Margaret Carter

History Project

Maggie Carter is a partner in O’Melveny’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice.  Maggie counsels organizations large and small in investigating possible criminal or regulatory violations, responding to requests from government investigators, and assisting organizations with making referrals to government investigating agencies.  Before Maggie rejoined O’Melveny, she spent eight years as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where she focused on public corruption, civil rights, and sophisticated fraud cases, including the federal investigation of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officials, and other cases involving charges of embezzlement, money laundering, health care fraud, and identity theft. As a prosecutor, Maggie 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. She also served as a mentor to new prosecutors in trial.

Maggie clerked for the Hon. Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.  She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2001 and her B.A. from Harvard College in 1996.  Before law school, Maggie was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.