On August 18, 2017, Susan was a panel speaker on “Gender Issues in the Courtroom” at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. This program was presented by Bridgeport Continuing Education, a California State Bar MCLE provider.
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, 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]
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]
In March 2017, Susan was a co-moderator of a legal educational seminar that she created entitled "Civility and Professionalism in the Practice of Law - What Does This Mean for Women Lawyers Today?” This seminar featured U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee, LA County Superior Court Judge Laura Seigle, and ADR Mediator Cynthia Pasternak.
In May 2016, Susan presented and interviewed CA Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu on access to justice, gender bias and related issues at the APAWLA’s annual installation.
Susan Yu Judges the Final Rounds of Loyola Law School’s 13th Annual National Civil Trial Competition for law students.
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 Final Rounds of Loyola Law School’s 12th Annual National Civil Trial Competition for law students.
November 8-10, 2013 Susan Yu was a Judge for the 12th 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.