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Since joining the firm in 1985 and becoming a partner in 1989, Susan Harriman has handled a wide range of complex business litigation. She has tried state and federal cases involving commercial disputes, real estate, and wrongful termination. She has also arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and JAMS, Inc.

Since joining the firm in 1985 and becoming a partner in 1989, Susan Harriman has handled a wide range of complex business litigation. She has tried state and federal cases involving commercial disputes, real estate, and wrongful termination. She has also arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and JAMS, Inc.

Law360 California Powerhouse: Keker Van Nest & Peters

October 06, 2017

Longtime California trial staple Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP found success for a wide range of clients this year, winning a nationwide injunction against a presidential executive order, defending Arista Networks in a groundbreaking copyright suit and resolving a feud between two prominent San Francisco philanthropists. Read more

Anatomy of a Trial

July 14, 2017

This is a one day trial boot camp featuring star trial lawyers on covering topics on cases analysis, theory of the case, civility, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little, Elliot Peters and Susan Harriman Inducted Into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

07/29/2016

The Academy is a group of truly elite trial lawyers, limited to the country's top 500 active trial lawyers. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman featured in the Daily Journal’s List of Top Women Lawyers

04/20/2016

Ms. Little was recognized for standing between clients and the court of public opinion. Ms. Harris was applauded for her ability to break down the most complex legal issues into very precise slices, making the case easier for a judge and jury to digest. Read more

Susan Harriman and Ben Berkowitz Defeat Putative Class Action

12/15/2015

A Bay Area company that operates fitness centers isn’t violating age-discrimination laws by charging reduced membership fees to 18- to 29-year-olds, who tend to have lower incomes than older adults, a state appeals court has ruled. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman Named Top California Lawyers

05/13/2015

The Daily Journal has named Ms. Little and Ms. Harriman to its prestigious list of the top 100 lawyers in California since 2005. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman Named Two of California's Top Women Lawyers

05/07/2014

Ms. Little was recognized for handling prestigious white collar litigation, and Ms. Harriman for defeating a high-stakes copyright case. Read more

In Late Game Upset, EA Wins Copyright Dispute Over Madden Football

01/22/2014

In a stunning order, Breyer entered judgment for Electronic Arts in a dispute with video game designer Robin Antonick, who had accused the company of cheating him out of royalties for the wildly popular Madden Football series. Read more

California's Top Women Lawyers

05/08/2013

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman are once again named to elite list of California's top women lawyers. Read more

Ten Best Habits to Avoid Malpractice

12/11/2012

Susan Harriman will speak before the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Read more

California Basic Practice Handbook

11/12/2012

Susan Harriman authors the "Law and Motion Practice" chapter for the 2012 handbook. Read more

23 Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers"

08/28/2012

The firm receives top rankings for bet-the-company, intellectual property, criminal defense, securities, commercial, legal malpractice, and appellate litigation. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Lawyer of the Year in IP, Patent, Legal Malpractice

10/04/2011

John Keker, Robert Van Nest and Susan Harriman win "Lawyer of the Year" for IP, Patent Litigation and Legal Malpractice respectively. Read more

Not Your Peers, But Your Judges: Jurors Tell All

09/15/2011

Susan Harriman will speak at the ABA's 2011 Fall National Legal Malpractice Conference, the preeminent forum on lawyers’ professional liability issues and developments. Read more

17 Partners Selected for 2012 Best Lawyers in America

09/01/2011

Keker & Van Nest partners were recognized in more than ten categories, including bet-the-company litigation, criminal defense, and intellectual property litigation. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Fends Off Malpractice Suit For Morgan Lewis

02/08/2011

Elliot Peters, Steven Ragland, Susan Harriman and John Trinidad use knowledge of the developing law involving malpractice claims against patent lawyers to win summary judgment. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman Named to List of California's Top 75 Women Litigators

05/14/2008

The partners have received this recognition for the past four years in a row. Read more

75 Top Women Litigators

May 10, 2007

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman are among California's top 75 women litigators three years in a row. Read more

Wall Street Conspiracy Theory Finds Courtroom Forum

04/19/2006

Steven Hirsch and Susan Harriman are defending Arizona-based Gradient Analytics, a securities research firm accused by Overstock.com of driving down its stock price. Read more

Making Mentors: Top 75 Women Litigators

09/13/2005

The Daily Journal honored the work of California's top women litigators, including Keker & Van Nest partners Jan Little and Susan Harriman. Read more

Force Majeure: Top 50 Women Litigators

06/30/2003

The Daily Journal has named Susan Harriman as one of California's top 50 women litigators. Read more