Michael A. Carvin

Washington, D.C.
51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, 20001-2113
202.879.7643
macarvin@jonesday.com
Practice: 
Government Regulation
Practice: 
Issues and Appeals
Position: 
Partner
Admissions 
District of Columbia
Biography: 

Mike Carvin specializes in 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 decisions 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 President George W. Bush in the 2000 election Florida recount controversy. He has also represented state governments, financial institutions, telecommunications, and energy companies in takings, First Amendment, civil rights, and statutory challenges to federal government actions.

Education 
Tulane University (B.A. cum laude 1978)
The George Washington University (Law Review; J.D. 1982)