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CARTER is one of the most experienced Supreme Court and appellate lawyers in the country. Since joining Sidley, Carter has argued 79 cases before the Supreme Court, more than any other lawyer in private practice. Prior to joining Sidley, Carter served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and in that position he argued nine cases before the Supreme Court on behalf of the United States Government. He thus currently has a total of 88 oral arguments before the Supreme Court and more than 145 arguments before the United States Courts of Appeals. He has argued in every Circuit and has argued more than 40 cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Carter is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is the Chair of the Federal Circuit Advisory Council, and a trustee and the treasurer of the Supreme Court Historical Society.