Susan Abramovitch is one of the world’s leading entertainment 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, theatre, multimedia, videogame, sports and publishing industries. Susan works with a wide range of domestic and international clients to deliver strategic business advice on key entertainment law-related matters, such as drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements, advising on deal terms, structures and dispute resolution, counseling on international industry standards, and managing rights acquisitions. Heavily involved in the legal community as a teacher and mentor, Susan acts as Program Director for Osgoode Hall Law School’s CLE Certificate in Entertainment Law and frequently lectures at the faculties of law and music at McGill University and the University of Toronto. Clients and peers consistently rank her among the leading lawyers in her field in guides, such as Chambers, Lexpert®, Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal and Expert Guides – Women in Business Law. Susan won the 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award in recognition of her leadership and expertise. She has been named one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life magazine.
Year Called to the Bar:
1992 (QC); 1994 (New York); 1996 (ON)