Firm also Honored at AAI’s 2016 Antitrust Enforcement Awards
Premiere litigation boutique Susman Godfrey has placed fifth on a new ranking from Lex Machina of powerhouse firms representing plaintiffs in antitrust litigation. In compiling the list, Lex Machina, a legal data analytics provider, assessed cases filed between January 1, 2009 and September 30, 2016. During that period, Susman Godfrey recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of plaintiffs in antitrust matters.
Lex Machina compiled the data in the report from publicly available information on PACER, the federal court system database. It identified antitrust cases based on the nature of suit and cause of action filing codes associated with the cases. The data does not include appeals or modifications of judgments on appeal.
This recognition comes on the heels of Susman Godfrey being honored by The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) at its 2015 Antitrust Enforcement Awards in October. The firm was given an “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice” award for its work on In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation. In addition, Susman Godfrey associate Omar Ochoa received the “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer” honor in recognition of his involvement with In Re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation.
Steve Susman founded Susman Godfrey in 1980 after winning the landmark Corrugated Container price-fixing antitrust case, in which the firm helped recover $500 million on behalf of plaintiffs as a result of settlements and a verdict after a three-month jury trial. Since that time, Susman Godfrey has been at the forefront of antitrust litigation.
The firm has gone on to successfully represent plaintiffs bringing price-fixing, market allocation, refusals to deal, and monopolization claims in many industries, including computer-operating systems, airlines, medical devices, telecommunications, milk, vitamins, and specialty steel. The firm’s attorneys have represented businesses and individuals in antitrust actions against some of the largest and most powerful companies in the world. These include Hollywood heavyweights Dreamworks and Disney; global investment bank Barclays; media titan News Corporation, and the entire international auto parts manufacturing industry.