Susan L. Merrill

SUSAN MERRILL is a partner in Sidley’s New York office. Susan assists broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions, exchanges and Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. in investigations before the SEC, CFTC, FINRA and state securities regulators. She also conducts internal investigations and advises clients on regulatory compliance matters. Susan is the former head of enforcement at FINRA, where she oversaw the establishment and development of its enforcement program. Susan has earned accolades from leading publications, including The Best Lawyers in America’s Securities Lawyer of the year (2020), Law360’s Most Influential Women in Securities Law, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 US  and Chambers USA. Susan received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Maryland, and her J.D., summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School.