Susan Abramovitch, a Toronto-based Gowling WLG partner, is one of the world’s leading entertainment and sports lawyers. Head of the Entertainment & Sports Law Group, her practice spans the music, film, television, theatre, fine arts, multimedia, videogame, sports, esports, and publishing industries. Susan works with domestic and international clients delivering strategic business advice on key entertainment and sports law–related matters, drafting and negotiating agreements, advising on deal terms, structures and dispute resolution, counselling on international industry standards and managing rights acquisitions. Heavily involved in legal education, Susan is Program Director for Osgoode Hall Law School’s CLE Certificate in Entertainment Law and lectures at the faculties of law and music of McGill University and the University of Toronto. Susan sits on the Board of Governors of the Corporation of Massey Hall/Roy Thomson Hall. Clients and peers consistently rank her as a leading lawyer in guides such as Chambers, Lexpert®, Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal, and Expert Guides/Women in Business Law. In 2014, Susan won a Lexpert Zenith Award in recognition of her leadership and expertise. In 2012, Toronto Life magazine named Susan one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people.
Year Called to the Bar:
1992 (QC); 1994 (New York); 1996 (ON)