Partner

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

+1 310 789 3131

40 & Under List


Practice area:

Commercial
Competition/antitrust
Intellectual property
Labor and employment


Amanda Bonn is a partner with Susman Godfrey and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Bonn handles some of the most groundbreaking and newsworthy litigation across the country. Her unique ability to master diverse and complex subject matters has allowed her to successfully represent both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of practice areas at every level of court. 


Cutting-Edge Cases:

Bonn takes on formidable opponents in cases that are shaping the future of business and industry.


For example, she serves as co-lead counsel in two groundbreaking putative class actions challenging Google’s unlawful collection of consumers’ Internet browsing and app activity. In one,  which challenges Google’s collection of private Internet browsing data even when users are in “Incognito” mode, Bonn received nationwide press for her oral argument opposing Google’s motion to dismiss. Following Bonn’s successful argument, the Court rejected Google’s motion in its entirety, allowing this pioneering case to proceed. Bonn recently argued plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in the multi-billion-dollar “Incognito” case and the motion is now under submission.


Bonn is equally adept at defending parties on the other side of the “v.” Before the same Court in which she represents plaintiffs with privacy claims, Bonn simultaneously defends the world’s leading commodity trading firm, Vitol Inc., in an antitrust case alleging a conspiracy to inflate California gasoline prices over a two-year period.


In another newsworthy matter, Bonn was tapped to defend Flutter Entertainment in a multi-billion-dollar dispute with Fox Sports concerning an option to purchase a stake in the leading U.S. sports betting firm FanDuel Group.

 

Results:

Whether positioning a case for pre-trial settlement, trying a case before a jury, or arguing an appeal, Bonn has secured landmark rulings and victories in equally diverse and complex practice areas.


As co-lead counsel to plaintiffs in OnTheGo ex rel. State of California et a. v. Cellco et al.—a whistleblower case accusing the major wireless carriers of fraudulently overbilling the government—Bonn supervised a wide-ranging, multi-year effort to hold some of the nation’s most powerful companies accountable. After years of tenacious litigation, Bonn’s team secured settlements worth a combined $175 million against AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint on behalf of hundreds of California and Nevada government entities. These settlements are believed to be the largest of their kind in California.


NBCUniversal hired Bonn to turn things around after its subsidiary, Universal Cable Productions, lost a major insurance dispute with Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co. As lead appellate counsel, Bonn turned a total loss into a complete victory, obtaining a widely-covered and precedent-setting insurance win at the Ninth Circuit. Bonn continued racking up victories in the district court upon remand, securing a rare plaintiff-side summary judgment on liability, and positioning the case for a trial solely on the issues of damages and whether the insurance company acted in bad faith. The case later settled on confidential terms.

 

Updated Oct 2022