takeover and merger situations. Principal consideration is given to the concerns and problems of public companies that are actual or potential takeover targets. The discussion also focuses on the complex scheme of rules that will shape a corporation's objectives.