The 2022 edition of The Legal 500 guide to the leading law practices in the United States has ranked Susman Godfrey as top tier nationally in three practice areas and has recognized nineteen attorneys in its annual rankings.
Tier 1 – Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions (Plaintiff)
“Very smart and efficient lawyers. They know their way around the courtroom and tend to run circles around other “peer” firms.”
Legal 500’s 2022 Antitrust review names Marc Seltzer a Leading Lawyer for the fifth year in a row, calling him “encyclopedic in his knowledge of procedure and competition cases, an outstanding strategist, and a wonderful colleague.”
Tier 2 – General Commercial Disputes
“Susman lawyers have the ability to just eviscerate opposing counsel. From associate to partner, I’ve seen them all just destroy the other side. It is very gratifying. The entire team has an absolute command of all of the facts, and they navigate litigation like true tacticians.”
Susman Godfrey is, “a well-reputed dispute resolution practice which is regularly engaged in high-stakes commercial litigation cases,” the guide notes. In her second year being recognized, Partner Amanda Bonn is this year honored as a Leading Lawyer. This year Partners Marc Seltzer and Arun Subramanian are also recognized for their success in general commercial litigation.
Tier 2 – Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
“The depth of knowledge of the Susman Godfrey LLP team makes this practice group unique. All attorneys at Susman Godfrey have a desire to learn and a drive to seek solutions for their clients. The attorneys at Susman Godfrey do a great job.”
In its Oil and Gas Litigation review, the guide describes Susman Godfrey as made up of a team of lawyers who are ‘experts in their field.’ This year Erica Harris is recognized as Leading Lawyer in this area. In addition, Alex Kaplan is named among Legal 500’s Next Generation Partner for the fourth year in a row. Joining the list there is is Los Angeles Assoiate Nick Spear, who, along with Tom Paterson, is described by one client as a provider of “excellent counsel and direction in high-stakes litigation.”
The Legal 500 bases its rankings on a combination of law firm submissions and peer and client feedback to assess overall visibility and reputation of law practices nationwide.