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 savvy ways to approach a case as an advocate for my clients.
Alfred Carry defends individual and institutional clients in high-stakes litigation and investigations. When a person or entity’s future, reputation, or liberty is on the line, clients trust Alfred’s years of experience and calm demeanor to guide them through the often-overwhelming process. Whether defending national banks, high-profile individuals, or small business owners, Alfred has a proven track record in bet-the-company scale and high-pressure matters.
Alfred adeptly defends clients, including corporations, top universities, senior executives of publicly traded companies, bitcoin magnates, presidential appointees, foreign agents, ambassadors, and White House or federal agency officials. His experience ranges from representing government workers under investigation for alleged misconduct to helping numerous clients avoid severe criminal charges or penalties after an investigation and lengthy discussions with the government. Alfred advises clients through private-company internal investigations, as well as subpoenaed congressional and federal grand jury testimony and 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 criminal statutes, and gained widespread attention for his work as lead co-counsel representing the Russian national Maria Butina.
In his complex civil litigation practice, Alfred has defended clients in breach of contract matters, construction defect cases, defamation actions, as well as matters involving thorny allegations of fraud, qui tam claims under the False Claims Act (FCA), consumer class action claims, and federal securities law violations. He has considerable experience representing financial institutions, credit card issuers, lenders, and servicers against claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
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. Even adversaries appreciate his thoughtful approach.
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.