Chanler Langham

by LP Green, II
Chanler Langham
Partner & Member of the Litigation Practice
Susman Godfrey LLP

Chanler Langham is the first African-American partner at Susman Godfrey LLP, the nation’s pre-eminent litigation boutique. Langham litigates complex commercial matters for plaintiffs and defendants involving intellectual property, price fixing, and breach of contract. Langham has tried and won several jury trials, bench trials, and arbitration hearings. Langham has also settled several multimillion dollar matters.


Last year, Langham successfully challenged the constitutionality of Texas liquor laws for Wal-Mart, successfully arbitrated a matter for Personalized Media Communications against Rovi Guides, and successfully obtained over $300 million in settlements for a class of consumer plaintiffs in automotive part price-fixing cases.


Outside of court, Langham mentors Black law students, co-founded an organization for Black male lawyers in Houston, and has served on the Board of Writers in the Schools, an organization that engages children in creative writing.


Langham has been included in Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List, listed by Texas Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, and recognized by The National Black Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.


Langham holds a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and International Affairs from The George Washington University, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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