Atticus Finch and dance class: 10 questions for the managing partners of the law firm Susman

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Susman Godfrey’s Vineet Bhatia (L) and Kalpana Srinivasan (R). Photos courtesy of Susman Godfrey.

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(Reuters) – Susman Godfrey last month elected Houston-based partner Vineet Bhatia as the law firm‘s managing partner, alongside Los Angeles-based partner Kalpana Srinivasan, who is became managing partner in 2020.

As Srinivasan and Bhatia focus on the future of the 140-lawyer firm, we caught up with them to find out what they read, watch and appreciate about the legal profession — and beyond.

KALPANA SRINIVASAN

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1. My favorite novel is… Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

2. The app that dominates my screen time is… Amazon

3. My guilty pleasure is… an overpriced coffee drink

4. After a long day, I relax by… going to a dance class

5. My favorite restaurant is… Jon & Vinny’s

6. In high school, I was known as…very colorful.

7. One of my hidden talents is… the art of makeup

8. My favorite movie lawyer is…George Clooney as Michael Clayton

9. The case I’m obsessively following is… Dobbs c. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

10. If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be… a journalist

Vinette Bhatia

1. My favorite novel is … A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

2. The app that dominates my screen time is… CNBC

3. My guilty pleasure is…Golf trips with friends

4. After a long day, I relax by… A long walk followed by a glass of wine

5. My favorite restaurant is … El Tiempo Cantina

6. In high school, I was known as…a fun nerd

7. One of my hidden talents is… Designing and building houses

8. My favorite movie lawyer is…Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch

9. The case I’m obsessively following is… USA v Elizabeth Holmes

10. If I wasn’t a lawyer, I would be… An actor playing a lawyer

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