Phillip Carter

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Phillip Carter is an associate in the Los Angeles, California, office of the international law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where he is a member of the Government Contracts practice group and practices in the area of international law. [1]

In July 2005, Carter was "mobilized" by the U.S. Army for Operation Iraqi Freedom and "will be on leave from McKenna Long & Aldridge from July 2005 to December 2006." [2]


Carter is experienced in "negotiating teaming agreements and subcontracts, and developing proposals for large multiple award contracts like the U.S. Navy's Seaport program. He also counsels clients about socioeconomic policies, such as those relating to small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and regarding compliance with domestic preference statutes and regulations such as the Buy American Act and Berry Amendment. His practice also includes conducting internal investigations and voluntary disclosures to the Department of Defense. In addition, Phillip represents clients in security clearance proceedings before the Department of Defense and various U.S. intelligence agencies." [3]

Carter "graduated from the UCLA School of Law, where he taught an undergraduate course on law and terrorism. Prior to law school, he served on active duty as a U.S. Army officer. He served as a military police platoon leader with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea and the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. At Fort Hood, Phillip played a key role in the fielding, testing and evaluation of the Army's digital battle command systems." [4]

Carter "contributes articles on national security issues to Slate, the Washington Monthly, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Legal Affairs and other publications. Recently, he has also been featured as an expert in the New York Times, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, the Fox News Channel and National Public Radio." [5]

Education: J.D., UCLA School of Law, 2004; B.A., UCLA, cum laude, 1997; 1996 Truman Scholar. [6]

Articles by Phillip Carter


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Contact Information

444 South Flower Street
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2901
Phone: 213 243-6137
FAX: 213 243-6330
Email: pcarter AT

External links



  • "Slate's War Stories: Volunteering for Duty in Iraq," NPR, October 4, 2005: "Attorney, Slate military affairs writer and Army Capt. Phillip Carter has volunteered for a tour of duty in Iraq. Alex Chadwick speaks to Carter from Las Vegas, where he's spending his last few days in America before joining the 101st Airborne Division."
  • "Training Troops to Police a Volatile Iraq," NPR, February 28, 2006: "U.S. Army Capt. Phillip Carter has been training Iraqi security forces in Iraq. He talks with Alex Chadwick about his day-to-day experiences."

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