The National Law Journal Names Ryan Caughey, Oleg Elkhunovich, and Kalpana Srinivasan 2020 Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazers

May 2020

The National Law Journal has named Susman Godfrey partners, Ryan Caughey, Oleg Elkhunovich, and Kalpana Srinivasan, among the Plaintiff Lawyer Trailblazers in their fourth annual compilation of industry leaders. The list recognizes lawyers who make their mark in the various aspects of legal work on the plaintiff’s side. The selected lawyers share a common thread of “deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their respective missions, having received remarkable success along the way.”

Ryan Caughey

Ryan Caughey has secured hundreds of millions of dollars of recoveries in some of the nation’s most innovative lawsuits. He currently represents Veeva, a multibillion-dollar tech company, pursuing monopolization claims involving cloud data. Caughey has also secured a nine-figure recovery in an antitrust lawsuit against News Corp. and represents Walmart pursuing price-fixing claims.

Oleg Elkhunovich

Oleg Elkhunovich litigates trailblazing matters across the country.  He was appointed by the court as co-lead counsel to a class of investors who purchased XRP “crypto”-coins from Ripple Labs in an alleged fraudulent offering of unregistered securities.  Elkhunovich was one of the lawyers nominated for Public Justice’s Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for his work on behalf of the economic loss class action plaintiffs in multi-district litigation against Toyota, which culminated in a $1.6 billion settlement.

Kalpana Srinivasan

A 2019 Titan of the Plaintiff’s Bar by Law360 and a 2020 Elite Woman of the Plaintiff’s Bar by National Law Journal, Kalpana Srinivasan tackles the nation’s most cutting-edge actions for plaintiffs. In the past two years, Srinivasan won the country’s highest IP verdict of the year, was selected as lead counsel to plaintiffs in what some call “the largest class action in history,” successfully represented industry titans like an NBC subsidiary on the Plaintiff’s side, and faced-off against opponents like Sony, AT&T, Verizon and Spotify.

The full write-up on these lawyers, plus a list of all recognized lawyers, can be found here.