M. CarterDeLorme


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For more than 25 years, Carter DeLorme has defended companies in labor and employment law matters, consistently crafting innovative solutions advancing clients' business objectives. Matters frequently involve issues of equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, trade secret, and restrictive covenant claims before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. In addition to his trial court experience, Carter has guided clients in unionized settings through collective bargaining and union campaigns. He also has tried important contract interpretation and employee discipline arbitrations. Carter has also represented the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs in player salary arbitration hearings.

Carter has advised and counseled many national and local employers in various matters, including Bloomberg, Computer Sciences Corporation, MedStar Health, Phoenix Satellite Television (U.S.), Reynolds American, Inc., and Verizon. He also served as co-lead counsel in the 2011 Presidential Emergency Board hearings representing the National Railway Labor Conference.

Carter serves on Jones Day's Firmwide Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement Committee and is the immediate past chair. He is also a member of the Washington Office's Recruiting and Pro Bono Committees. Carter is the management co-chair of the 15th ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Conference, after previously serving as vice chair and track coordinator. Carter was president of the St. Albans School Alumni Association from 2018 to 2020 and the board chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic from 2013 to 2015. In 2012, he traveled with Lawyers Without Borders to Nairobi, Kenya to teach trial advocacy to more than 50 Kenyan prosecutors, defense attorneys, and magistrate judges.


