Benchmark Litigation Spotlights Susman Godfrey and 32 Partners in Annual Rankings

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

Susman Godfrey and thirty-two of its partners have been recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 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 2022 Rankings 

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 second year in a row Managing Partners Neal Manne and Kalpana Srinivasan and Partner Bill Carmody are included on Benchmark’s national “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” list, which highlights those who “command ever-increasing levels of reverence as masters of a seemingly endangered craft.” This marks Srinivasan’s third year on the list and Carmody has been included since its inception. In addition, Srinivasan appears on Benchmark’s “Top 20 California Trial Lawyers” list, a group that, “consists of partners who have been venerated by peers and clients as being the best in breed at the nuanced practice of trial law within the state of California.”

Attorney Praise

Spanning all four of Susman Godfrey’s offices, these thirty-two partners are recognized this year as either National, Local, or Future Litigation Stars or appear on Benchmark’s 40 and Under Hot List:

From Houston: Barry Barnett, Vineet Bhatia, Johnny Carter, Ryan Caughey, Joe Grinstein, Erica Harris, Geoffrey Harrison, Alex Kaplan, Neal Manne, Eric Mayer, Justin Nelson, Trey Peacock, David Peterson, Shawn Raymond, Harry Susman, Max Tribble, Mark Wawro, and Meng Xi.

From Los Angeles: Amanda Bonn, Davida Brook, Bryan Caforio, Oleg Elkhunovich, Krysta Pachman, Marc Seltzer, Kalpana Srinivasan, and Steven Sklaver.

From New York: Jacob Buchdahl, Bill Carmody, Stephen Shackelford, Jr., and Arun Subramanian.

From Seattle: Parker Folse and Genevieve Vose Wallace.

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