NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP congratulates partner Zachary W. Carter on his appointment by New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio as the City’s next Corporation Counsel, top legal counsel to the City of New York and head of one of the largest public law departments in the country.
The appointment was announced over the weekend by Mayor-Elect de Blasio’s transition office. The press release is here: http://transition2013.com/carter-corporation-counsel/
Mr. Carter joined Dorsey & Whitney in its New York office in 1999 following a distinguished career as a federal prosecutor, judge and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where he led numerous prosecutions of national significance. During his 14 years at Dorsey, Mr. Carter practiced 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 also advised corporate clients on matters concerning regulatory and ethical compliance as well as corporate governance. During his tenure at Dorsey, Mr. Carter served as co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Crime and Civil Fraud practice and as head of the New York Trial Department. He also served multiple terms on Dorsey’s Policy Committee, the firm’s board of directors. Mr. Carter received a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law. His full Dorsey biography is here: http://www.dorsey.com/carter_zachary/
"Zach Carter is a preeminent lawyer, a dedicated public servant and a wonderful human being," commented Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. "His years of experience as a prosecutor, judge, U.S. Attorney and in private practice at Dorsey make him exceptionally qualified for the wide range of responsibilities entailed in representing the largest city in the United States. I know that Zach will bring incredible energy, insight and compassion to the job of furthering and defending the legal rights of the people of New York City.”
“I am grateful to my colleagues and friends at Dorsey & Whitney for their support and for the many opportunities they have provided me over the years,” said Mr. Carter. “Dorsey is a firm dedicated to the highest level of service to clients and to the communities where our lawyers live and work around the globe. I will bring those values with me in this next chapter in my career.”
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