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Susan Meyer

Of Counsel


  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1994

B.A., Stony Brook University, 1986


Susan Meyer advises businesses in the areas of intellectual property, franchising, and distribution, drawing on her experience as a former business owner to provide practical, value-driven legal counsel. She represents companies in the U.S. and internationally in every stage of development.

Susan handles intellectual property prosecutions, licensing, and dispute resolution and has extensive experience in trademark law, representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also works with franchisors on compliance issues and serves as outside general counsel for businesses on general business matters.

Susan frequently advises companies on matters related to commerce between the U.S. and Norway. She is president of the Chicago chapter of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce and twice attended the SelectUSA Investment Summit on international trade opportunities as a member of the Norwegian delegation.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • ISBA Standing Committee on Franchise & Distribution Law
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Chapter, national board member, chapter president, 2015-present
  • Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (SACC)
  • INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Judge
  • Chicago Women in IP

Community/Civic Activities

  • Friends of Astrup Fearnley Museet (FoAFM), board member, president, 2016-present
  • Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global (WEGG), board member

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Who's Who Legal Franchise, 2017

News & Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "Commercial Innovation – Building Collaborative Organizations and Partnerships"
    Norwegian TransAtlantic Forum, 2016
  • "Global Small Business Forum: Make the World Your Business!"
    Global TradeSource Ltd., 2016
  • "Business Idea from Concept to Success: Protecting Your Intellectual Property Globally"
    Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global Program, 2016
  • "Intellectual Property Matters—How to Protect Your IP and Add Value to Your Organization"
    Chicago-Kent College of Law’s 35th Annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations, Chicago, Illinois, 2016
  • “Ethical Issues in Renewals, Re-writes, Transfers, and Terminations”
    CLE at McDonald's, 2016
  • "New Business Idea From Concept to Success"
    Bethel New Life Program, 2016
  • "State Franchise Regulator’s Perspective: What You Should Know Before You Buy A Franchise"
    International Franchise Association West Coast Franchise Expo, 2014
  • "Fundamentals 201: Effective Strategies for Working with State Regulators"
    American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, 2012


Articles & Books

  • "Spousal Consent—What Does That Mean?"
    Franchise Lawyer, Spring 2017