Three Susman Godfrey Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyers of the Year,” and 19 Others Listed in 2018 The Best Lawyers in America

August 2017

Three Partners from Susman Godfrey have been named “Lawyers of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America 2018.  Neal Manne was named the Lawyer of the Year in Houston for “Bet the Company Litigation.” It is the third consecutive year that Manne has been named a Lawyer of the Year.  Shawn Raymond was named the Lawyer of the Year in Houston for “Litigation – Antitrust.”  Parker Folse was named Lawyer of the Year in Seattle for “Litigation – Antitrust”.

In all, 22 of the firm’s attorneys were named among The Best Lawyers in America 2018. Four appear on the list for the first time:  Houston partners Vineet Bhatia and Alex Kaplan, and Seattle partners Rachel Black and Ian Crosby.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. 

The Susman Godfrey lawyers named to the prestigious list are:


HOUSTON

 LOS ANGELES

NEW YORK

  • William C. Carmody – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation

SEATTLE

  • Rachel Black – Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Ian Crosby – Intellectual Property
  • Parker C. Folse III - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation
  • Brooke A.M. Taylor - Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.