In January 2019, Susan, as lead trial counsel, won a complex “bet the company” trial for a prominent family conglomerate involving nearly $17 million in investments, immeasurable goodwill and reputation, and over $45 million in land value. This high-stakes case involved extensive investigations of professional fraudsters and enormous amount of time litigating and proving their lies.
In October 2018, Susan, as lead trial counsel, secured a complete reversal of a medical license suspension recommendation for a preeminent chief surgeon at a major medical institution in the country. This case involved extensive investigation and analysis of uncorroborated evidence, as well as witness inconsistencies and statements, all of which helped prove the recommendation was not founded.
In August 2018, an international company and executive officer sought Susan’s help in petitioning the INS for approval of an intracompany transferee executive’s L-1A, which was denied. Susan had less than 14 days to review and analyze nearly 5 years’ worth of records, interview all pertinent witnesses and prepare and file an evidentiary petition. In January 2019, [read more]
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.”
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, as lead trial counsel, won an environmental trial involving allegations of CEQA violations after more than a year of extensive litigation, including defeating a motion for preliminary injunction at an evidentiary hearing.
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]
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]
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 students [read more]