Suzanne M. Alton de Eraso

Associate

Chicago
T +1.312.416.6220  |  F +1.312.416.6201

Suzanne Alton de Eraso focuses her litigation practice on intellectual property matters ranging from patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret disputes. Suzanne also has substantial experience resolving commercial and business disputes, as well as financial services litigation matters for which she represented some of the country’s largest banks and non-lender mortgage servicers. A determined advocate, Suzanne approaches matters from all angles and works with clients to develop effective and efficient solutions.   

Select Experience

  • Managed discovery and expert witness preparation for the world’s largest e-cigarette producer in multimillion-dollar trademark infringement matter.
  • Assisted during trial for one of the country’s largest mortgage lenders accused of trade secret misappropriation; defended numerous financial institutions and loan servicers against fraud, breach of contract, and unfair and deceptive practices claims.     
  • Developed case strategy in patent infringement matter involving medical equipment against Chinese competitor.   
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Experience

  • Managed discovery and expert witness preparation for the world’s largest e-cigarette producer in multimillion-dollar trademark infringement matter.
  • Assisted during trial for one of the country’s largest mortgage lenders accused of trade secret misappropriation; defended numerous financial institutions and loan servicers against fraud, breach of contract, and unfair and deceptive practices claims.     
  • Developed case strategy in patent infringement matter involving medical equipment against Chinese competitor.   

Memberships

  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Chicago Women in IP - Marketing & Communications Committee Member
  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Alumni Association

Pro Bono

  • Assisted small business in filing lawsuit against manufacturer for trade secret misappropriation and breach of nondisclosure agreement.  
  • Represented Illinois inmates in a variety of prisoners’ rights matters in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Successfully enforced judgment for wrongful termination against disabled woman’s former employer.

Services

Prior Positions

  • Federal Defender Program of the Northern District of Illinois: PILI Fellow (2013 to 2014)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Arlander Keys, Northern District of Illinois (2012)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Indiana

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2014; cum laude; Publication and Lead Editor, Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights; Co-President, Latino Law Students Association; Recipient of Wigmore Key Graduation Award
  • M.S., DePaul University
  • B.A., Northern Illinois University