Michael A. Carvin

Michael A. Carvin

Partner, Jones Day

Topics: Civil Rights • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Labor & Employment Law • Free Speech & Election Law • Professional Responsibility & Legal Education • Religious Liberties

Mike Carvin focuses on constitutional, appellate, civil rights, and civil litigation against the federal government. He has argued numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court and in virtually every federal appeals court. These cases include the recent constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act and the decisions invalidating Sarbanes-Oxley's accounting board, preventing the Justice Department from obtaining monetary relief against the tobacco industry under RICO, overturning the federal government's plan to statistically adjust the census, limiting the Justice Department's ability to create "majority-minority" districts, and upholding Proposition 209's ban on racial preferences in California

Mike was one of the lead lawyers, and argued before the Florida Supreme Court, on behalf of George W. Bush in the 2000 election Florida recount controversy. He also has represented state governments, financial institutions, telecommunications, and energy companies in "takings," First Amendment, civil rights, and statutory challenges to federal government actions



  • Tulane University (B.A. cum laude 1978)
  • The George Washington University (Law Review; J.D. 1982)
2015 National Lawyers Convention
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2015 National Lawyers Convention

The Role of Congress

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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