Photograph of Susan V. Watson, CIPP/US, CCEP


  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.S. (1993)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1997)


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Susan V. Watson, CIPP/US, CCEP

 Counsel Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2532
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Susan V. Watson focuses her practice on product liability and mass tort litigation. She has extensive experience handling multidistrict litigation and joint defense efforts. She manages all aspects of litigation and counsels clients concerning complex e-discovery matters. Susan also has litigated contract disputes and product defect matters.

Susan serves as national discovery counsel for a major corporation, supervising and managing a major portion of the client’s general and electronic discovery. In that capacity, she is the primary point of contact for e-discovery and other litigation issues for in-house counsel, business units, records management, and third-party vendors to ensure proper communication and coordination of efforts. She also has evaluated the structures of various business units of several affiliated companies across the United States to compare operations and standardize approaches to discovery. Susan manages preservation of electronically stored information, decommissioning of databases, migration of data, selection and implementation of new technology, organization of a vast repository of documents, and oversight of document handling and production.

In addition, Susan is certified in corporate compliance and ethics, as well as data privacy. She counsels companies in best practices and develops compliance programs designed to meet regulatory requirements, protect corporate officers, and empower company staff to carry out the corporate mission ethically and with confidence. In addition, her knowledge of data privacy issues assists clients in developing compliance programs informed by the pressing challenges of data protection.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – CCEP®
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional – CIPP/US