Hunter Thompson Carter is a veteran commercial attorney in New York and Washington, DC. He is a member of the bars of New York, Washington, DC and Virginia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal appellate and trial courts. He received his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Virginia, and also studied at the University of Miami Law School and in the ancient university town of Angers, France. He was elected to the editorial boards of the University of Miami Law Review and the Virginia Journal of International Law. He is fluent in Spanish and French.
Hunter is particularly active in international work in Latin America. He was chair of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Inter-American Affairs, a member of the New York City Bar Council on International Affairs. Hunter writes a blog called Colombia Law & Business Post. He is a co-leader of the firm’s Colombia Working Group. He is also an active leader of the profession in the field of attorney responsibility and legal ethics. He is a member of the New York State Bar Ethics Committee, has chaired the ethics committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and is the New York ethics partner for the firm’s New York office.
He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Bar Associations of New York State, New York City, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. He is an award-winning advocate for HIV and AIDS care in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. In May 2012, Hunter, together with Ciro Colombara, leading Chilean human rights lawyer, filed a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights alleging that the Chilean Constitutional Tribunal and Supreme Court committed human rights violations under the American Convention on Human Rights when they ruled that same sex couples are not entitled to civil matrimony, even couples who are legally married in Canada and Argentina. Hunter carries the struggle for equal marriage rights to South America and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in hope of achieving a civil rights victory for same-sex couples in Chile and beyond.