Susan Gutierrez and Lee Popkin also recognized as Future Stars
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2022 – Leading international law firm Proskauer is delighted to announce that partner Bart Williams has been named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America by Benchmark Litigation for the second consecutive year. The annual guide also named Bart as one of the Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California. Benchmark Litigation's lists recognize an elite group of lawyers who have been recognized by peers and clients as being at the top of trial law.
As one of the nation’s most sought after trial lawyers and commercial litigators, Bart has represented Fortune 500 corporations across life sciences and a range of other industries. He has secured numerous landmark victories for clients throughout his career and is a go-to lawyer for cases involving product liability, antitrust, commercial contract disputes, and white-collar defense matters.
Benchmark Litigation also recognizes partners Susan Gutierrez and Lee Popkin, co-heads of the Firm’s Product Liability Group, as Future Stars.
As a commercial litigator and trial attorney, Susan has tried multiple high-profile cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the country. 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.
Lee is a trial lawyer with a record of winning challenging, high-stakes cases in state and federal courts across the country. Lee's wide-ranging complex litigation practice includes clients in the consumer goods, luxury brand and pharmaceutical sectors.
In September, Proskauer’s Litigation and Labor & Employment departments were recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2023 and Benchmark Labor & Employment 2022 respectively for a range of practices and jurisdictions. Earlier this year, partners Elise Bloom, Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks and Margaret Dale were named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” annual list.
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