Tenacious and curious, I am always digging deeper, researching more, and asking the right questions. My persistence ensures that no stone is left unturned, which allows me to uncover innovative ways to approach a case in the advocacy of my clients.
Alfred Carry is Of Counsel in the Commercial Litigation practice group. Based in our Washington, D.C. office, Alfred regularly defends financial institutions, credit card issuers, lenders, and servicers against a variety of consumer finance-based claims, including under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Real Estate Settlement Practices Act (RESPA).
He has also represented owners and general contractors in construction defect cases involving design and workmanship issues, contract matters, payment and performance bond claims, and mechanics liens.
In addition, Alfred has extensive experience representing white collar/government investigations clients, including corporations, senior executives of publicly-traded companies, foreign agents, top universities, ambassadors, and White House or federal agency officials. In this work, he has helped lead clients through internal investigations, subpoenaed congressional and federal grand jury testimony, or highly-publicized prosecutions brought by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other enforcement agencies. He has also represented clients in cases with international media attention under the Foreign Agent Registrations Act (FARA) and related statutes, as well as matters involving complex allegations of fraud, qui tam claims under the False Claims Act (FCA), and securities law violations.
Alfred brings the full spectrum of legal skills to his work, and is especially gifted as a strategist, in high-profile and intricate situations. He is comfortable advising clients whose cases involve the national media and very visible political issues.
Writing is a special skill of Alfred’s. A careful, energetic, and effective author of briefs, pleadings, and motions, Alfred prepares legal documents that are compelling, lucid, and captivating. In a legal environment dominated by tedious, cookie-cutter prose and repetitive, mechanical language, Alfred delivers strong narratives that are economically written and easy to read.
His work is animated by an inveterate curiosity that powers not only his writing but his research and thinking. Alfred approaches his cases and research as puzzles to be solved, and he consistently strives to be the most informed person on the case—whether at the trial or appellate level, and particularly when the issues are novel or complex. By practicing law in a way that distills the issues at hand into a lucid, rational and relatable structure, he is an exceptionally efficient, reliable litigator, and his results both in and outside of the courtroom reflect that.