Caroline M. Mew

Sr. Counsel

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Caroline M. Mew

Washington, DC

T:+1 202 662 4753

F:+1 202 662 4643

Caroline Mew joined the Washington, DC 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.  Caroline has first- and second-chair trial experience, 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.  She has represented clients in evaluating and/or asserting challenges to federal regulatory action under the Administrative Procedure Act.  Caroline advises clients in understanding and negotiating federal government contracts, and has represented clients pursuing bid protests against federal agencies.  She has defended clients in federal False Claims Act lawsuits, and has prepared amicus curiae appellate briefs addressing issues under federal and state false claims statutes. 

Over the years, Caroline has represented universities, academic medical centers, 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).  Caroline has significant experience in defending testing organizations against claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability discrimination laws.  She also has experience with copyright infringement matters and employment disputes.

Caroline has represented clients in international arbitration matters and in domestic arbitration proceedings.  She has experience in designing an arbitration program for medical malpractice disputes and in enforcing pre-dispute arbitration agreements.

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  • Education

    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, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Middle District of North Carolina.

  • Professional activities
    • National Association of College and University Attorneys
      • NACUA Notes editorial board member (2006 - 2009; 2012 - 2013)
      • Annual Program committee member (2009 - 2010)
    • District of Columbia Bar Association
    • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Speaking engagements
    • Panel Discussion Leader, E-Discovery, NACUA workshop, November 2007
  • Publications

    Publications include:

    • "Preparing for E-Discovery, Revisited:  Five Years Later," NACUA Notes, April 2013 (co-author with David Kessler)
    • "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 Bob Burgoyne)
    • "Preparing for E-Discovery," NACUA Notes, February 2008 (co-author with Wendy Butler Curtis)
    • "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 Rick Robinson)
    • "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 Bob Burgoyne)
    • "Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of 'Disabled' for Purposes of the ADA," The Bar Examiner, February 2002 (co-author with Bob Burgoyne)
    • "ADA Update: Bartlett V, Gonzales, Buckhannon, and Edwards," The Bar Examiner, November 2001 (co-author with Bob Burgoyne)
  • Licenses
    • Washington D.C. Bar License
    • North Carolina State Bar License
  • Languages
    • Japanese - Limited