Zachary W. Carter
Zachary W. Carter retired in 2019 as Corporation Counsel of New York City. During his tenure, he resolved long-standing litigation, ushering in a new era of equity and justice for the city. Memorable settlements range from the overuse of stop and frisk and the Central Park Five case to excessive uses of force at Rikers Island and the underrepresentation of racial minorities in the ranks of the Fire Department of the City of New York. Previously, Mr. Carter was the head of the New York Trial Department and Co-Chair of the White Collar Crime and Civil Fraud practice at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. He practiced in the areas of white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, representation of government-regulated industries, representation of government contractors, corporate governance and compliance, and securities class action litigation. Prior to joining Dorsey & Whitney as a partner, Mr. Carter served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Carter is a member of the Board of Trustees at New York University School of Law. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Cablevision, Hale House, Vera Institute of Justice and Prisoners’ Legal Services. Mr. Carter currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.