Having served as Outside General Counsel to a number of technology companies since 2010, and having been on the front lines as Associate General Counsel and Senior Attorney in two publicly-held technology companies, and as General Counsel in an emerging technology company within the past two decades, Susan has extensive experience in managing a wide range of legal affairs for technology companies, including overseeing many different types of commercial and technology related transactions and protecting intellectual property assets and interests.
Susan’s practice also covers other aspects of corporate law, including company formations, merger and acquisitions, strategic alliances, new business ventures, corporate restructurings, and general business counseling. She has advised public companies and their boards in connection with corporate responsibility, fiduciary duty and disclosure matters and have also provided guidance to start-ups and closely-held corporations. Her experience further includes structuring, negotiating and documenting cross-border business transactions, particularly those involving U.S. companies establishing, expanding, investing, or partnering with companies in the Asia-Pacific and in the EMEA region.
Besides her legal practice, Susan is also highly passionate about developing and spearheading initiatives that help to empower women. In September 2019, Susan created and launched The Koa Club, a social and leadership community for high achieving women. In 2016, Susan also launched, and has since been leading, the Seattle chapter of The Leading Women in Technology (LWT), a non-profit organization focused on advancing women in their leadership skills. She is a current member of LWT’s Board of Directors and is actively engaged in managing LWT’s signature WILPower program for the Seattle chapter.
For all her work and passion in empowering other women, Susan was recognized and featured in the December 2019 Seattle Business Magazine as a “Daring Woman”. Susan was also interviewed and included as a feature in the Fall 2020 America’s Women Magazine for their inaugural Seattle Edition under the heading “She’s Been a Believer of Living Life Boldly & is Always Undertaking New Challenges to Learn & Grow. An Exclusive Interview with Corporate Lawyer & Founder of The KOA Club, Susan Seah”.
Ms. Seah graduated from Ohio University with a B.B.A. (majors: Finance, International Business, Pre-Law) in 1986, followed by an M.B.A. (concentrations: Finance and International Business) from Chaminade University of Honolulu in 1987. In 1990, Ms. Seah received her J.D. (cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Seah was the first runner-up in the intramural Client Counseling Competition and also served as Vice Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta International law fraternity.
Washington, Illinois, and Hawaii