Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Susman Godfrey and 29 Partners in Annual Rankings

Managing Partner Kalpana Srinivasan and Partners Bill Carmody and Neal Manne Named as Top 100 Lawyers in the Nation

Susman Godfrey and twenty-nine of its partners have been recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s 2023 law firm rankings. Benchmark lauds SG as a “litigation juggernaut” which “eschews market trends” and “marches to the beat of its own drummer.” Benchmark also highlights Susman Godfrey’s offices as “key players in their respective markets due to them each being populated by high-level trial talent juggling a hybrid of plaintiff and defense commercial, antitrust, securities and intellectual property litigation with exceptionally high stakes.”

“Susman is an unusual firm, maybe a unicorn! I’m not sure that there’s another firm operating the way they do. They are the best of breed in so many ways.”

Client Quote from Benchmark Litigation

Firm Recognition

The firm is recognized as one of the nation’s Top 20 Law Firms and is ranked Tier One nationally in Commercial Litigation and Antitrust/Competition. Regionally, the firm’s Houston, Los Angeles and New York offices are ranked Highly Recommended in Dispute Resolution.

Top 100

For the third year in a row Managing Partner Kalpana Srinivasan and Partners Bill Carmody and Neal Manne are included on Benchmark’s national “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” list, which highlights those who are “venerated by peers and clients as being the best in breed at the nuanced practice of trial law.” This marks Srinivasan’s fourth year on the list, Manne’s third, and Carmody has been included since its inception. In addition, Srinivasan appears on Benchmark’s “Top 20 California Trial Lawyers” list for the second year in a row, a group that is, “recognized for their excellence in trial law, with peer review and case evidence bolstering their reputations.”

Attorney Praise

Spanning all four of Susman Godfrey’s offices, these twenty-nine partners are recognized this year as either Litigation Stars or Future Stars. Newly added this year to the Litigation Stars rankings is Partner Jim Southwick. In addition, Partners Elisha Barron, Michael Gervais, Alex Kaplan and Weston O’Black make their debuts as Future Stars while Arun Subramanian moves up in the rankings from Future to Litigation Star. The full list of 2023 honorees includes:

From Houston: Barry Barnett, Vineet Bhatia, Johnny Carter, Joseph Grinstein, Erica Harris, Geoffrey Harrison, Alex Kaplan, Neal Manne, Eric Mayer, Justin Nelson, Weston O’Black, Trey Peacock, James Southwick, Harry Susman, Max Tribble, Mark Wawro.

From Los Angeles: Davida Brook, Oleg Elkhunovich, Michael Gervais, Krysta Pachman, Marc Seltzer, Kalpana Srinivasan

From New York: Elisha Barron, Jacob Buchdahl, Bill Carmody, Shawn Rabin, Stephen Shackelford, Arun Subramanian.

From Seattle: Parker Folse

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