Susman Godfrey and 20 of its Attorneys Receive 2017 Awards from Benchmark Litigation

The firm received “Highly Recommended” status for its Texas office and “Recommended” status for its New York office. There were also 4 newcomers to the list this year. Click here for more.

Managing Partner Neal Manne and Partner Bill Carmody Make Lawdragon's Legends of the 500 List

Lawdragon has selected their first group of Legends – 50 lawyers recognized for their craft every year of the Lawdragon 500 and who "epitomized achievement in lawyering." Click here for the full list.

Susman Godfrey Associate, Omar Ochoa, and Legal Team from Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Case Are Honored by The American Antitrust Institute

Susman Godfrey wishes Omar and the team from Muni Derivatives congratulations on their awards. Read more about these honors here or read the AAI press release here.

Susman Godfrey Secures Appellate Victory for Steven Lamar against Beats Electronics and Music Moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

Steve Morrissey, Brian Melton and Davida Brook secured an important appellate victory regarding Lamar's headphones design. Click here for more.

Susman Godfrey Secures Complete Defense Victory for Globus Medical in Spinal Device Patent Infringement Suit

The team, led by Jacob Buchdahl and Arun Subramanian, secured a complete victory on behalf of Globus Medical in this spinal insert patent infringement litigation brought by Flexuspine, Inc. Click here for more.

American Lawyer names Stephen D. Susman ‘Lifetime Achiever’

The publication selected only six attorneys this year that “have had extraordinary careers at some of the country's most prominent law firms and other legal institutions, and whose public service contributions have had far-reaching impact.” Click here for more.

Two Susman Godfrey Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyers of the Year,” and 16 Others Listed in 2017 The Best Lawyers in America 

Neal Manne and Barry Barnett have been named “Lawyers of the Year” in Houston in “Litigation - Antitrust” and “Bet the Company Litigation” respectively.  In addition, 16 partners were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. Click here for more.

Susman Godfrey Wins More Than $14 Million in Landmark HSH v CIGNA Out-of-Network Insurance Payments

Susman Godfrey has secured in excess of $14 million in a precedent-setting victory for Humble Surgical Hospital against health insurer CIGNA.

Susman Godfrey Secures $244 Million Settlement in Class Action Against News Corp.

In late February we secured a $244 million settlement in our federal monopolization and antitrust class action against News Corporation. The media giant has also agreed to change its business practices regarding in-store advertising. Click here for more on this big win.

Susman Godfrey is First on List in Law360's 5 Go-To Boutique Trial Firms

We are thrilled to appear at the top of the list on Law360's latest boutique law firm review.   Click here to read what Law360 has to say about the firm (subscription required).

Two Pro Bono Victories In One Day For Co-Managing Partner Neal Manne

Co-Managing Partner Neal Manne has had many pro bono victories over the years but never two in one day until February 8. On this day, two of Manne’s pro bono clients won important victories in controversial cases in Texas involving prosecutorial misconduct and refugee resettlement. Click here for more.

Parker Folse has been featured in Lawdragon's "Lawyer Limelight" series.

Click here to read the full interview between Parker and Lawdragon which describes how he became a lawyer, his clerkship at The Supreme Court, his move to Seattle and some of his greatest legal acheivments.

Chanler Langham has been recognized as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Black Lawyers group.

This invitation-only professional honorary organization is composed of the Top 100 Black Lawyers or Non-Black Attorneys that promote diversity from each state and serve individuals, families and businesses needing attorneys to represent them in the American legal system.

Geoffrey Harrison named BOTH Appellate Lawyer of the Week and Litigator of the Week in 2015 by Texas Lawyer.

An unprecedented honor to receive both recognitions in the same year, Geoff won the Litigator honor after this year's HERO win and the Appellate honor after this year's Kingdom of Morocco win.

Susman Godfrey and 18 of its Attorneys Receive 2016 Awards from Benchmark Litigation

The firm received “Highly Recommended” status for its Texas off ice and “Recommended” status for its New York office. In addition, eighteen attorneys received either “Local Litigation Star” or “Future Star” honors. Click here for more.

Susman Godfrey Secures $120 Million Barclays LIBOR Settlement, Game-Changing Agreement from Bank to Cooperate in Ongoing Litigation

This is the first-ever private settlement resolving claims by investors that transacted directly with banks comprising a panel to determine LIBOR, or the London Interbank Offered Rate. Click here for more.

Benchmark Litigation Names Three Susman Godfrey Attorneys to ‘Top 100 Trial Lawyers of 2016’

New York partners Stephen D. Susman, Bill Carmody and Jacob W. Buchdahl were each recognized on Benchmark Litigation's “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” list. Click here for more.

Susman Godfrey Named by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in 2016 ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings

Susman Godfrey was ranked as Tier One nationally in five different litigationpractice areas in the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” This includes Commercial Litigation, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Patent, and Securities. Click here for more.

