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Carter Honored with LA County Bar Association Criminal Justice Award

May 18, 2018


LOS ANGELES—May 18, 2018—O’Melveny partner Maggie Carter was honored at the 2018 Los Angeles County Bar Association Criminal Justice Awards Dinner held on May 17, 2018, at the LA Hotel Downtown.

Carter, who previously served as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, was recognized along with her former colleagues from the US Attorney’s Office for their sweeping investigation of the LA Sherriff’s Department (the largest sheriff’s department in the United States). The probe resulted in the convictions of the former sheriff and undersheriff, and 19 other current and former officers.

Carter spent eight years as a federal prosecutor, focusing on public corruption, civil rights, and sophisticated fraud cases, including those involving charges of embezzlement, money laundering, health care fraud, and identity theft. She led dozens of significant prosecutions, won convictions in several high-profile jury trials, and argued and briefed cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal, and on public radio’s “This American Life.” It has also won her awards from the FBI, IRS, Department of Homeland Security, the United States Postal Service, Department of Labor, the Small Business Administration, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Carter has also served on the Department of Justice Medicare Fraud Strike Force and as Identity Theft Coordinator. Prior to her service as an Assistant United States Attorney, she spent five years as an associate and counsel at O’Melveny. During that time, Carter focused on white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, and was a member of three trial teams.

Today Carter’s practice focuses on high-stakes civil and white-collar criminal trials, complex litigation, sensitive internal investigations, and regulatory matters. Her industry experience is broad—Carter has represented companies and individuals in the investment funds, entertainment, financial services, health care, technology, education, and telecommunications industries in criminal, civil, and investigations matters. She also represents a large public entity on immigration issues and has filed numerous amicus briefs to further the entity’s support of immigrant residents and local law enforcement priorities.

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Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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