Susan D. Resley

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Susan D. Resley

Susan D. Resley

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Biography

Susan D. Resley serves as deputy practice leader of the firm’s securities enforcement and litigation practice. Clients rely on Susan’s guidance to counsel and defend them in regulatory matters concerning accounting and disclosure issues, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) (including due diligence and compliance), internal controls, cybersecurity concerns, whistleblower-related issues, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules related to broker-dealers and investment advisors. She has represented clients in international investigations, including in the United Kingdom, France, China, Japan, Korea, and India.

Extended Profile

Susan has been recognized as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California in 2019 by the Daily Journal and recommended by The Legal 500 US in White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Investigations, and Securities Litigation.

Susan has obtained favorable results for her clients, including dismissals in litigation and pre-litigation decisions by the SEC, US Department of Justice (DOJ), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and private civil plaintiffs not to bring any action at all. Her clients include companies, boards and their committees, individual directors, senior officers, and employees, as well as accounting firms, brokerage and investment advisory firms, and other financial institutions. Susan represents clients in proceedings brought by the SEC Division of Enforcement, DOJ, and PCAOB and in securities and shareholder derivative actions.

Before joining Morgan Lewis, Susan was a securities litigation partner with an international law firm. Prior to that, she held a partnership role at the global firm. She brings government experience to her clients, as she worked for the SEC before starting in private practice. At that agency’s Division of Enforcement in its Los Angeles Regional office, Susan oversaw and took part in investigations into insider trading, broker-dealer practices, municipal bond offerings, accounting practices, and market manipulation.

She lectures frequently on such legal topics as conducting internal investigations, SEC enforcement trends, accounting and controls matters, and the FCPA. She also comments on media outlets including National Public Radio (NPR) and Fox News, and several news and legal publications often quote her.

Susan also serves on the firm’s Sarbanes-Oxley and Investment Committees and is hiring partner for the San Francisco office.

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Susan D. Resley
Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Education
J.D., cum laude
Class of 1992

Pepperdine University School of Law To learn the law is to understand for perhaps the first time one's place in a community and society whose freedoms and privileges are both defined and guaranteed by the law. Almost every area in daily American life is touched by the legal practice. Thus, the ability to control one's own interactions in those areas and the potential to help others in them are powerful skills. But almost everyone who holds a juris doctor agrees that the process of learning the law is one of the most challenging experiences in a lifetime. Not only must the language of the law be mastered new word by new word, but learning to think analytically almost inevitably requires an examination of many things that had once seemed immutable. Pepperdine University School of Law seeks to provide a few highly qualified students with the opportunity to pursue an academically challenging program in a unique and exciting environment. The student body possesses exceptional intelligence, as well as diversity, and rich and varied talents. Students will be surrounded by others who were also at the top of their undergraduate academic class, leaders in extracurricular activities, and active participants in their community. Alumni will leave prepared to enter positions as counselors, advocates, and judges; they will enter careers in business fields, as well as becoming writers and teachers of the law. We urge you to explore our Web site for a glimpse into this exciting place!

B.B.A., magna cum laude
Class of 1984

The University of North Texas was founded in 1890 and is the flagship university of the UNT system, a student-centered research university. It is the state's fourth largest university and the most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. UNT has about 36,000 student enrolled in 97 bachelor's, 88 master's and 40 doctoral degree programs.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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State Bar is currently governed by a 23-member Board of Trustees.State Bar of California is by far the largest state bar in the country. Nearly 179,000 State Bar members actively practice law in California, while the rest retain their licenses as inactive members.State Bar of California is the only state bar in the nation with independent professional judges dedicated to ruling on attorney discipline cases. The independent State Bar Court hears the charges and has the power to recommend that the California Supreme Court suspend or disbar those attorneys found to have committed acts of professional misconduct or convicted of serious crimes. For lesser offenses, it may issue public or private reprovals.

Career History
Partner
Current

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP provides transactional, litigation, labor and employment, regulatory, and intellectual property legal services to various industries. Their industry-focused practices include: antitrust, energy, life sciences, and securities. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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2017

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley provides legal advisory services. Its programs include fair housing law project, health legal services, legal advocates for children & youth, mental health advocacy project and public interest. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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2016

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley provides legal advisory services. Its programs include fair housing law project, health legal services, legal advocates for children & youth, mental health advocacy project and public interest. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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2006

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley provides legal advisory services. Its programs include fair housing law project, health legal services, legal advocates for children & youth, mental health advocacy project and public interest. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Court Admission: Unitd States District Court, Central District of California
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