Partner, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
Marc M. Seltzer is a partner at Susman Godfrey L.L.P. and is the resident head of the firm’s Los Angeles, California office. He has litigated complex business cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. In 2016, Seltzer was appointed to the ACS board of directors.
Seltzer is co-author of treatises on California Federal Civil Rules and California’s antitrust laws. He has written and lectured on complex litigation matters. His articles include Choosing Between Class and Derivative Actions, Measures of Damages in Private Actions for Violations of the Federal Securities Laws: The Basic Rules and Selected Problems, and Shareholders’ Derivative Suits in Contests for Corporate Control.
Seltzer has been honored with the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles’ Bruce I. Hochman-Maimonides Torch of Justice Award and the American ORT Jurisprudence Award. Lawdragon named him one of the “500 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers,” and one of the “100 Lawyers You Need To Know in Securities Litigation.” Law360 named him a “Class Action MVP” and “Competition MVP,” and he has been named a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. He has also been named to the "International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists."
Seltzer also serves on the board of trustees of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, the National Equal Justice Library, the American Friends of Hebrew University (Western Region), Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library and the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute. He is a life member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Seltzer received his J.D. from UCLA and his B.A. from University of California at Berkeley.