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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Congratulates Partner Amit P. Mehta on Nomination to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

July 31, 2014

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP congratulates partner Amit P. Mehta on his nomination to serve as a United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Mr. Mehta was nominated to this post by President Barack Obama, and his nomination will go before the U.S. Senate for confirmation.

“It is with tremendous pride that we congratulate our colleague Amit on his nomination to be a United States District Judge for the District of Columbia,” said Zuckerman Spaeder partner Roger E. Zuckerman. “His remarkable judgment, character, and intelligence will serve to strengthen our nation’s justice system. We are proud that he is continuing in the footsteps of other firm alumni who have gone on to serve the public interest at the highest levels of government.”

“Amit is an exceptional lawyer, a trusted adviser to his clients, and a valued colleague and friend to all of us at Zuckerman Spaeder. We could not be prouder of his nomination to the federal bench,” said Zuckerman Spaeder chairman Graeme W. Bush. “The judiciary will benefit greatly from his considerable talents and unwavering integrity.”

Recognized nationally in The National Law Journal’s “Minority 40 Under 40,” as well as in Benchmark Litigation and Super Lawyers, Mr. Mehta is an experienced trial lawyer who represents companies and individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions, securities enforcement actions, and complex business disputes. Mr. Mehta has represented clients in criminal and civil enforcement cases involving financial fraud, public corruption, antitrust laws, sanctions and export control regimes, securities laws, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). His clients in complex business disputes have included parties to antitrust claims, partnership disputes, and breach of contract actions. Mr. Mehta has represented many of the firm’s most notable clients, helping bring their cases to successful resolution under intense public scrutiny.

Mr. Mehta’s experience is drawn from both public service and private practice. Before joining Zuckerman Spaeder, he worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where he first chaired numerous trials for clients charged with serious criminal offenses. Mr. Mehta previously clerked for the Hon. Susan Graber in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Portland, OR. Mr. Mehta currently serves on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project and is the former co-chair of the District of Columbia Bar’s Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section Steering Committee.

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