Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2010
    Member, University of Baltimore Law Review

    Member, Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team

    Member, Phi Delta Phi
  • B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Loyola Marymount University, 2005

Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
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Christine C. Carey

Associate

Christine Carey represents businesses and individuals in litigation and arbitration proceedings. She has experience representing clients in civil matters involving mortgage-backed securities and other complex financial instruments. She has worked on cases involving conflicts over trust management, corporate governance disputes, shareholder and member litigation, securities fraud, and claims arising from breach of contract and other business torts. Christine has also represented clients in white collar criminal matters, including fraud and embezzlement, and conducted internal investigations.

Christine is a member of the bar of the State of Maryland and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She has worked on cases in both state and federal courts, including several matters in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Significant Matters

Civil Litigation
  • Assisted in the successful defense of a national poultry producer against a Clean Water Act citizen’s suit in a three-week bench trial before Judge William M. Nickerson in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She supported the trial team by, among other things, authoring motions in limine, preparing witnesses, drafting witness examination outlines, working with technology vendors, coordinating with courtroom personnel, and helping to develop the defense’s expert witness testimony.
  • Defended a regional bank in a securities class action case. Ms. Carey assisted in the document production process and worked with the Federal Reserve regarding the bank examiner’s privilege.
  • In an arbitration proceeding governed by AAA, Ms. Carey helped obtain a favorable settlement by surgeons regarding a non-compete clause in their LLC agreement. Ms. Carey coordinated document preservation, collection, production, and review and was instrumental in researching and drafting the motion to dismiss.
  • Helped a national healthcare HUD financing lender secure a substantial jury verdict against an international financial institution in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Montgomery County. The case involved complex issues arising out of a real estate loan made for the acquisition of a nursing home chain, subsequent securitization of that loan, sale of the commercial mortgage-backed securities, and intended HUD-guaranteed refinancing of the loan. Ms. Carey was involved in all facets of this litigation, from filing the complaint to post-trial motions.
  • Assisted a trial team representing a national healthcare HUD financing lender during a two-week bench trial before Vice Chancellor John W. Noble in Delaware’s Court of Chancery. Ms. Carey supported the expert witness efforts, including preparation of a plaintiff’s damages expert and preparation for the cross-examinations of defendants’ damages and commercial mortgage-backed securities experts.
  • Participated in defending multiple financial institutions, in both state and federal courts, against claims by consumers alleging fraudulent practices in the extension of credit, wrongful handling of deposits or assessment of fees, and violation of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.
  • Defending a publically traded company in a § 158 action before the Delaware Court of Chancery in refusing to lift restrictions on stock certificates in the possession of its former senior executives, who were convicted of healthcare fraud.

Criminal Matters
  • Represented a Baltimore small business owner prosecuted by the USAO for healthcare fraud, receipt and delivery of misbranded drugs, and conspiracy to traffic in contraband cigarettes. Ms. Carey authored the sentencing memorandum and developed expert medical testimony. Successfully obtained a sentence of in-home confinement, a departure from the advisory sentencing guidelines’ recommendation of 18-24 months imprisonment.
  • Represents a local community bank, the victim of theft and embezzlement by its former president. Ms. Carey regularly communicates with the USAO to provide assistance with its investigation.
  • Assisted in representing a national provider of managed care services in its attempt to be recognized as a crime victim and awarded restitution for healthcare fraud committed by several of its former executives.

Internal Investigations
  • Participated in internal investigation for a not-for-profit corporation involving allegations of accounting fraud and embezzlement.

Professional and Community Involvement
  • Pro bono attorney for the House of Ruth, an organization that provides representation to victims of domestic violence in their applications for protective orders.
  • Pro bono attorney, active volunteer, and supporter of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, specifically its criminal record expungement program.
  • Member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.