Susan has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients in trademark and copyright matters. She advises consumer and industrial products companies on brand protection strategies and develops and implements enforcement programs to maximize the value of clients’ IP assets.
Before returning to private practice, Susan spent 16 years in-house at Kraft Foods Group, Inc., serving as Chief Trademark Counsel during the final eight years. In this role, Susan handled a wide range of U.S. and global trademark and copyright matters including clearance, prosecution, maintenance, licensing, brand protection, enforcement, litigation, outsourcing, and transactional due diligence. She also developed internal programs for trademark and copyright policing and for social media strategy. This experience informs her business-focused approach and practical real-world advice.
Before going in-house, Susan was an associate in both an IP boutique and a large general practice firm in Chicago. Most recently, she worked in the Chicago office of an international IP firm.