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“What Makes Jurors Tick?”

August 10, 2018

On August 10, 2018, Susan Yu spoke at Bridgeport’s MCLE seminar on “What Makes Jurors Tick?”  As one of the seminar faculty members (and the only woman trial lawyer on the panel), Susan focused on “Opening Statements - Developing Themes and Framing Your Case.”

Susan Yu Wins Complete Dismissal for Multi-National Corporation

March 01, 2017

In March 2017, Susan, as lead trial counsel, won a complete dismissal of a construction contract case on behalf of a multi-national corporation on the eve of trial. This case involved extensive forensic investigations involving fraud, obstruction, and frivolous claims.

Susan Yu Wins Federal Criminal Trial for Real Estate Broker

March 02, 2015

Los Angeles - The acquittal this week of two realtors accused of bank and wire fraud highlighted the controversial - and recently changed - suspect interview protocols followed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Defense attorneys said the jury's decision to deliver not guilty verdicts on 25 of the 26 charges against Jason Patterson and Ronald Tomich, along with the panel's inability to decide a final count against Patterson, hinged partly on the fact that the government said there were no recordings of co-conspirators or witnesses.

Susan Yu Wins $35 Million Trial for International Company CEO

January 15, 2015

Susan, as lead trial counsel, won a $35 million case for her client, an international businessman, who was accused of sexual battery, battery, assault, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent infliction of emotional distress. This was a very complex case involving extensive domestic sting operations, international undercover investigations, DNA, forensic, and toxicology evidence, mental examinations and related [read more]

20 Questions with Susan Yu

March 03, 2015

Cite as 6 Litigation Commentary & Rev. 70 (November 2014) 1. High-profile cases, movie stars, rock stars. Those things come to mind whenever one thinks of Mesereau & Yu, LLP, but the practice you and Tom have developed is much broader than that. Please tell us about it. That is correct. Many people assume [read more]

Susan Yu Judges the Final Rounds of Loyola Law School’s 13th Annual National Civil Trial Competition for law students.

November 16, 2014

  Loyola Law School hosted the National Civil Trial Competition, sponsored by the law firms of Greene Broillet & Wheeler and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and CourtCall. It was an invitational tournament open to all ABA accredited law schools who have demonstrated excellence in mock trial competitions and/or demonstrated excellence in the training of law [read more]

Susan Yu Judges the 2011 National Civil Trial Competition at Loyola Law School

November 12, 2011

  November 10-12, 2011   Susan Yu was a Judge for the 10th Annual National Civil Trial Competition at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, a three-day invitational tournament open to all ABA accredited law schools who have demonstrated excellence in mock trial training and competitions.  Susan judged the final round. Sixteen schools were invited to compete.

Federal Criminal Practice Seminar: Jury Trials in a “Diverse” Venue

August 19, 2011

On August 19, 2011, Susan spoke at a full-day Continuing Legal Education (CLE) trial seminar presented by the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio and the Federal Bar Association Northern Ohio Chapter in Cleveland, Ohio. Susan discussed her insights and strategies in jury selection, opening statement, and cross-examination in a diverse California federal [read more]