Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs


Bill Carmody

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Bill Carmody (JD '88), a Long Island native, leads Susman Godfrey LLP’s New York City office and is a member of the firm’s executive committee. Prior to joining Susman Godfrey, Carmody began his career at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P before opening his own trial firm in Dallas, building his reputation first as a successful plaintiffs’ lawyer, then becoming equally accomplished in representing defendants.

Working under the broad umbrella of complex litigation, Carmody has handled a wide variety of cases, including structured finance and derivatives litigation, commercial and securities fraud, antitrust, fatal and catastrophic injuries (including airplane crashes), oil and gas, trade secrets and patent infringement. As Carmody’s forte is the bet-your-company case – the kind that can mean the difference between the life and death of a business – he has represented some of the largest companies in banner-headline cases. Carmody is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and his peers have voted him both a “Texas Super Lawyer” and a “New York Super Lawyer.” It is his fifth listing in the Lawdragon 500, and he is also among Lawdragon's top 100 securities lawyers in America. Author, speaker and commentator, Carmody has appeared in national and international media, from ABC’s Nightline to German TV. His trial victories have been profiled in The National Law Journal, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Dallas Business Journal, Texas Lawyer, Forbes and The American Lawyer.