Lawdragon magazine named Houston partners Vineet Bhatia, Geoffrey Harrison and Max Tribble as “Legends” among an elite group of just 32 “remarkable lawyers who have thoroughly defined the past decade of Lawdragon.” The “triumphant Susman Godfrey trio” of Bhatia, Harrison and Tribble has been included for years in Lawdragon’s list of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America,” and all three have been featured for their “sustained excellence and endurance.”
Bhatia is a seasoned, first-chair commercial trial lawyer with 30 years of experience handling a wide variety of complex, high-stakes disputes for plaintiffs and defendants. He has tried more than 25 cases to verdict or arbitration decision and has led dozens more that have resolved successfully for his clients before trial commenced. Bhatia counts Fortune 500 companies such as ACE Limited, Genworth Financial, Great Plains Energy, KBR, LyondellBasell, Philip Morris, Walmart, and Westar Energy among his client list. Most recently Bhatia has secured a highly favorable outcome for Walmart in an antitrust class action against the country’s leading providers of tuna and multi-million-dollar settlements for direct purchase plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against AmeriGas and Ferrellgas.
Harrison loves to try cases and win, win, win. Harrison handles high stakes appeals, arbitrations, bench trials, and especially jury trials across the country, and handles international arbitrations involving disputes in Africa, Asia, and Europe as well. A jack of all trades, Harrison’s litigation practice encompasses a wide range of legal claims across various industries including energy (he recently won a jury trial and won appellate affirmance of a $50 million judgment for Apache Deepwater in an offshore oil and gas dispute), construction and technology (he recently won multiple millions in a confidential arbitration), professional negligence (he recently won a $40 settlement from Towers Watson & Co. arising out of actuarial pension fund work), government contracting (he has won multiple cases involving allegations against contractors ranging from chemical exposure to forced labor overseas), and more. Harrison also has been named the City of Houston’s “HERO” for his anti-discrimination pro bono work.
A permanent member of Susman Godfrey’s Executive Committee, Tribble is well-recognized as one of the premier trial lawyers in America. He has obtained momentous victories for plaintiffs and defendants in a diverse range of commercial lawsuits, including a $706.2 million unanimous jury verdict for his client HouseCanary in a trade secrets, breach of contract and fraud case against TitleSource, which is he highest jury verdict in firm history and was the sixth highest verdict in the nation that year. Tribble has also won multi-million dollar verdicts for Fractus in a patent battle against Samsung, Two-Way Media in an infringement lawsuit against AT&T, and a favorable settlement for PalTalk in a gaming industry legal battle against Microsoft.
Click here to read Lawdragon’s announcement of its list of 2021 Legends.