Susman Godfrey LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Broad-ranging and highly respected litigation practice with a policy of recruiting attorneys with previous experience working in the judiciary. Acts for both plaintiffs and defendants on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including in the antitrust, IP and oil and gas spaces. Frequently takes on complex bet-the-company cases for its list of prestigious clients. Boasts an impressive number of Fortune 500 companies on its client roster.

Strengths A client describes the team as "great," explaining that it is "very efficient, thoughtful, creative and experienced."

Another source notes that the firm is "incredibly excellent and knowledgeable."

"The firm is a delight to work with in every way and it is far and away my first choice for any high-stakes contentious matter," reports one client, further noting that "I get the same level of service from top to bottom, at all times."

Work highlights Represented Chevron in a number of lawsuits brought by cities, states and counties, who allege that Chevron and other oil and gas companies should be held responsible for the production and promotion of fossil fuels.

Notable practitioners

Barry Barnett 's well-established litigation practice involves a particular focus on handling business disputes, including antitrust, energy and intellectual property matters. Clients commend his "good strategic sense, experience and very effective presence."

Geoffrey Harrison acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation. He handles a wide range of business disputes, including breach of contract, negligence and fraud cases.

Harry Susman is a respected litigator capable of handling a wide array of commercial disputes. His clients include major corporations and financial institutions.

The "well-known and well-respected" Mark Wawro is respected for his trial capabilities. He provides representation in a diverse range of business disputes, including securities, energy and intellectual property matters.

Neal Manne has a wealth of experience trying cases, including high-profile commercial disputes and constitutional challenges. An impressed client reports that he is "one of the best trial lawyers that I've had the pleasure to work with," adding further that "he is an extraordinarily skilled litigator and establishes credibility with the jury and the judge."

Stephen Susman is a well-respected lawyer with noted strengths in intellectual property and antitrust litigation. Peers refer to him as "one of the smartest attorneys in the state."