Susman Godfrey LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Particularly well known for its expert handling of patent and trade secrets litigation for plaintiffs and respondents. Maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice that sees it represent a range of clients, including many active in hi-tech sectors.

Strengths Market observers consider the firm to be "outstanding for litigation," with one peer noting: "They're the most challenging to be against; they really make you stretch."

A client appreciates the firm's breadth, reporting: "Because the firm has such a strong bench, they always have access to the talent required to achieve the result required for any matter."

One commentator simply says: "They're top litigators doing big cases."

Work highlights Represented Steven Lamar in his dispute with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine seeking multimillion-dollar royalties owed to him as a result of his role in the creation of Beats headphones.

Notable practitioners

Max Tribble is described by peers as "a true delight, very creative, and just a great lawyer." He has a strong litigation practice, with broad experience covering disputes over patents, trade secrets and licensing issues.

Stephen Susman is a highly regarded litigator with a formidable track record within the intellectual property space. He draws praise for being "a legendary trial lawyer" and "a helicopter litigator, he comes in at the last minutes and always gets good results."