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

Publication

Privacy During Bankruptcy Proceedings: Why It Matters

During these particularly trying times resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses of all sizes have been concerned about the future. As a result, considering potential liquidation or restructuring through bankruptcy is inevitably starting to...

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Insights Into the First Patent Trial in Waco, Texas - MV3 Partners v. Roku

A 7-person jury in Waco, Texas, recently returned its verdict in the first patent trial held before Judge Albright: defense verdict, no finding of infringement. In the MV3 Partners v. Roku dispute, MV3 Partners...

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The CCPA and Nonprofits_ Privacy and IP Hot Topics

Sushila Chanana and Nate Garhart discuss "The CCPA and Nonprofits: Privacy and IP Hot Topics." The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) went into effect on January 1, 2020, and while the CCPA does not expressly...

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Arbitration Agreements in Privacy Disputes: The Wyze Decision and the CCPA

Earlier this year, a number of individuals brought a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington against Washington-based company Wyze Labs, Inc (Wyze), which manufactures “smart” home cameras...

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Undergoing Bankruptcy Proceedings? Here’s How to Make Sure PII Maintains Its Value

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some businesses are considering potential liquidation or restructuring through bankruptcy. Companies in this situation should keep privacy concerns in mind, because the handling of personal data in bankruptcy proceedings...

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