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Susan is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in civil litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition issues, business disputes, real estate matters, and complex personal civil torts, and white-collar criminal defense actions. She has extensive jury trial, bench trial, and arbitration experience and significant appellate advocacy knowledge. Susan graduated from Northwestern University School of Law and clerked for two federal court judges.


Practice Areas

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 70%
    25 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 15%
    25 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 15%
    25 years



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Emrich & Associates

7676 Hazard Center Drive
Suite 500
San Diego, CA, 92108-4508


ILVoluntarily Inactive199008/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in IL, 2012


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a specific period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerEmrich & Associates2004 - Present
PrincipalFish & Richardson, P.C.1998 - 2003
N/AMcKenna & Cuneo, L.L.P. (now McKenna, Long, & Aldridge, L.L.P.)1993 - 1998
N/AThe Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez, United States District Court for the Southern District of California1992 - 1993
AssociateSkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom1991 - 1992
N/AThe Honorable David R. Thompson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1990 - 1991
Law ClerkSkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom1990 - 1990
Summer AssociateSkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom1989 - 1989
N/AMayer, Brown, & Platt1988 - 1988
N/AThe Honorable Bill Lowery, United States House of Representatives1983 - 1985
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - Santa BarbaraBusiness EconomicsMA - Masters1987
California State University, San DiegoEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1985