Neal Manne, Kalpana Srinivasan and Bill Carmody Named Benchmark Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Co-Managing Partners Neal Manne and Kalpana Srinivasan and Partner Bill Carmody have been named Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” list for 2021, which highlights those who “command ever-increasing levels of reverence as masters of a seemingly endangered craft.” Manne, Srinivasan, and Carmody all run booming trial practices across the country and are each responsible for some of the nation’s most noteworthy verdicts and decisions.

Recent Landmark Victories

Manne’s most recent wins include securing a defense victory for Vitol Inc. in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit brought by Venezuela’s state-owned oil company and winning a historic victory for a class of indigent arrestees, which he represents pro bono, in a constitutional challenge to Harris County’s money bail system. Srinivasan secured final judgment on a $706.2 million jury verdict for client HouseCanary in a misappropriation of trade secret, fraud, and breach of contract case and scored a significant insurance litigation win for NBC subsidiary, Universal Cable Productions. Carmody won a jury verdict and judgment valued at over $160 million on behalf of repeat client, General Electric, secured a highly favorable settlement as lead counsel to Uber in its epic trade secret misappropriation battle against Google’s Waymo, and most recently secured over $175 million in settlements on behalf of the largest political subdivisions in California and Nevada in a groundbreaking suit against wireless carriers for over-billing the government.

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