Caroline Mew joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office in 1999. As senior counsel, Caroline's practice centers on civil litigation in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate level. She also has worked on administrative appeals and federal bid protests filed at the agency level and with the Court of Federal Claims. Caroline has first- and second-chair experience in jury and bench trials, and has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia in both the civil litigation and appellate divisions of the Office of Attorney General.
Caroline's litigation experience encompasses a broad range of cases and matters, including copyright infringement disputes, challenges to federal regulatory action, claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, claims under the False Claims Act, claims of defamation and product disparagement, and complex breach of contract actions. Caroline has experience in designing arbitration programs for medical malpractice disputes and in enforcing pre-dispute arbitration agreements. She has represented clients in international arbitration matters before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) as well as in domestic arbitration proceedings.
Over the years, Caroline has represented universities, higher education associations, and organizations offering standardized tests in a variety of matters, and she is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).
Representative matters include:
- Representation of medical suppliers and medical service providers in cases challenging agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act
- Representation of academic medical center in False Claims Act case
- Representation of oil company in False Claims Act case
- Assisting in preparation of appellate amicus curiae briefs addressing issues under state and federal false claims acts
- Representation of party in negotiations with government agency in subcontractor/contractor dispute
- Representation of party in negotiations with government agency regarding scope of partnership agreement
- Reviewing solicitations and advising client responding to government contract proposals
- Representation of research university in lawsuit by former employee involving employment-related disputes and government-sponsored research issues
- Representation of standardized testing organizations in copyright infringement lawsuits against test preparation companies
- Representation of academic clinical research organization against claims of breach of contract and product disparagement
- Representation of government employer in jury trial challenging retired employee's retirement benefits
National Association of College and University Attorneys
- NACUA Notes editorial board member (2006 - 2009; current)
- Annual Program committee member (2009 - 2010)
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Co-author with Robert A. Burgoyne, "New Regulations Under Titles II and III of the ADA: What Has Changed Relative to the Administration of Licensing Examinations?," The Bar Examiner, March 2011
- Co-author with Wendy Butler Curtis, "Preparing for E-Discovery," NACUA Notes, February 2008
- Co-author with Rick Robinson, "Government Delay in Intervention Leads to Dismissal of False Claims Act Cases Against Teaching Hospitals," American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter, August 2007
- Co-author with Robert A. Burgoyne, "ADA Update: The Status of Eleventh Amendment Immunity and the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine as Defenses to Claims Asserted Against Bar Examiners Under the ADA," The Bar Examiner, August 2007
- Co-author with Robert A. Burgoyne, "Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of 'Disabled' for Purposes of the ADA," The Bar Examiner, February 2002
- Co-author with Robert A. Burgoyne, "ADA Update: Bartlett V, Gonzales, Buckhannon, and Edwards," The Bar Examiner, November 2001
- Panel Discussion Leader, E-Discovery, NACUA workshop, November 2007
1999 - J.D., with Honors, University of North Carolina School of Law
1996 - B.A., with Distinction, Asian Studies (Highest Honors) and English, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
In law school, Caroline was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a Note & Comment Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, in which she had a case note published. As an undergraduate, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Caroline is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and in Washington, D.C. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth and Federal Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Middle District of North Carolina.
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
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