Susman Godfrey Named Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year by Law360

Susman Godfrey has been recognized for its media and entertainment litigation work with Law360’s annual Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year award. Honored for groundbreaking work in the media and entertainment industry in 2023, lawyers at Susman Godfrey secured over a billion dollars in litigation wins in the past 12 months and continued to make headlines for their landmark work.

“Susman Godfrey attorneys really pride themselves on being trial lawyers, and frankly the best trial lawyers there are,” said Davida Brook in an interview with Law360 about the honor. Brook was involved in two major cases highlighted in the profile – she served as co-lead counsel to Dominion Voting Systems and helped to secure a historic $787.5 million deal for the company after it filed a defamation lawsuit against Fox News Corporation for making misleading and false statements about Dominion’s involvement in the 2020 Presidential Election. She also represented Louis Bacon in a high-profile defamation suit against Peter Nygard, securing a $203 million deal to resolve the case. These deals were the largest defamation settlement in the nation’s history and the largest defamation judgment in the history of New York state, respectively.

However, Susman Godfrey’s legal skills are not limited to defamation matters. “Our true expertise is in diving into any industry, especially emerging industries, quickly educating ourselves on it and finding the most effective way to try the case before a fact-finder,” partner Amanda Bonn told Law360. Bonn served as co-lead counsel to Flutter Entertainment a multi-billion-dollar arbitration in early 2023 and helped secured a favorable award for the company when an arbitrator nearly doubled the exercise price its opponent, FOX Corporation, sought for its option to acquire 18.6% of Flutter’s portfolio company, FanDuel Group.  “[The Flutter case involved] a complex financial transaction with billions of dollars at stake that they knew would actually be tried, or in this case, arbitrated,” Bonn said. “That’s really why they came to Susman Godfrey.”

Read more about Susman Godfrey’s Media and Entertainment Litigation work here.