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Susan D. Fahringer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Perkins Coie LLP

Susan Fahringer is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation group with over 20 years' experience in privacy and security litigation, intellectual property litigation (with a focus on trade secret and copyright litigation), consumer class action defense and complex commercial litigation.  

In her privacy and security work, Susan defends companies against individual and class action claims alleging user data and privacy violations, and she defends companies against investigations and suits brought by federal and state government agencies and regulators such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 

Susan’s intellectual property litigation practice focuses on protecting companies’ valuable intellectual property, trade secret, and proprietary information through proactive enforcement and protection efforts, including the development of comprehensive intellectual property protection programs

Susan’s class action and complex commercial litigation experience includes software, patent license and commercial disputes. 

Susan has served on the firm’s Executive Committee and Management Committees and as Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation group.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Rising Stars," 1999
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Top 50 Washington Female Super Lawyers"
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington’s Super Lawyers," 2000 - 2013
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

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1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-8687
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent


  • Stanford University (BA)
  • University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California