Susman Godfrey Expands Class Action Suit Against Volkswagen to 18 States

We have filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen for secretly using software designed to cheat emissions tests. 

To learn more about this case  click here.  To read about the states recently added to the lawsuit click here

Susman Godfrey Named to Law360's Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms List for the Third Year in a Row

We have continued our winning streak for plaintiffs this year in cases covering the intellectual property, securities and antitrust arenas, helping solidify our formidable reputation in the courtroom. Read our profile on Law360 here.

Firm Founder Steve Susman Named Trial Lawyer Rockstar by Texas Lawbook

Steve Susman was recently named in Texas Lawbook's Lions of the Texas Bar as a Trial Lawyer Rockstar. Read the more about Steves career and how our firm got started in the article here.

Susman Godfrey Wins Appeal Recognizing a $123 Million Judgment from the Kingdom of Morocco

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a district court’s refusal to recognize a $123 million judgment issued by a commercial court in the Kingdom of Morocco. Read more about the case and the SG trial team, Geoffrey Harrison, Ken McNeil and John Lahad here.

Super Lawyers Ranks 5 Susman Godfrey Attorneys to Their Regions’ ‘Top 100,’ and 3 Susman Godfrey Women to Their Regions’ ‘Top 50’

Nearly 2/3 of all Susman Godfrey
Partners were recognized by Super Lawyers in 2015. Read more about all of the 2015 honorees here.

Super Lawyers Names Nineteen Texas Attorneys to 2015 Super Lawyers List

Nineteen partners have been selected to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers List. Combined with the three partners who made this year’s Rising Stars list, 65% of the Texas Partnership was recognized by Super Layers this year. Read more here.

Texas Lawyer Names Stephen D. Susman ‘Lifetime Achiever’ in First Annual Professional Excellence Awards

Firm founder Stephen D. Susman has been honored as a “Lifetime Achiever” by Texas Lawyer in the publication’s first annual Professional Excellence Awards. Read more here.

Two Susman Godfrey Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyers of the Year,” and 16 Others Listed in 2016 The Best Lawyers in America 

Partners Neal Manne and Parker Folse have been named “Lawyers of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America 2016.  In addition, 16 other attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Read more here.

Susman Godfrey Named Nation’s No. 1 Litigation Boutique for Fifth Consecutive Year in Vault Survey. 

For the fifth consecutive year, we have been named the nation’s top-ranked litigation boutique in Vault’s annual Practice Area Rankings, receiving 42.25% of all votes this year. Read more here.

Eight Susman Godfrey Attorneys Named ‘Leaders in their Field,’ Three Offices Ranked as Leading Firm Locations by Chambers USA. 

Of those recognized, Neal Manne and Harry Susman have advanced in rankings since last year and New York is ranked for the first time. Click here for more.

Kalpana Srinivasan Included on The National Law Journal's List of Outstanding Women Lawyers. 

Srinivasan is one of just 75 female attorneys who were included on this prestigious list.

Read more about it here or on her profile at the National Law Journal.

Susman Godfrey Welcomes Back GE Capital Executive Counsel for Litigation Stephen Shackelford. 

We are thrilled to have Stephen Shackelford re-join the firm, this time as a partner in the New York Office.

Read more about this here or on The American Lawyer's People on the Move.

Partner Geoffrey L. Harrison Named
“Litigator of the Week” and “Houston’s HERO” by the Texas Lawyer

This is the third year in a row a Susman Godfrey partner has received this prestigious distinction.

Harrison has recently tried and won three lawsuits in three consecutuive months. Read more about his selection here.

Susman Godfrey BP MS 150 Cycling Team Crosses $1,000,000 Threshold

On April 26 & 27 2015, Susman Godfrey LLP’s “Swift Justice” team completed the ride having raised more than $1,100,000 to date and with firm founder Stephen Susman crossing the finish time as the #1 fundraiser for the fourth year in a row. Read more here. Or see photos from the event here.

Texas Law Review Creates Scholarship in Honor of Susman Godfrey Founder Stephen Susman

On March 28, 2015, the Texas Law Review Association honored Stephen Susman for his fifty-year commitment to the Texas Law Review by endowing a scholarship in his name. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Susman’s election as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Law Review. Read more here.

Brooke Taylor Named a Law360 Rising Star

A partner in our Seattle office, Taylor is one of just 145 attorneys under 40 nationwide who were named to this prestigious list, and one of just nine recognized for intellectual property. Read more here.

Susman Godfrey Named to Vault’s Inaugural “Top 150 Under 150” List

We have once again been named one of the nation’s leading litigation boutiques, this time in Vault’s new Top 150 Under 150 List. "The Top 150 Under 150 is a recognition of leading law firms with fewer attorneys, but no less expertise, than the global megafirms that often dominate rankings and headlines” says Vault. Read more here.

