- J.D.The George Washington University Law Schoolwith honors2015
- B.A.University of Houstonsumma cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi2012
Caroline Watson is a Senior Associate in the International Department. She focuses her practice on international trade, with emphasis on export and import controls, economic sanctions, and customs.
Growing up in the Middle and Far East and traveling extensively around the world, Ms. Watson brings a keen understanding of international issues and cross-cultural communication to serve clients in international trade-related matters. She counsels clients concerning issues related to imports/exports (including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR)), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), customs, free-trade zones, economic sanctions, and defense article operations. Ms. Watson has experience developing compliance programs, conducting internal investigations and regulatory compliance audits, and representing clients in government inspections and investigations. She also advocates clients’ interests regarding compliance issues in submissions to and conferences with various government agencies, including the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Watson was an associate at a DC law firm focusing primarily on regulatory compliance matters for the defense industry. She also conducted a fellowship at an international law firm in Moscow, Russia, where she assisted with contract, sanctions, and compliance matters.
While attending law school, Ms. Watson was an associate on The George Washington International Law Review and a semi-finalist in the 2015 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court, an international law student competition held annually in Frankfurt, Germany.
- Legal Intern, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Acquisition Management, Suspension and Debarment Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2013 - 2014
- Legal Intern, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Principal Legal Advisor, Commercial and Administrative Law Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2013 - 2014
- DC Bar Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019 - 2020
District of Columbia
Christopher Stagg and Caroline Watson will present, "Jurisdiction and Classification Assessments: Naviga
Washington, DC, November 10, 2021 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered proudly announces that the firm was again named one of the top 30 investigations practices globally during an a
Our International Alert on DDTC's ITAR Consent Agreement with Keysight Technologies was covered in Interntaional Trade Today's Export Compliance Daily newsl
Washington, DC, April 5, 2021 – Miller & Chevalier is pleased to announce that 47 firm lawyers were named to the 2020 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, with 25 firm lawyers providin
Washington, DC, October 23, 2020 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered proudly announces that the firm was named as one of the top 30 investigations practices globally in the Glob
On August 9, 2021, the U.S.
We are pleased to announce that Brian Fleming, Timothy O'Toole, Caroline Watson, Manuel Levitt, and Mary Mikhaeel authored the "Practical Issues in Cyber-Related Sanctions" chapter in the second ed
In this article, Brian Fleming, Timothy O'Toole, Caroline Watson, Manuel Levitt, and Mary Mikhaeel discuss President Biden's newly issued Executive Order, "Blocking Property with Respect to Specifi