Susanne Petersen is of counsel in the Technology Transactions Group of Morrison & Forester’s San Francisco office. She concentrates her practice on the representation of clients in complex business transactions involving technology and intellectual property, including in global cross-border contexts.
Susanne is frequently involved in and advises companies on the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of software, patent, and brand licenses; development, supply, manufacturing, distribution, and commercialization agreements; settlement agreements; and other service and collaboration arrangements. She advises private and public companies in a broad range of industries, including SaaS, e-commerce, mobile communications, semiconductor, electronics, automotive, aerospace, financial services, life sciences, and health care. She also has extensive experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, minority investments, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions.
Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Susanne worked as an associate at one of Denmark’s premier law firms, where she focused on European and Danish technology, intellectual property, privacy, and corporate law.
Susanne received her LL.M., with a specialization in law, science, and technology, from Stanford Law School. She also received her LL.M. and LL.B. from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where she won the thesis prize awarded by the Association of Danish IT Attorneys and the Danish Forum for IT Law.