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Susan Abramovitch

Partner and Leader, Entertainment Law Group,
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Toronto, ON, Canada
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, fine arts, multimedia, videogame, sports, e-sports and
book publishing industries. Susan works with a wide range of domestic and international clients to deliver
strategic business advice on key entertainment and sports 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. Susan also sits on the Board of Governors of The
Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. 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.