Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Susan Abramovitch

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Practice Areas

Susan is one of the world’s leading entertainment and sports lawyers and a Toronto-based Gowling WLG partner. As head of the Entertainment & Sports Law Group, her practice covers transactions and disputes in the music, film, television, performing arts, fine arts, videogame, sports, eSports and book publishing industries. Susan provides domestic and international clients strategic advice on entertainment and sports law matters, including drafting and negotiating agreements and advising on deal terms, structures, international industry standards, dispute resolution and rights acquisitions. Clients and peers consistently rank her among the leading lawyers in guides such as Lexpert®, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Expert Guides – Women in Business Law. Susan won the Lexpert Zenith Award in recognition of her leadership and expertise and was named one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life.

Career

Ontario Bar, 1996; New York Bar; 1994. Quebec Bar, 1992. Practised in the NY and Paris offices of Debevoise & Plimpton. Clerked for Honourable Mr. Justice Gérard V. La Forest of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Professional Memberships

Susan is Program Director for Osgoode Hall Law School’s Certificate in Entertainment Law. On the Board of Governors of The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.