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Jonathan S. Carter

Partner

Jonathan S. Carter

Partner
New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Jonathan S. Carter is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Carter’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and regulatory investigations. Mr. Carter has represented global companies and financial institutions in connection with multifaceted litigation involving a wide variety of claims, including securities fraud, antitrust, RICO, market manipulation, and employment law claims. Mr. Carter has also advised leading companies in navigating high-stakes regulatory investigations, including investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Mr. Carter serves on the Firm’s Diversity Committee, and is a board member of SAGE (Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders), the country’s largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older people. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Carter served as a law clerk to Judge Susan L. Carney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Judge Stefan R. Underhill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Mr. Carter was recognized as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation (2022).

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Goldman Sachs, in obtaining dismissal with prejudice of a putative class action alleging antitrust violations related to trading in corporate bonds.
  • Royal Bank of Canada, in obtaining dismissal with prejudice of a putative class action alleging antitrust violations related to sovereign, supranational and agency bonds, and in obtaining affirmance on appeal.   
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co., in reaching coordinated resolutions with the DOJ, CFTC, and SEC, resolving investigations of alleged “spoofing” in the precious metals and U.S. treasuries markets.
  • Barclays, in obtaining a favorable settlement of a putative class action alleging antitrust violations related to Mexican government bonds.
  • Goldman Sachs, in obtaining favorable settlements in class and individual actions alleging antitrust violations related to trading in agency bonds.  
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co., in a complex putative class action alleging securities fraud in connection with resolutions of spoofing-related regulatory investigations.  
  • Barclays, in litigating and resolving favorably numerous class actions and individual actions related to alleged manipulation of benchmark interest rates, including USD LIBOR, Sterling LIBOR, Euribor, ISDAFIX, the Singapore Interbank Offered Rate (“SIBOR”) and the Singapore Swap Offer Rate (“SOR”).
  • National Australia Bank, in obtaining dismissal and a favorable settlement of a putative class action alleging antitrust, CEA and RICO violations related to the Australian Bank Bill Swap Reference Rate (“BBSW”).
  • Barclays, in obtaining a favorable settlement of complex litigation involving residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Barclays, in successfully resolving employment-related whistleblower, breach of contract and indemnification claims brought by three former derivatives traders seeking payment of legal fees in connection with their U.K. criminal trial regarding alleged USD LIBOR-related conduct.
  • Barclays, in obtaining a favorable settlement of a securities fraud action brought by entities that purportedly traded instruments tied to USD LIBOR.