Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702
Susan Buckley is Senior Counsel in Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's litigation practice group.
Susan has extensive experience litigating communications law matters, especially those involving the rights of the press. During the course of her career, she has successfully represented journalists and media entities in cases concerning a wide variety of issues affecting the media, including the prior restraint doctrine, press access issues, the reporter’s privilege and the protection of confidential sources and has defended journalists and media clients in defamation and privacy cases, copyright matters and litigation challenging governmental efforts to restrict newsgathering activities.
Her clients have included the four major broadcast networks, The New York Times, Time Inc., HBO, the Hearst Corporation, Business Week, CNN, Court TV, NY1, local broadcasters, motion picture distributors, music distributors, cable program suppliers and other publishers of newspapers and magazines.
Susan has been named among the top litigators in New York by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation.
Susan’s article addressing the application of the Espionage Act to journalistic activities, “Reporting on the War on Terror: The Espionage Act and Other Scary Statutes,” was recently published by the Media Law Resource Center.
Susan is a member of the Governing Board of the ABA’s Forum on Communications Law and serves as a Master for the Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court. She has served on the Communications and Media Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Media Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association.
Susan joined Cahill in 1977, following her graduation from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as an Editor of the Fordham Law Review. She became a partner in 1985 and Senior Counsel in 2017.