Brittany Fowler
Associate
Los Angeles Office Phone: (310) 789-3143 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF
Education

The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif)

Texas A&M University (B.A., summa cum laude)

Judicial Clerkship

Honorable Sandra Segal Ikuta, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2018-2019

 

Brittany Fowler
Associate

Trial lawyer Brittany Fowler represents both plaintiffs and defendants in cutting-edge litigation across the country. Ms. Fowler tries major cases across an array of practice areas, including breach of contract, fraud, civil rights, defamation, intellectual property, construction, pharmaceuticals, and insurance. Be it jury trial, bench trial, or arbitration, Ms. Fowler is known for her innate understanding of civil litigation and her ability to synthesize complex data into convincing arguments for judges, juries, and arbitrators.

Headline-Grabbing Cases

Ms. Fowler is a key member of the Susman Godfrey team that just filed a $1.6 billion dollar defamation lawsuit against Fox News Media on behalf of Dominion Voting Systems. This case has attracted widespread media attention from outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, CNBC, The Associated Press and LA Times, among many others. Ms. Fowler is also trying similar cases on behalf of Dominion against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Mike Lindell.

In another high-profile action, Ms. Fowler represents Flo & Eddie, members of the 1960’s rock group The Turtles, and a certified class of pre-1972 sound recording owners in a copyright infringement case against Sirius XM. In this landmark case, it was established under California law that owners of pre-1972 sound recordings have the exclusive right to perform those recordings. In a groundbreaking settlement, Sirius XM agreed to pay at least $25.5 million (over $16 million after fees and expenses) and royalties under a 10-year license valued up to $62 million (over $41 million after fees and expenses) as compensation for publicly performing these sound recordings without a license. The Court approved the settlement, which received widespread media coverage from publications such as The New York Times, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Law360, Rolling Stone, Variety, Reuters and Managing IP. Ms. Fowler represents Flo & Eddie in the appeal of an issue of California law carved out from the class settlement. Ms. Fowler also represents Flo & Eddie and a putative class of pre-1972 sound recording owners in a similar action against Pandora.

Pro Bono Representation

Ms. Fowler also dedicates her time to representing those who cannot afford representation. For example, in Russell v. Harris County, Ms. Fowler serves pro bono representing a putative class of felony arrestees challenging the money bail system in Harris County, Texas. Russell follows the landmark case, ODonnell v. Harris County, where the firm won a ruling that the cash bail system in Harris County, Texas, violated the Due Process and Equal Protection rights of thousands of misdemeanor arrestees. You can read about it more in The New York TimesThe Houston Chronicle, and Lawdragon. Ms. Fowler has taken the lead on key depositions against defendants in the Russell matter.

In addition,  Ms. Fowler donated significant pro bono time to working on litigation related to the 2020 presidential election. Ms. Fowler was a key member of the Susman Godfrey team that successfully represented Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers in litigation brought to try to prevent counting every vote in the 2020 election. These two cases brought by a team of lawyers led by Sidney Powell were dismissed. The team also defended Governor Evers in a one-day bench trial in a third case brought by Trump in Wisconsin. After hearing the evidence and argument, the Trump-appointed judge rejected the case on the merits and dismissed.

Background

Ms. Fowler joined Susman Godfrey after clerking for the Honorable Sandra Segal Ikuta of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She earned her J.D. with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was elected to Order of the Coif and Chancellors.

During law school, Ms. Fowler served as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Law Review and won the Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Competition. Ms. Fowler received her B.A. summa cum laude from Texas A&M University.

Outside the firm, Ms. Fowler is an active member of the LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and serves on the University of Texas Class of 2018 Committee.

Honors and Distinctions
  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor-in-Chief, Texas Law Review, Volume 96
  • Champion, Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Competition
  • Chancellors (top 16 students by GPA after second year)
  • Beck Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • First-Year Best Brief Award, Persuasive Writing & Advocacy
  • Outstanding Memorandum Award, Legal Analysis & Communication
  • Supreme Court Clinic
  • Actual Innocence Clinic
  • Dean’s Achievement Award in Criminal Procedure
  • Chancellor’s Scholar
Publications

Brittany Fowler, A Shortcut to Death: How the Texas Death-Penalty Statute Engages the Jury’s Cognitive Heuristics in Favor of Death, 96 Texas L. Rev. 379 (2017)

Professional Associations
  • State of California
  • State of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of Texas