Carlton Forbes focuses on appellate advocacy, motions practice, and international arbitration. Before joining Jones Day he served as a law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court and served two clerkships on the U.S. Courts of Appeals.
In law school Carlton participated in Yale's Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic and was a student fellow at the Yale Center for Global Legal Challenges. Prior to law school he worked in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State where he assisted attorneys in the offices of Human Rights and Refugee Affairs and United Nations Affairs.
- Yale University (J.D. 2014; Notes Editor, Yale Law Journal; Senior Editor, Yale Journal of International Law); Harvard University (B.A. in Social Studies 2009)
- Admitted in New York; not admitted in District of Columbia; supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar Member
- Paralegal, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (2009-2011)
- Law Clerk to: Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court (2017-2018); Judge Cornelia T.L. Pillard, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (2016-2017); and Judge Raymond J. Lohier Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2015-2016)