Los Angeles Partner Krysta Pachman has been named of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in California by the Daily Journal. This list of elite young lawyers in the state highlights “young lawyers who have made a difference to their clients, their firms, their profession.” The lawyers named to the list are some of the most accomplished young attorneys in California today, representing excellence in private practice, corporate counsel and public interest law.
A rising star at Susman Godfrey, Pachman regularly takes on leadership roles in the complex and nationally followed cases she litigates. This year Pachman was appointed by U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs to serve on the leadership team of the nationally followed Blackbaud data breach class action. At just 34, Pachman is one of the youngest attorneys ever appointed to a co-lead counsel role in an MDL.
Also this year, Pachman filed lawsuits against PornHub parent company, MindGeek, and Reddit alleging the companies have violated federal sex trafficking and child pornography laws by knowingly posting, enabling the posting of and profiting from thousands of pornographic videos featuring persons under the age of 18.
Pachman has an established history of securing significant wins for her clients. In the landmark copyright action, Ferrick, et al. v. Spotify USA, Pachman helped secure a settlement valued at more than $100 million dollars, including a $43.45 million cash settlement fund and an agreement to pay future royalties to settle a class-action lawsuit with Spotify brought on behalf of music copyright owners. Pachman also helped secure a $40 million settlement for a class of derivatives traders in Timber Hill v. Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., et al; and played a key role in Schulein, et al. v. Petroleum Development Corp. representing plaintiffs in a securities case that settled for $37.5 million.