“These are good days to work at Susman Godfrey”
Premier trial firm Susman Godfrey has been recognized by leading legal blog, Above the Law, as a “Top Tier Outside Counsel” Law Firm. While most legal publishers who provide firm rankings interview big law firms themselves, Above the Law (also known as “ATL”) felt, for this study, that “looking at how in-house counsel rates Biglaw firms is at least as interesting of a question as how Biglaw lawyers rates Biglaw firms.”
To this point, ATL surveyed over 1,000 in-house attorneys spread across more than 500 companies based in over 50 cities and asked them two questions:
- Which law firms does your company engage for legal services?
- Please indicate the highest level legal work for which your company will engage the particular firm(s).
For the second question, “levels” were defined as Cost-efficient, bulk tasks; Routine matters; High-value, complex matters; and “Bet-the-company” matters.
Based on these responses, they put together a list of the top 50 outside counsel, according to the in-house lawyers who use them. Responses to the survey provided strong indication to which firms received more significant work. The article includes Susman Godfrey as “Tier One” stating, “These are good days to work at Susman Godfrey.”
Susman Godfrey just closed the books on what was a monumental 2017, one in which over a billion dollars in awards and settlements were secured for its clients. The trial firm has an impressive list of clients including General Electric, Uber, Chevron, and Amazon, all of whom rely on Susman Godfrey to provide legal counsel on their most significant matters.
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