Christine C. Carey

Counsel
Christine Carey

Christine Carey represents businesses and individuals in civil litigation and arbitration proceedings involving mortgage-backed securities and other complex financial instruments, conflicts over trust management, corporate governance disputes, shareholder and member litigation, securities fraud, labor and employment disputes, 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 has conducted internal investigations. Christine has worked on cases in both state and federal courts, including several matters in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Related Practices

Experience

Representative Matters

Civil Litigation

  • Assisted in the successful defense of a national poultry producer against a Clean Water Act citizen’s lawsuit in a three-week bench trial before Judge William M. Nickerson in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Wrote motions in limine, prepared witnesses, drafted witness examination outlines, worked with technology vendors, coordinated with courtroom personnel, and helped to develop the defense’s expert witness testimony
  • Defended a regional bank in a securities class action case. Assisted with document production and worked with the Federal Reserve regarding the bank examiner’s privilege
  • Helped obtain a favorable settlement for surgeons in an arbitration proceeding governed by AAA regarding a non-compete clause in their LLC agreement. Work included coordinating document preservation, collection, production, and review; and researching and drafting the motion to dismiss
  • Helped a national healthcare HUD financing lender in securing 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 the loan, sale of the commercial mortgage-backed securities, and intended HUD-guaranteed refinancing of the loan. Work included all facets of the 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. 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
  • Defended a publicly 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
  • Participated as a member of a team advising an independent monitor appointed to oversee a global bank’s implementation of multi-billion-dollar consumer relief obligations under a $7.2 billion DOJ RMBS settlement
  • Acts as local counsel for labor and employment claims pending before the Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Defending a local government in labor and employment litigation pending before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland involving claims of racial discrimination, harassment, and retaliation 

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. Wrote 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. 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; client was awarded restitution for healthcare fraud committed by several of its former executives

Internal Investigations

  • Participated in an internal investigation for a nonprofit corporation involving allegations of accounting fraud and embezzlement

 

Insights

Credentials
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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

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

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

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Venable Diversity Committee
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
     

Recognition
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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Represents the House of Ruth, an organization that assists victims of domestic violence in their applications for protective orders
  • Serves as attorney, active volunteer, and supporter of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service – specifically, its criminal record expungement program
 

Personal Activities

  • Christine is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee