Sushila Chanana is a high-stakes technology litigator and legal advisor and has a background in privacy and cybersecurity. She represents companies in complex civil matters, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets disputes. Her clients have ranged from startups to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to representing clients in federal and state court, at both the trial and appellate levels, Sushila has also assisted clients with matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Additionally, Sushila has drafted amicus briefs in various U.S. Supreme Court cases.

In addition to successfully representing clients in court, she routinely secures favorable settlements on behalf of her clients. Outside of litigation, Sushila works with her clients to develop long-term intellectual property protection strategies. She counsels companies on compliance with various data privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Prior to embarking on a legal career, Sushila was a cybersecurity consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald B. Robie of the Third District of the California Court of Appeal. 

She previously served as a U.S. Supreme Court Legal News Correspondent in Washington, D.C.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Executive Committee, Cybersecurity and Privacy Section, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow