N. Chethana Perera



Chethana is a patent litigator who represents clients in a wide variety of industries, from medical device manufacturers to consumer retailers. She is committed to helping her clients protect and monetize their intellectual property. Chethana also maintains an active pro bono practice and has assisted clients with asylum and licensing matters.

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Chethana served as a law clerk for Judge Joan Ericksen and Magistrate Judge Steven Rau in the United States District of Minnesota.

Personal Interests

Chethana enjoys international travel, cooking curry and long-distance swimming.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Joan Ericksen, 2019-2020
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Steven Rau, 2018-2019


Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Mitchell Hamline Law Review (editor-in-chief) (2018)

College of Saint Benedict
B.A. in Political Science, with distinction, summa cum laude (2013)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022
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