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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1999 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022
United States
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Partner; Litigation


Susan Leader brings intense focus and well-honed trial skills to bear in sophisticated, highly consequential litigation and arbitration. Her clients include global players in the entertainment, media, telecommunications, hospitality, funds and energy sectors. Ms. Leader has first chaired more than a dozen trials, arbitrations and international arbitrations in complex, high-stakes commercial matters and class actions. She has litigated and tried bet-the-company cases and class actions in federal and state courts and has deep experience in major arbitration, handling matters from pre-filing through trial and post-trial and motion. Ms. Leader is a sought-after instructor in trial advocacy, frequently lecturing in southern California and overseas.

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Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Complex Court Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Western Center on Law & Poverty; Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy.


JD, University of Virginia School of Law (2001); BA, Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude (1997)