In April 2014, Susan, as lead trial counsel, obtained a dismissal of 9 felony counts in a complex white-collar criminal case for a prominent family member of a corporate giant who was a victim of criminal threats. The case involved extensive international undercover investigations.
In March 2014, Susan, as lead trial counsel, obtained a dismissal of 4 felony counts in a complex “three strike” drug offense case for a client with a military school background, falsely accused of the crimes he did not commit. The case involved questions of constitutional violations (substantive and due process) and extensive intra-state undercover investigations.
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.
In April, 2012, Susan spoke on a panel to discuss the complexity and challenges of E-Discovery issues in white collar criminal cases. Dealing with electronically stored information (ESI), for clients, prosecutors and defense attorneys, over the years has steadily grown in cost and complexity with little guidance provided by courts and none from the rules. [read more]
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.
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]
Susan Yu was a CLE speaker at the 2011 Litigation Counsel of America’s Spring Conference & Induction of Fellows, held at the Montage Laguna Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach, California from May 4 through May 6, 2011. The conference was designed for Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America to enhance their trial skills, to [read more]
LITIGATION COMMENTARY & REVIEW: California Fellow Susan Yu Has Judge Dismiss Felony Sexual Assault Charges Against Car Racer Litigation Commentary & Review (June/July 2010) For 3 years, the Ventura County California District Attorney's Office remained steadfast about prosecuting a 34-year-old sprint car racer, Ronnie Case. Mr. Case was charged with 5 felony counts of sexual [read more]
Judge Moves to Dismiss Charges Against Sprint Car Racer By Raul Hernandez - April 14, 2010 Criminal charges against 34-year-old sprint car racer Ronnie Case of Camarillo were dismissed today at Ventura County Superior Court. Judge Bruce Young moved to dismiss the sexual assault charges after prosecutor Thomas Dunlevy told the court that the District [read more]
August 11, 2009 | Peter Y. Hong A Beverly Hills real estate agent to the stars and an appraiser were convicted Monday on federal charges of conspiracy and bank fraud for their roles in a multimillion-dollar Westside real estate fraud ring, but jurors couldn't reach a verdict on another prominent agent accused of being part [read more]