Suzanne Segal teaches a Judicial Externship seminar as part of UCLA School of Law's part-time externship program. She is currently United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California Counsel where she presides over civil proceedings including patent, trademark, copyright matters; employment, civil rights and tort cases; and complex commercial and insurance litigation. She recently completed her four years of service as Chief Magistrate Judge. Prior to her appointment, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division, and Chief of Civil Appeals for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. She also practiced civil litigation in Los Angeles, first with Adams, Duque & Hazeltine and later with Dewey Ballantine LLP.
Judge Segal earned her B.A. cum laude from Claremont McKenna College and her J.D. from Cornell Law School.