Susman Godfrey Named a Finalist Among America’s Elite Trial Lawyers by the National Law Journal in Antitrust and Business Torts

June 2019

Partner Kalpana Srinivasan also named a finalist for Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar for the second year in a row

Susman Godfrey LLP has been named a finalist to the 2019 National Law Journal America’s Elite Trial Lawyers in the areas of antitrust and business torts. Additionally, partner Kalpana Srinivasan has been named a finalist to the Journal’s Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar list for the second year in a row.

The 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 lawyers and law firms selected as finalists have “demonstrated exemplary performance in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs over the last 18 months” and also, “possess a solid track record of client wins over the past three to five years.”

Focus on Antitrust

For the second year in a row, Susman Godfrey was named as a finalist in the antitrust category, having scored numerous significant antitrust wins for plaintiffs.  From securing over a billion dollars in settlements in In Re: Auto Parts Litigation, to over $590 million in settlements in the ongoing In Re: LIBOR Antitrust Litigation, to successfully representing Walmart in In Re: Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, the firm unfailingly proves that it is a leader in antitrust litigation. 

New Addition: Business Torts

For the first time this year the firm is also named a finalist in business torts litigation.  Susman Godfrey’s notable results include: a $706.2 million trial triumph for HouseCanary against Title Source, the $25.2 million win for Steven Lamar against Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, and a jury verdict valued at more than $160 million on behalf of General Electric in its lawsuit against the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA).

Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar

Partner Kalpana Srinivasan has once again been named a finalist among the Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar.  In 2018, Srinivasan, who was honored in this category last year, secured a $706.2 million unanimous jury verdict for her client, HouseCanary in a trade secrets case against Quicken Loans affiliate, Title Source, and was named by the court to co-lead plaintiffs in a nationwide class action related to Qualcomm’s anticompetitive conduct in the chip market. In Re: Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation.

The full list of finalists can be read at NLJ.com (subscription required). The 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers winners will be announced at the Elite Trial Lawyers event in July 18 at Lotte New York Palace in New York City.