Susan A. Cahoon 68C

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton 
Atlanta, Georgia

Susan CahoonSusan A. Cahoon was elected an alumni trustee in 2009 and a term trustee in 2015.

Cahoon joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton after graduating from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1971. She has spent her entire professional career as a litigator, becoming her firm's first female partner in 1977. She currently concentrates on patent and complex commercial litigation, is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has received numerous other peer recognitions in her profession.

Cahoon graduated from Emory summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa (economics) in 1968. At Emory she was a highly successful debater with the Barkley Forum and active in many campus organizations. She continued her involvement with Emory as an alumna, including service as president of the Atlanta-area Emory Club, a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Emory Alumni and of the Board of Visitors, and was recognized by the College of Arts and Sciences with its Alumni Award of Distinction.

She is active in a variety of leadership roles in civic and charitable organizations and has served as a member of the Personnel Board of Georgia and as chair of the board of directors for Georgia's Stone Mountain Park.