Susman Godfrey is one of the preeminent firms in the country in antitrust litigation.
Steve Susman founded the firm in 1980 after specializing in antitrust at a large law firm, teaching antitrust at the University of Texas School of Law, and serving as a special assistant on antitrust to the Attorney General of Texas. Beginning with the landmark Corrugated Container price-fixing case in 1980, in which Susman Godfrey recovered $500 million on behalf of plaintiffs as a result of settlements and a verdict after a 3-month jury trial, Susman Godfrey has been in the forefront of antitrust litigation.
Since then, Susman Godfrey has recovered billions of dollars for plaintiffs bringing price-fixing, market allocation, concerted refusal to deal, and monopolization claims involving computer-operating systems, airlines, medical devices, telecommunications, milk, specialty steel, and other products. Susman Godfrey has experience representing companies such as Caldera in its case against Microsoft; Masimo in its action against Tyco; and a class of current and former football and basketball players suing the NCAA.
Susman Godfrey also has handled significant antitrust cases on the defense side, representing companies such as Aetna (conspiracy to restrain trade), Northwest Airlines (price-fixing), Steve & Sons (price-fixing), Intel (monopolization), Picker International (a defense verdict in a jury trial charging tying), Little Caesars (tying), Medtronic, Inc. (raiding), and ACE Limited (market allocation).