Caroline Judge Mehta
Current Position: Chief Legal Officer at Afiniti
Firm Background: Partner, 2008-2020; Associate, 2000-2008
Caroline Judge Mehta spent nearly twenty years of her legal career at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP – rising through the ranks and becoming a partner early in her career. In 2020, she was tapped by firm client Afiniti to serve as the Chief Legal Officer, where she is responsible for oversight, management, and execution of all legal affairs. She is an experienced advocate with a robust legal career and has significantly impacted the legal profession through mentorship and serving in leadership positions for professional organizations.
In private practice, she represented individuals, business organizations, and other entities in criminal, regulatory, and administrative investigations, earning her praise from clients and leading legal publications including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 US, and The Best Lawyers in America.
What is your biggest take-away from your time at Zuckerman Spaeder?
I'll borrow a quote from one of my favorite podcasters, Scott Galloway: Greatness is found in the agency of others. I think that captures the secret sauce that has made Zuckerman Spaeder such a success: the shared passion and commitment of a group of people working toward a common goal. The founders of the firm instilled that value in all of us, so that when we celebrated a great victory, the partners, associates, paralegals, IT professionals, and all of our office staff felt - and knew - they were a part of it. You can point to lots of other things about Zuckerman Spaeder that have kept this relatively small firm at the apex of the legal profession: surely, one learns early on that your analytical and writing skills need to measure up to a five-decade tradition of excellence. But there are lots of firms with highly talented lawyers, and many of them merge, or dissolve, or lose practice groups regularly to higher bidders. Zuckerman Spaeder has evolved to meet the dynamic shifts in legal practice, and the changing needs of clients, but it has held fast to its values and continued to foster something rare and special. The commitment to achieving extraordinary results for its clients is unquestionably fortified by the commitment to one another. I will take that lesson everywhere I go, in the law and in life.