Susan L. Gutierrez is a partner in the Litigation Department and co-head of the firm’s Product Liability Group.
As a commercial litigator and trial attorney, Susan specializes in high-stakes matters and complex disputes across industries. She has tried multiple high-profile cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the country. Susan also has significant experience coordinating and managing large, complex actions from the pleading stage through discovery and trial, including cross-jurisdiction matters involving multiple parties, counsel, and case issues. She represents many Fortune 500 companies in consumer products, pharmaceutical, media and entertainment and sports industries, including Johnson & Johnson, Gilead Sciences, National Football League and McDonald's.
Most recently, Susan was named a Future Star by Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation. Susan was also recognized as one of LABJ's 2021 Minority Leaders of Influence. In 2019, Law360 named Susan a Rising Star in Trials. Law360’s Rising Star list recognizes attorneys nationwide under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age. Susan was also named to the Daily Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 in California, and Rising Star (Litigation: Trial Lawyer) by Euromoney Americas in 2019.