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Adam Augustine Carter represents clients in civil and criminal litigation matters before federal and state courts, both at trial and on appeal. He regularly advocates for his clients before arbitration panels, as well as legislative and regulatory bodies. Mr. Carter is very experienced in cases involving wrongful termination, employment discrimination, securities, investment banking, health care, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), trademarks and trade secrets, insurance, antitrust, software development, construction, defamation, associations and telecommunications. He represents employees who bring claims against their employers for age, race, religious, ethnic, disability or sex discrimination, for violations of USERRA, SOX, FMLA, for retaliation, and for violations of other federal and/or state civil rights laws. Mr. Carter also has significant experience defending individuals in white collar criminal cases and investigations, and also represents qui tam whistle-blowers and witnesses in cases brought under the False Claims Act. Also, he regularly advises executives on contractual matters, during compensation negotiations, and regarding both termination and non-competition restrictions. Most recently, Mr. Carter helped a client win a significant discrimination case against her employer resulting in a considerable raise, various court ordered job protections for the employee, and a 100% fee recovery awarded by the court.

Mr. Carter is a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Oliver Gasch of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. He is a member of the Barristers and he is an active participant in the Archdiocesan Pro Bono Legal Network.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

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The Employment Law Group , P.C.

888 17th Street, NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC, 20006-3307


DCActive 199307/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Employment Law Group , P.C.2005 - Present
PrincipalLaw Office of Adam Augustine Carter2002 - 2007
Of CounselThe Employment Law Group , P.C.2002 - 2005
AssociateKelley Drye & Warren LLP2000 - 2002
AssociateKutak Rock LLP1996 - 2000
AssociateTowey & Associates1992 - 1996
Law ClerkChambers of the Hon. Oliver Gasch1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
The BarristersMember2007 - Present
Metro. Washington Employment Lawyers Ass'nMember2005 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Ass'nMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shaffer v. ACS Gov't Servs., Inc.Won spolitaiton instruction & right to jury trial
Booker v. Robert Half Int'l Inc.Arbitration Agreement was reformed to be more fair
Goldstein v. Moatz, et al.Won reversal of District Court at 4th Circuit
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Georgetown UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Seminars International TeleBriefing CLEConducting EEO Internal Investigations2012
NELA 2011 Annual ConventionThe Defense Playbook 20112011
NELA 2010 Annual ConventionBest Practices: Atorrney's Fees Petitions2010