Susman Godfrey Obtains $37.5 Million for Investors in Oil & Gas Limited Partnerships

Susman Godfrey helped to obtain final approval for a $37.5 million class action settlement in a case that was brought on by a class of more than 7000 limited partners who invested in 12 oil and gas limited partnerships sponsored by PDC Energy, Inc. Read the full story here

Seattle Workers Win Fight Over $15 Minimum Wage

This week Seattle partners Parker Folse, Edgar Sargent, Justin Nelson and Drew Hansen helped to defeat a constitutional challenge to Seattle’s landmark $15 per hour minimum wage ordinance. Read the full story here. Or read the story at Wall Street Journal, CNN, Seattle Times or Fortune.

Lightning Strikes Twice: Susman Godfrey Scores Victory for Brokers in FINRA Dispute with Barclays

Jacob Buchdahl and Arun Subramanian prevailed in defending clients against claims by Barclays that it was entitled to recover $4mn in bonuses.  This is the second time in a row Susman Godfrey has sent a bank home empty-handed. Read the full story here. Or read the story at Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Reuters or iMarkets.

Susman Godfrey Wins Closely Watched Jury Trial to Uphold the City of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

After two weeks of trial and one week of deliberations, Geoff Harrison, Alex Kaplan and Kristen Schlemmer helped to secure the big pro bono jury verdict for the City of Houston. It was a resounding victory in the trial over a challenge to Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance. Read more here.

Partner Jacob W. Buchdahl Receives Prestigious UJA-Federation of New York Philanthropy Award

Buchdahl has been honored with “The James H. Fogelson Emerging Leadership Award” from UJA-Federation of New York, bestowed annually to an attorney whose dedication both to the field of law and to Jewish community leadership serves as an inspiration to others. Read more here.

Jury Confirms Validity of All Three Patents, Awards $17 Million in Damages for Susman Godfrey Client Intellectual Ventures

A jury has awarded Susman Godfrey client Intellectual Ventures I LLC $17 million in patent infringement damages. The jury rejected defendant Symantec Corp.’s attempts to invalidate Intellectual Ventures’ three patents, and found that Symantec infringed two of them. Read the release here.

Susman Godfrey partner Justin Nelson quoted by Law360 on the DOJ's $1.38 billion settlement with Standard & Poor

Click here to see what Justin had to say about Standard & Poor’s agreement to pay $1.375 billion to settle lawsuits brought by the U.S. Department of Justice over ratings that helped ignite the financial crisis.

Susman Godfrey Prevails Against NHL for Former Coyotes Owner Jerry Moyes

A federal bankruptcy court judge made recommendations that would prevent the NHL from recovering almost all of the $145 Million in damages it sought against the former Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes.  Click here for the full story. Or read the story at Phoenix Business Journal, Law360, The Globe and Mail or The Hockey News.

LA Partner Kalpana Srinivasan Is Named as One of Law360's Minority Powerbrokers

Srinivasan has has secured more than $1 billion in recoveries and savings for clients in patent, copyright, class action, contract and other disputes. As a participant in Law360’s Minority Powerbrokers Q&A series, Srinivasan shares her perspective. Click here for the full interview.

Double Whammy! Susman Godfrey Wins Federal Court Jury Verdict for Apache Corporation and Files Apache’s Own $31.5 Million Lawsuit

The jury returned a verdict in favor of Apache Corporation and rejected the multi-million dollar breach of contract allegations brought by W&T Offshore, Inc.  Shortly after the decision, Apache filed a $31.5 million lawsuit against W&T Offshore. Click here for the full story.

Law360 has named founding Susman Godfrey partner Stephen D. Susman a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar.”

The profile highlights Susman’s long, successful career, detailing everything from his days teaching at The University of Texas School of Law to establishing of his very own trial boutique. Click here to read more

Kalpana Srinivasan Named One of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Associations's 2014 'Best Lawyers Under 40'

Awarded on November 8th, 2014, honoerees are those who have "achieved prominence and distinction while demonstrating a strong commitment to the community at relatively early stages in their careers.”  Click here for more.

Susman Godfrey is Named by U.S. News - Best Lawyers In 2015 'Best Law Firms' Rankings

The firm was ranked nationally in six different practice areas: Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation, Litigation- Antitrust, Litigation- IP, and Litigation- Patent. The firm was also ranked in Tier 2 for Litigation- Environmental and Litigation- Securities. Click here for more.

Susman Godfrey is Named to Law360's 'Most Feared Plaintiff Firms' For Second Consecutive Year

Susman Godfrey was one of just 10 law firms nationwide named to the list recognizing firms who “give heart to the aggrieved and injured and strike fear in the defense bar,” Law360 wrote. Click here for more.

Susman Godfrey is Named to The National Law Journal's Inaugural List of America's Elite Trial Lawyers'

The first-ever list represents “those law firms that are on the cutting edge of plaintiffs-side work in the United States and that have achieved exemplary results for their clients,” The National Law Journal wrote.  Click here for more.

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 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.

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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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