  • Global defense contractor wins dismissal of lawsuits by former Saudi-Arabia based employeeJones Day secured dismissal of two lawsuits on behalf of a global defense contractor and one of its management employees that had been brought by a former manager in their Saudi Arabia branch office and that manager's wife.
  • Global defense contractor secures dismissal of lawsuit brought by former Saudi Arabia-based employeeJones Day successfully represented a global defense contractor and one of its management employees in a lawsuit brought by a former employee who had worked in their Saudi Arabia branch office.
  • Gatemore Partners LP acquires Legacy Agency and TLA Worldwide Americas from TLA WorldwideJones Day represented Gatemore Partners LP in connection with the acquisition of the U.S. business of TLA Worldwide PLC, a sports marketing and athlete representation company, by a company owned and managed by Gatemore Partners LP.
  • The Carlyle Group sells Signode Industrial Group Holdings to Crown Holdings, Inc. for $4 billionJones Day advised The Carlyle Group and its affiliates in connection with the sale of Signode Industrial Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., a leading global provider of transit packaging systems and solutions, to Crown Holdings, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods, for an aggregate purchase price of up to $4 billion.
  • Human trafficking victim prevails on claims under TVPAOn July 31, 2017, a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia found in favor of Jones Day pro bono client Sarah Roe (a pseudonym) and awarded her $3 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages on her claims under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act ("TVPA").
  • Manufacturer wins against claim of age discriminationJones Day represented a manufacturer in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging that he was terminated as a result of age discrimination.
  • Paul PCS defeats union's first ever organizing campaign at charter school in District of ColumbiaJones Day successfully represented Paul Public Charter School in the first union campaign waged by the American Federation of Teachers in the District of Columbia.
  • Red Sox victorious in their first salary arbitration to go to hearing since 2002Jones Day successfully represented the Boston Red Sox for client Fenway Sports Group in a rare player arbitration salary dispute.
  • Verizon obtains injunctive relief against unlawful union activity during seven-week strikeJones Day assisted Verizon Communications, Inc. during a seven-week strike (April 13-May 31, 2016) by members of the Communications Workers of America ("CWA") by obtaining injunctive relief from courts in New York State and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and advising daily on strike misconduct and other related issues throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • Bloomberg wins dismissal in well-publicized pregnancy discrimination case brought by EEOCJones Day successfully defended Bloomberg, L.P. in a company-wide national and international discrimination and retaliation class action case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that alleged that Bloomberg engaged in a pattern or practice of pregnancy discrimination by, among other things, reducing the pay of pregnant women and women who took maternity leave.
  • Boca Pharmacal acquired by Endo Health for $225 millionJones Day advised Boca Life Science Holdings, LLC and Boca Pharmacal, LLC in regards to the sale of all the outstanding limited liability company membership interests of Boca Pharmacal, LLC to Generics International (US) Inc., an Endo Health Solutions' subsidiary, for $225 million in cash.
  • Jones Day partners in Kenya work on Rule-of-Law pro bono projectsMike Ginsberg, a partner in the Pittsburgh Office of global law firm Jones Day, returned to Kenya this summer to continue his pro bono work with Lawyers Without Borders on Rule-of-Law projects.
  • Court grants Make-A-Wish Foundation's motion for summary judgment dismissing all claims against charity and five individual defendantsCatherine Martens, a former President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation sued the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and several individual defendants after she was terminated for cause in March 2010.
  • National Railway Labor Conference goes before Presidential Emergency Board resulting in major victory for rail industryJones Day was retained by the National Railway Labor Conference in connection with national multi-employer collective bargaining on behalf of over 30 freight railroads, including the four largest railroads in the United States: Union Pacific, BNSF Railway, Norfolk Southern, and CSX Transportation.
  • Verizon Communications sustains dismissal of $15 million class action 4th CircuitJones Day successfully defended Verizon Communications Inc. and its subsidiaries against a proposed class action under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Maryland and Virginia state law seeking additional wages on behalf of a class of clerks performing "force clerk work."
  • MedStar Health and Washington Hospital Center successfully negotiate first collective bargaining agreement with National Nurses UnionJones Day represented the MedStar Health System (MedStar) and its affiliate, the Washington Hospital Center (WHC), in difficult and prolonged negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with the National Nurses Union (NNU).
  • Medstar Health affiliate defeats union restraining order and obtains dismissal in mandatory vaccination caseJones Day represented Washington Hospital Center, an affiliate of Medstar Health, Inc., in temporary restraining order proceedings regarding the Hospital's policy of mandatory vaccination against seasonal influenza.
  • Leading real estate developer wins landslide victory in union electionJones Day provided strategic labor relations advice to a leading real estate developer during campaign by union seeking to represent multi-building and two-state unit of building engineers.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • September 9, 2020
      Employment Law Update, 2020 National Employment Law Council Virtual Conference
    • November 8, 2019
      Are Grassroots Movements the New Enforcers?, 13th Annual ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference
    • November 5, 2019
      The Pay-to-Play Debate: Legal and Legislative Challenges to the College Sports Model - A Discussion with Jones Day, University of Pennsylvania Casey Law School
    • April 26, 2019
      Employment Law Update, 24th Annual National Employment Law Council Conference
    • April 20, 2018
      Employment Law Update, 23rd National Employment Law Council Conference
    • November 10, 2017
      Federal Courts and the National Labor Relations Act, 11th Annual ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference
    • October 24, 2017
      Reorienting Title VII: The Current State of Sexual Orientation Case Law, DC Bar Changing Currents In Employment Law CLE Event
    • April 20, 2017
      Employment Law Update, 22nd National Employment Law Council Conference
    • November 17, 2016
      2016 Health Care Labor & Employment Symposium - Post Election Conference: What's Next?
    • October 21, 2014
      Avoiding Litigation Without Giving up the Farm: Settlement Strategies, Negotiations, and Concerns in the 21st Century, D.C. Bar Changing Currents in Employment Law 2014
    • October 20, 2015
      The 800-Pound Gorilla: Working with and against the Government in Employment Litigation, D.C. Bar Changing Currents in Employment Law 2015
    • May 14-15, 2015
      2015 Health Care Labor & Employment Symposium
    • April 23, 2014
      Social Media Misuse in the Workplace: Privacy, Mobility, and Best Practices, National Employment Law Council 19th Annual Conference
    • October 16, 2013
      Recent Trends and Developments: Current Trends in Trade Secret Litigation, D.C. Bar Changing Currents in Employment Law 2013
    • June 17, 2013
      Stop Thief - How and When to Use Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secret Laws to Protect Your Company, SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
    • April 24, 2013
      The Aftermath of Noel Canning - What Now? 2013 National Employment Law Council Annual Conference
    • April 9, 2013
      2013 Government Contractor Labor & Employment Discussion Group
    • March 13-14, 2013
      Jones Day Washington sponsors and hosts the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance Annual conference
    • October 16, 2012
      D.C. Bar Changing Currents In Employment Law 2012: Recent enforcement priorities at EEOC and DOL (including discrimination against the long-term unemployed, criminal background checks, credit checks, and immigration status)
    • June 7 - 8, 2012
      Jones Day 2012 Railway Labor Act Symposium
    • March 2012
      2012 PAR 5th Annual Conference
    • November 2, 2011
      A Primer on Major League Baseball Salary Arbitration, Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland
    • June 22, 2011
      EEOC's Final ADAAA Regulations: Practical Implications for Employers and their Counsel
    • April 13, 2011
      Executive Roundtable Series - Labor and Employment: What Should Employers Expect in 2011?
    • April 12, 2011
      Jones Day Railway Labor Act Symposium
    • March 7, 2011
      Social Media and Labor & Employment Issues, 2011 Health Car Labor & Employment Symposium
    • March 9, 2010
      Independent Contractor Issues for Healthcare Providers - A Legal Update, 2010 Health Care Labor & Employment Symposium
    • December 17, 2009
      Blogging On and Off the Clock: What's Legal; What's Not
    • September 30, 2009
      Employee Blogging: The Emerging Litigation Threat - Strategies to Avoid Direct and Vicarious Litigation Liability
    • April 6, 2009
      Lawyer and Consultant Perspectives on Working Effectively and Efficiently with Testifying and Consulting Experts, Law Seminars International Litigating Employment Class Action Conference
    • March 19, 2009
      Latest Developments in Labor and Employment Legislation, Regulation and Enforcement, Jones Day 2009 Labor & Employment Legislative Briefing
    • March 4, 2009
      Employment Law Update: The Start of a New Era, 2009 Health Care Labor & Employment Symposium