Mr. Carter is a partner and co-Chair of the firm's White Collar Crime and Civil Fraud practice. Mr. Carter served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Carter practices in the areas of white collar criminal defense and securities and other complex civil litigation, representing companies in government regulated industries and government contractors. Mr. Carter advises corporate clients on matters concerning regulatory and ethical compliance as well as corporate governance. Mr. Carter has substantial experience in the areas of First Amendment and products liability litigation.
Mr. Carter arrived at Dorsey & Whitney LLP after a long and distinguished career in public service. As United States Attorney for one of the largest federal districts in the United States, Mr. Carter's tenure was noted for numerous prosecutions of national significance, including the successful civil rights prosecution of New York City police officers for the torture of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. Mr. Carter is a former Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and a former Judge of the Criminal Court for the City of New York. Mr. Carter is Chairman of the New York City Mayor's Committee on the Judiciary. He is a Life Member of the Board of Trustees of the New York University School of Law and a member of the Board of Directors of the John Jay School of Criminal Justice Foundation. Mr. Carter also serves as Chairman of the Board of Hale House, a Harlem charity that provides social services to children and homeless families.
On the recommendation of the custodians of the employee retirement funds for the states of New York and California, Mr. Carter was elected to the Board of Directors of Marsh & McLennan Companies where he serves as chair of the board’s Compliance Committee. Mr. Carter is a member of the board of Cablevision. Mr. Carter is a frequent commentator on a wide range of legal issues including Fair Trial Free Press, corporate governance, corporate compliance and internal investigation.