Kalpana Srinivasan

Susman Godfrey - California

Managing Partner

1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067

+1 310 789 3106

Litigation Star

National Practice Area Star

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California

Top 250 Women in Litigation

Practice area:

Class action
Intellectual property

Kalpana Srinivasan tries high-stakes cases for plaintiffs and defendants in courtrooms across the country. A partner in the Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, she has secured significant victories for her clients in antitrust, patent, trade secret, copyright, class action, media and other disputes. 

Ms. Srinivasan’s recent representations include serving as lead trial counsel to Universal Cable Productions—a subsidiary of NBC Universal—in its insurance coverage dispute over costs to relocate its TV show “Dig” out of Jerusalem; acting as Court-appointed co-lead counsel for a certified class of hundreds of millions of consumers impacted by Qualcomm’s anticompetitive conduct in mobile chipset sales; securing court approval for a class action settlement valued at over $100 million with music streaming service, Spotify; and prosecuting telecommunications patents against the major wireless carriers. 

Ms. Srinivasan previously won a $706.2 million jury verdict for HouseCanary in a misappropriation of trade secret, fraud and breach of contract case – it was the highest IP jury verdict in the U.S. that year. Ms. Srinivasan argued the appeal of the jury verdict before the San Antonio Court of Appeal, and the case remains subject to further appeal in Texas state courts. 

For her work in Flo & Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio Inc., a copyright class action involving pre-1972 sound recordings, Ms. Srinivasan and her co-counsel received a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year award from The Daily Journal. In that case she secured a settlement for the class valued at $73 million. 

Ms. Srinivasan has been described as an “engaging, exceptionally smart and approachable lawyer” by Chambers USA; deemed a Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar by Law360; and recognized by Benchmark Litigation as its California Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney of the Year, Plaintiff Attorney of the Year, Trial Lawyer of the Year in California and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. The Legal 500, in its Tier 1 rankings, described her work at “the intersection of intellectual property and unfair competition, all the while displaying strong know-how of the technology industry.” 

Ms. Srinivasan has also been deemed one of the leading 500 lawyers in America by Lawdragon and a Winning Litigator by National Law Journal. Law360 has called her an Intellectual Property MVP and the National Law Journal recognized her as an Intellectual Property Trailblazer. Ms. Srinivasan has been named a Power Lawyer by The Hollywood Reporter. 


Updated Sep 2022