U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ms. White is a partner with Susman Godfrey and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She was recently featured on the cover of Lawdragon’s 20th issue entitled “The Now, The 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” which included a profile on her career leading high-stakes trial teams in courtrooms across the country. You can read that interview here.
Ms. White was also named “Litigator of the Week” by Texas Lawyer for defeating, before a Texas jury, a $22 million claim for tortious interference, while simultaneously securing a verdict for the full amount of damages her client sought on its affirmative claims. You can read about that case here.
Ms. White also donates a large portion of her time to pro bono causes, including helping to secure an injunction on constitutional grounds in a class action attacking unaffordable bail in the nation’s third largest county. Her role in the eight-day hearing that led to the win was covered by the National Law Journal, which reported that “the key was statistical evidence presented by Susman partner Lexie White…[who] demolished the other side’s case in the courtroom…”
Ms. White has received many other accolades from a variety of news and media. She was named one of The Best Lawyers of America in Patent Litigation and Commercial Litigation (2021-2023, Woodward White Inc.). She was also featured in an article entitled, “Don’t Mess With Texas, How Lawyers at Susman Godfrey Formed America’s Leading Trial Firm” (Lawdragon, 2017). In 2019, Ms. White was named a Leading Patent Professional by IAM Patent 1000. Ms. White has been listed multiple times on Lawdragon’s annual “Lawdragon 500,” the publication’s list of the top 500 lawyers in America, including in 2018, 2019, 2020 2021, and 2022. Ms. White was also recognized on Lawdragon’s list of the country’s Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and was included on Benchmark Litigation’s “40 and Under Hot List” in 2016, 2018 and 2019 (Euromoney PLC).
More than these accolades, Ms. White values the praise—some of which is excerpted below—of her clients, who increasingly call on her to handle their routine and their bet-the-company lawsuits:
“In a nutshell, over the course of 38 years as an attorney myself, and former International Legal Counsel for a Fortune 25 company with responsibility for managing many law firms over the years, Lexie White is among the very best – if not the best – I have worked with, anywhere.… This journey of bitterly fought litigation included 2 trips to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and one to the Supreme Court (cert denied)…. I don’t hesitate to recommend Lexie and her colleagues at Susman Godfrey. There are none better.” Read more here.
— Jeffrey Conklin, CEO, SKY Technologies LLC
“By far the best lawyer we worked with, Lexie amazed us with her streamlined and efficient case management, saving us huge amounts of time and money as we ramped up toward trial…. Lexie’s diligence and talent won us a huge victory at trial…. I sincerely hope our business will never be such in a lawsuit again. But if we ever are, there is nobody I would ever trust it with but Lexie White and her team at Susman Godfrey.” Read full letter here.
— Chet Hall, CEO and Founder, WickFire LLC
“I’ve been practicing law for over 50 years. Lexie White recently handled a case for me . . . . She had a short period of time to amass many facts, put them into a set of answering papers, and, finally, to win our case at a hearing, strictly on cross examination. She did a superb job, and I unhesitatingly recommend her legal services in any matter you may have. She is easily on a par with the best lawyers I have ever dealt with.”
— Paul R. Waldman, General Counsel, United States Prof. Tennis Association