Hunter Carter is co-chair of AF International, the firm’s international services group, focusing on Latin America. He is a vigorous advocate and sophisticated strategist whose experience is widely varied. He has served as a trial attorney in federal and state trial and appellate courts. He has led cases in foreign and domestic arbitration including serving as an arbitrator appointed by the International Chamber of Commerce. He has tried a case involving torture against Chile in the Inter-American Court on Human Rights, has addressed the full Colombian Senate on international human rights law and marriage equality, and has represented the people of Easter Island.
For multinational corporations throughout the region, Carter has led domestic and international internal corporate investigations especially in anti-corruption, and teaches corporate clients international compliance. He has handled cases in a wide range of industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and devices, real estate, financial advisors, heavy equipment manufacturers, agricultural products, manufactured foods, oilfield services, aircraft leasing, intellectual property development and licensing, media and entertainment, telecommunications, health care facilities, and law firms and legal ethics. He has represented clients from throughout South and Central America, as well as Europe and the United States, and is fully fluent in Spanish.
Carter has chaired the New York City Bar Association Committee on Inter-American Affairs, been a member of the New York City Bar Council on International Affairs, and serves on the New York City Bar’s Committee for the Vance Center for International Justice. He is a founding board member of Global Americans, an innovative Latin America focused think tank. He is one of the most active lawyers in the hemisphere in cases pursuing marriage equality. He is also an active leader of the profession in the field of attorney responsibility and legal ethics. He has served two terms as 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 ethics partner for the firm’s New York office.