17 Susman Godfrey Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers, Two Named 'Lawyer of the Year'

Susman Godfrey attorneys have once again been included in this years Best Lawyer's Rankings.  Click here to see a full list of attorneys.

Susman Godfrey Named Nation's #1 Litigation Boutique in Vault Survey

Susman Godfrey has once again been named the nation's number-one litigation boutique in Vault's annual Practice Area Rankings.  The survey ranks "the most prestigious law firms based on the perceptions of currently practicing lawyers at peer firms", according to Vault.  Click here to read more.

Susman Godfrey LLP has been named to The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs Hot List.”

The litigation boutique was one of just 12 law firms named to the list recognizing the nation’s top plaintiffs’ law firms. “The firms on this year’s list landed groundbreaking verdicts, negotiated big settlements and, in many, cases paved the way for the resolution of other disputes,” The National Law Journal wrote.  Click here to read more.

Susman Godfrey Partner Kalpana Srinivasan Named One of California's Top 20 Lawyers Under the Age of 40

Susman Godfrey attorney Kalpana Srinivasan has been named to the Daily Journal’s “Top 20 Under 40” list of California attorneys. The annual list honors the best and brightest in California’s legal industry.  Click here to read more.

Five Susman Godfrey Attorneys Named Among World's Leading Competition Lawyers

Five attorneys with litigation powerhouse Susman Godfrey were named to The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2014. Partners Stephen D. Susman, Marc M. Seltzer, Barry C. Barnett, Warren T. Burns and Joseph S. Grinstein were recognized in the guide’s U.S. Plaintiffs section.  Click here to read more.

The American Lawyer's Careerist Blog Features Guest Column by Susman Godfrey Founder Stephen Susman

In a recent guest blog post for The American Lawyer’s Careerist column, Stephen Susman described how Susman Godfrey gives new associates significant responsibility early on and as a result achieves better results for our clients. Click here to read more.

Susman Godfrey Wins High Profile Defense Verdict

A jury soundly rejected claims by two San Antonio attorneys that they were entitled to part ownership in a water exploration company.  Click here to read more.

More wins from Harry P. Susman

More wins from Alexander L. Kaplan

Susman Godfrey Named a 'Most Feared' Litigation Firm in BTI Consulting Survey

Susman Godfrey has been named to the "Honor Roll of Most Feared Law Firms"  for litigation in BTI Consulting Survey. 

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Susman Godfrey Named Nation's #1 Litigation boutique in Annual Vault Survey

For the fourth year in a row, Texas law firm Susman Godfrey has been named the nation's number-one litigation boutique in Vault's annual Practice Area Rankings. 

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Steve Susman: Back on the Bike for Charity

Managing Partner Steve Susman is the top fundraiser for the MS150.  He is featured in an article about the 2013 MS150 ride in The Texas Lawbook. 

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Big Susman Godfrey Win for OppenheimerFunds

OppenheimerFunds was granted summary judgment on a claim for over $700 million brought by a group of banks.  Click here to read more.

More wins from Stephen D. Susman

Susman Godfrey Obtains $1.4 Billion Settlement in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Class Action

Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay benefits worth up to $1.4 billion to settle multi-district class action litigation pending in federal court in Santa Ana, California.    Click here to read more.

More wins from Marc M. Seltzer

Susman Godfrey LLP Wins $27.5 Million Verdict in Patent Infringement Suit Against AT&T Inc.

Susman Godfrey LLP wins a $27.5 million verdict on behalf of its client, Two-Way Media LLC, in a patent infringement suit in San Antonio against AT&T Inc. related to the streaming of audio and video content over the Internet.  Click here to read more.

More wins from Parker C. Folse

Susman Godfrey Partners Secure Affirmation of License for $200 Million Prostate Cancer Drug

Matthew Berry, Bill Carmody and Jacob Buchdahl represented Aragon Pharmaceuticals in a breach of contract action.  They secured exclusive rights for their client to develop a promising prostate cancer drug.  Click here to read more.

More wins from Matthew R. Berry

Susman Godfrey LLP Wins $162.3 Million Verdict  Against Chinese Manufacturers of Vitamin C

Susman Godfrey LLP secured a verdict in an antitrust price-fixing class action brought on behalf of direct purchasers of vitamin C against two Chinese vitamin C manufacturers. The jury returned a verdict of $54.1 million that was promptly tripled to $162.3 million.

More wins from James T. Southwick

Susman Godfrey LLP Wins Precedent-Setting Arbitration Against Morgan Stanley

On February 21, a panel of FINRA arbitrators unanimously ruled in favor of two former Morgan Stanley brokers, represented by Susman Godfrey, in a multimillion-dollar dispute against global bank Morgan Stanley.   Click here to read more.

More wins from J. Buchdahl

Susman Godfrey LLP Wins Landmark Trial Over $1 Billion of Mortgage-Backed Securities

Federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff in Manhattan ruled on February 5th that Flagstar Bank has to pay bond insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd. approximately $90 million plus contractual interest.  Click here to read more.

More wins from Jacob W. Buchdahl

Steve Susman Lectures on the Joy of Lawyering at the University of Pennsylvania Law School

Steve Susman, Founding Partner of Susman Godfrey LLP, delivered the 25th annual Irving R. Segal Lecture in Trial Advocacy to a packed audience at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Susman Godfrey Wins 2013 National Best Litigation Boutique Honor

A 2013 nation-wide survey ranks Susman Godfrey no. 1 among litigation boutiques across the United States.

