David Suski – Biography

Photo of David SuskiDavid Suski joined MIT as Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel in September 2012. Mr. Suski is the on-site legal advisor for MIT's Lincoln Laboratory and serves as the MIT/OGC advisor for legal matters affecting the Laboratory and its personnel. At Lincoln Laboratory, he focuses on contractual issues arising out of the Laboratory's national defense research, with particular focus MIT's contract with the Department of Defense for the operation of the Laboratory. Additionally, he provides interpretations of federal and state laws and regulations and advises the Laboratory and its personnel on their applicability and effect in areas such as security, environmental issues, data rights, and export control compliance matters. Key responsibilities include the drafting of legal documents, contracts, legislative materials, and other correspondence to ensure that the interests of the Laboratory are safeguarded, while also advising MIT and Laboratory management on the legal implications of actions under consideration and providing recommendations where appropriate. Mr. Suski serves as the Lincoln Laboratory Ethics Officer and is a member of the MIT Risk Council.

Before joining MIT, Mr. Suski served as Assistant General Counsel with the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Suski developed significant expertise in the areas of national security law, government contracts, litigation, administrative law, government ethics, and congressional affairs. During his time with the Agency, he supervised an office of several dozen employees and served as the Chairman of the Office of General Counsel's hiring committee.

Mr. Suski began law practice with the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Hale and Dorr LLP. His practice focused on medical device and biological regulation, as well as international regulatory regimes affecting medical products. Mr. Suski graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review's Editorial Board, an Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, and a Dillard Fellow.

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