Stephen Susman is once again named Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year for 2007.
Stephen Susman of Susman Godfrey LLP was named Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2007 in the Who's Who Legal Awards. This is the second consecutive time he has been recognized in this way, having also won the award last year.
With the benefit of more than ten years of independent research, Who's Who Legal used the thousands of nominations it has received from clients and private practice professionals to identify the leading individual and firm in 27 practice areas. The winners were formally announced in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2007, a compendium edition of all the individual Who's Who Legal publications which was released in April.
Editor in chief Callum Campbell said: It is an outstanding achievement to win the Who's Who Legal; The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year Award for a second time. Stephen Susman's continuing success demonstrates a consistent and unparalleled level of performance and service to clients. We have no hesitation in declaring him the world's leading commercial litigator.
The awards are based on a number of factors, including the feedback received in the ongoing research process, past performance in the research and the overall aggregate number of weighted votes cast in their favor. In addition to identifying the leading firm and individual in each practice area, the awards also recognize the overall leading firm in 48 countries and five US states. Who's Who Legal lists only the leading practitioners in each field, based exclusively on the findings of a six month independent research process.
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