Christine C. Carey

Counsel
Christine Carey

Christine Carey represents businesses and individuals in pre-litigation negotiations, civil litigation, and arbitration proceedings involving employment law and commercial matters. Many of the commercial matters have involved such complex financial instruments as mortgage-backed securities. Christine has also represented clients in white collar criminal matters, including fraud and embezzlement, and has participated in internal investigations. She has worked on cases in both state and federal courts, including several matters in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Experience

Representative Matters

Employment-Related Litigation

  • Defended a DC-area governmental body 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 
  • Helped obtain a favorable settlement for a team of surgeons in an arbitration proceeding governed by AAA regarding a non-compete clause in their LLC agreement
  • Acts as local counsel for labor and employment claims pending before the Circuit Court for Baltimore County

Other Civil Litigation

  • 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
  • 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 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-examination 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 its refusal to lift restrictions on stock certificates in the possession of its former senior executives, who were convicted of healthcare fraud

Internal Investigations

  • Participated in an internal investigation by a local public school board to probe allegations of employee misconduct and misappropriation
  • Participated in an internal investigation by a nonprofit corporation involving allegations of accounting fraud and embezzlement

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
  • Represented a local community bank, the victim of theft and embezzlement by its former president. Regularly communicated 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 f

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 – 2022

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