Caroline G. Massey

Biography

Caroline is a litigator who advises and represents clients in mediations, arbitrations, and state and federal claims and litigation throughout the country. Her clients include individuals and business interests of all sizes, from closely held family businesses to publicly traded companies with nationwide and international reach. Caroline works closely with clients to streamline communication with key employees and protect business interests, relationships, and strategies. When litigation can be avoided or minimized she works with clients to consider optimal strategies and alternatives. Her experience includes serving as national counsel leading a litigation team defending agricultural entities in litigation arising from E. coli outbreaks; successfully defending clients in catastrophic premises liability cases; and litigating claims arising from a variety of business operations, including employment class action cases with eight-figure exposure, gene-edited food development, and contractual disputes.

Caroline obtained her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, graduating in three years with honors. After college, Caroline served in the district office of a California state senator. In this role, she served as a regional spokesperson to critical stakeholders, including constituents, elected officials, business advocacy groups, and regulatory bodies as to legislation and regulations. She obtained her law degree and a graduate diploma, both with honors, from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Caroline served on the Ethics and Faculty Appointments Committees, was a member of the Moot Court Board, and received awards for oral advocacy.

Education

  • Louisiana State University  (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Traditions and Systems (Comparative Law Course)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in European Union (Analysis re: EU Cross-Border Business Litigation)
  • Louisiana State University  (D.C.L., cum laude, 2013)
  • University of San Diego  (B.B.A., cum laude, 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers
  • Junior League of Baton Rouge (past member)
  • Junior League of Savannah (past member)
  • St. Andrew's Parish Day School, Governing Board member
  • Junior League of San Diego, sustaining member