Marc Seltzer


Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

6:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker 

The Honorable Eric Garcetti
Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Tribute Chairs
Nancy and Leslie Abell
Margot and Joseph Calabrese
Susan and Scott Edelman
Arthur N. Greenberg
Marlene and Marshall Grossman
Nancy and Neal Manne
Patty Glaser and Sam Mudie
Madeline and Bruce Ramer
Ellen and Steve Susman
Rosalind Wyman

The Judge Learned Hand Award is the highest honor that the American Jewish Committee (AJC) bestows on members of the legal profession. Named in memory of Judge Learned Hand, one of America’s great jurists and humanitarians, the award is given to outstanding members of the legal profession in recognition of how their professional and community activities have played a significant role in the betterment of the community.  Since the establishment of the award in Los Angeles in 1980, the honorees share a common bond; their career, ideals, and achievements mirror the high principles and noble tradition associated with Learned Hand.

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MARC M. SELTZER is a partner at Susman Godfrey L.L.P. He is the resident head of the firm’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Before joining Susman Godfrey and opening its Los Angeles office in 1998, he was a principal of Corinblit & Seltzer, a professional corporation. He began his legal career in 1972 as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California. Over his more than 45 years of practice, he has litigated antitrust, securities and other complex cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Marc has long been active in professional associations, and civic and community affairs. He is a past President and current member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society. He is also a past President and current member of the Board of Directors of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Board of Directors of the American Friends of Hebrew University (Western Region), the Board of Directors of the National Equal Justice Library, the Board of Counselors of Equal Justice Works, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library, and the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute. Marc also served as the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California’s Section on Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Marc has been honored by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles with its Bruce I. Hochman-Maimonides Torch of Justice Award and was the recipient of the American ORT Jurisprudence Award. Lawdragon named him one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers in the United States. Law360 named him one of three Class Action MVPs in the United States and a Competition Law MVP. Marc has been named several times by U.S. News for inclusion in its list of the Best Lawyers of America. He has been recognized as leading lawyer in the United States by Chambers and named a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. In 2017, the San Francisco Recorder named him a “Giant Slayer.” In 2018, Marc was recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in California. He has also been named to the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists.

He is a co-author of California Federal Civil Rules and a treatise on California’s antitrust laws. He has also written and lectured extensively on complex litigation matters.

Marc received his J.D. degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1972, where he has served as the Chairman of the Dean’s Circle. He is married to the Hon. Christina A. Snyder, United States District Judge.

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