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Poly-America L.P. v.
Stego Industries LLC

Erica Harris wins trademark invalidity case for client threatened with trademark infringement. After a bench trial, the court found defendant's color trademark functional and thus invalid.

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Susman Godfrey Wins $15.4 Million Verdict In Patent Infringement Suit Against Xilinx and Avnet

A jury returned a verdict of $15,399,900.00 in a patent infringement case in favor of PACT XPP Technologies, AG.

More wins from Joseph S. Grinstein

Scarbrough v. METRO

Robert Safi and Johnny Carter win federal trial court dismissal of Metroplexcore, LLC's claims against Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority ("METRO"). The federal court dismissed plaintiff's claims for lack of standing and failure to exhaust administrative remedies.

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Frankel Offshore Energy, Inc. v. Grimes Energy, Inc., Texas Standard Oil & Gas LP, and PetroVal Inc.

Geoffrey Harrison and Alex Kaplan win a $4 million judgment after a three week jury trial for Frankel Offshore Energy against Texas Standard Oil & Gas and others

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Johnston et al v.
The Rawlings Company, L.L.C.

Neal Manne, Shawn Rabin and Kalpana Srinivasan win a full defense verdict after a three-week jury trial on behalf of The Rawlings Company in wage and hour class action.

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Lincoln Life & Annuity Co. of New York v. Jonathan Berck, as Trustee of the Rosamond Janis Insurance Trust

Steven Sklaver wins complete reinstatement of $20 million worth of life insurance coverage for life settlement investor.

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Dillard’s Inc. v. i2 Technologies, Inc.

Terry Oxford and Ophelia Camina win $226 million fraud verdict and judgment for Dillard's against software vendor. The $239 million jury verdict was one of the Top Ten Jury Verdicts in the United States last year.

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Forbes.com Praises "Mutual-disarmament Pacts" that Steve Susman Pioneered

Steve Susman: "Judges are more than willing to honor a mutual-disarmament pact that reduces the number of hours a case will tie up their courtroom."

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Our trial lawyers focus on only one thing: high-stakes commercial litigation. We represent plaintiffs and defendants, which gives us an advantage of knowing how the other side thinks no matter whom we represent. Because we have confidence in our ability to win, we want to share risk and reward with our clients and so prefer to work on a contingency fee or alternative fee that rewards our success. Our experienced team of Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York based attorneys are: Matthew Behncke, Vineet Bhatia, Audrey Calkins, Adam Carlis, Johnny W. Carter, Ryan Caughey, Jeffrey Chi, Charles Eskridge, Brian Gillett, H. Lee Godfrey, Joseph S. Grinstein, Erica W. Harris, Zenobia V. Harris, Geoffrey L. Harrison, Richard W. Hess, Alexander Kaplan, Katherine H. Kunz, Stuart V. Kusin, John P. Lahad, Chanler A. Langham, Jessica Levy, Neal S. Manne, Kenneth S. Marks, Eric J. Mayer, Ashley McMillian, Kenneth E. McNeil, Brian D. Melton, William R. Merrill, Weston O'Black, Karen Oshman, Thomas W. Paterson, J. Hoke Peacock, David Peterson, Shawn L. Raymond, Robert Rivera, Jr., Jonathan J. Ross, Robert S. Safi, Mary Kathryn Sammons, Kristen Schlemmer, Sandeep Seth, James T. Southwick, Harry P. Susman, Stephen D. Susman, Katherine G. Treistman, Max L. Tribble, Mani S. Walia, Mark L. D. Wawro, Alexandra (Lexie) White, Seth Ard, Jacob W. Buchdahl, Cory Buland, William C. Carmody, Mark Hatch-Miller, Shawn J. Rabin, Ashley Simonsen, Arun Subramanian, Barry C. Barnett, Jeremy Brandon, Jonathan E. Bridges, Warren T. Burns, Ophelia F. Camiña, Daniel H. Charest, Katherine Hacker, LeElle Krompass, Terrell W. Oxford, Joseph C. Portera, David Shank, Patrick C. Bageant, Matthew R. Berry, Rachel S. Black, Jordan Connors, Ian B. Crosby, Parker C. Folse, Lindsey Godfrey Eccles, Drew D. Hansen, Andres C. Healy, Stephen E. Morrissey, Justin A. Nelson, Edgar G. Sargent, Daniel J. Shih, Floyd G. Short, Jordan Talge, Brooke A. M. Taylor, Genevieve Vose, Amanda Bonn, Davida Brook, Bryan Caforio, Oleg Elkhunovich, Kathryn P. Hoek, Frances S. Lewis, Marc M. Seltzer, Steven G. Sklaver,  and  Kalpana Srinivasan. They litigate the following types of commercial litigation disputes for plaintiffs and defendants: antitrust, including price fixing and monopolization; arbitration, including international and domestic; bankruptcy, including adversary proceedings; business disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, and tortuous interference actions; class action, mass action and aggregate litigation; products liability; securities fraud; employment, including executive compensation, employment discrimination, FLSA and wage and hour litigation; oil and gas and energy; climate change; intellectual property, including patent infringement, copyright, and trademark, trade secret misappropriation; shareholder litigation, including shareholder oppression, accounting negligence, private equity litigation and financial institution litigation.