Susman Godfrey Has Record Year in Chambers 2021 Rankings

Susman Godfrey earned top marks in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers Guide for 2021. This year the legal directory highlighted 15 Susman Godfrey trial lawyers among the nation’s top litigators and all four of the firm’s offices as leading locations.

“I consider it to be the best litigation firm in the US.”

Client quote from 2021 rankings.

The firm continues to be recognized for its litigation excellence, with Chambers highlighting the strength of several practice areas across each of our offices. The California office ranked in the top tier in Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff and New York moved ahead in General Commercial, The Elite. Texas and Washington also earned top marks in General Commercial Litigation, and Chambers recognized the strength of the firm’s Intellectual Property (Texas and Washington) and Antitrust (Nationwide and California) practices.

“The team is passionate and dedicated, and I feel I have a legal team that can go toe to toe with anyone, anywhere.”

Client quote from 2021 rankings.

New to the individual rankings this year are Partners Amanda Bonn and Shawn Raymond, recognized for Commercial Litigation in California and Texas, respectively. Partners Bill Carmody and Marc Seltzer are both newly recognized for their Antitrust work in New York and California, respectively, in addition to their Commercial Litigation rankings—which Seltzer advanced in this year as well. And co-Managing Partner Kalpana Srinivasan is ranked for the first time for her national Antitrust work and moved up in the rankings for California Commercial Litigation.

“Almost nobody I know is better at mastering a complex case and going into a courtroom to present it persuasively.”

Client quote from 2021 rankings.

Several lawyers also climbed the rankings within their respective practice areas, including Barry Barnett, Shawn Rabin, Max Tribble, and Mark Wawro.

“You hire them because they are thoughtful, skilled, efficient and they instill fear in your opponents.”

Client quote from 2021 rankings.

The full list of Susman Godfrey lawyers recognized by Chambers include:

Susman Godfrey offices were recognized as “Leading Locations” in these litigation practice areas:

  • Texas:
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Antitrust
    • Intellectual Property
  • California:
    • Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff
    • Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff
  • New York: Litigation: General Commercial – The Elite
  • Washington:
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Intellectual Property
  • Nationwide: Antitrust: Plaintiff

Considered one of the legal industry’s most significant rankings directories, the Chambers USA report is published annually. Chambers and Partners’ full-time editors and researchers evaluate submissions and conduct in-depth telephone interviews with lawyers and clients to evaluate recent work and determine their rankingsAccording to Chambers, “firms and lawyers need to demonstrate sustained excellence in order to be ranked in the guide.”

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