Biography

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).

Prior to law school, 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

  • 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow

Firm Highlights

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Zoom Successfully Addresses New York’s Privacy and Security Concerns

A few weeks ago on this blog, we addressed some of the legal issues that have arisen for Zoom , as it becomes a significant part of American daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Time to Check Your Cyber Insurance

Now that the CCPA is in effect, some companies will need to revise their policies. The cyber insurance markets are beginning to adapt to the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which went into...

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Litigation Management Checklist in the Time of COVID-19

We are all experiencing unprecedented challenges right now, both personally and professionally. To ease some of your legal team’s anxieties, we have put together a litigation-specific checklist with the measures we recommend taking, which...

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Is your company covered by California's new privacy law?

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A Roadmap to Litigating Privacy Claims? A Look at a Recent Order From the Google Assistant Privacy Litigation

As privacy-related litigation continues to heat up, Judge Beth Freeman (ND Cal.) recently laid out in In re Google Assistant Privacy Litigation (Case No. 19-cv-04286) [1] a potential roadmap for surviving or winning a...

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Zoom & Schools: New Privacy Issues Arise

As school districts increasingly rely on Zoom to facilitate online classes, and in many cases are expressly directing students to download and use the app, it implicates new legal concerns for the company. State...

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Overview of the New Privacy Litigation Frontier, Including California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Litigation

Farella's Cannabis Industry Education Series features Sushila Chanana discussing "Overview of the New Privacy Litigation Frontier, Including California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Litigation." Cannabis businesses that are collecting consumer data need to be in...

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Farella Represents Adobe Inc. in Prevailing on Petition to Transfer Patent Case Out of Western District of Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel announces that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has granted its client Adobe Inc.’s writ of mandamus petition seeking to transfer a patent case from...

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New CCPA Lawsuit Against Zoom: Issues to Watch

As large portions of society become subject to coronavirus-related quarantines, increasing numbers of people have turned to web-based communications platforms for classes, meetings, events, and socialization. One such platform, Zoom, has become, in some...

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