100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1992 (QC); 1994 (New York); 1996 (ON)
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. 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 Canada, Legal 500 Canada, Who’s WhoLegal, and Expert Guides: Women in Business Law,and byLexpert®. In 2014, Susan won a Lexpert Zenith Award in recognition of her leadership and practice excellence. In 2012, Toronto Life magazine named Susan one of Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People.