Suzanne M. Logan


Suzanne (Sue) M. Logan is an Attorney-Advisor with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she advises governments, primarily in South and Southeast Asia, on legal reform and economic development issues in the power and energy sectors.

Prior to joining CLDP, Ms. Logan was Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, where she represented private developers and sponsors and commercial banks and other financial institutions in connection with all phases of the development, acquisition and project financing of US domestic and international energy and infrastructure projects.

Ms. Logan received her J.D. (Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif) from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007.  She received her B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in History from Fairfield University and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University.  After undergraduate graduation, Ms. Logan was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and studied at Hiroshima University in Japan.  Ms. Logan is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and in New York.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop