Los Angeles Business Journal Names Susan Leader a Top Litigator

(Los Angeles) – Akin Gump litigation partner Susan Leader has been named one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Litigators as part of the publication’s Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys feature, a recognition of the very best litigators and trial attorneys in the region. This is the second time in the last three years that Ms. Leader has received this honor.

Ms. Leader is praised for having “an impressive track record of securing favorable verdicts for clients in highly publicized, bet-the-company cases.” The Business Journal says she has become a “go-to” lawyer for global players, including those based in Southern California, thanks to her “intense focus” and “well-honed trial skills.”

According to the Business Journal profile of her, Ms. Leader is also a strong supporter of increasing diversity in the legal profession. As Akin Gump’s West Coast hiring partner, “she helps steer the firm’s efforts to recruit diverse law students and attorneys throughout the state.”

Earlier this year, Ms. Leader was named to Variety’s annual Legal Impact Report—a list of the “legal eagles [who] made an impact in entertainment, helping showbiz artists in their endeavors.” (Click here to learn more.)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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