Mr. Carter will serve the remainder of a five-year term expiring January 10, 2022. He previously served as a Member of the Panel from 2002 through 2009, upon three successive appointments by President George W. Bush. He is currently a Partner at Dinsmore’s Charleston, West Virginia office, where he is the firm’s Labor Practice Group Chair. He has a national practice focused on advising employers on all aspects of relationships with labor unions. Mr. Carter has advised and represented employers throughout the United States in corporate campaigns, collective bargaining, arbitrations, and federal litigation involving labor unions, as well as serving employers in employment litigation. He has litigated in Alaska, New Jersey, Idaho, Michigan, Alabama, and other states, and he has advised clients in Washington state, Puerto Rico, California, New York, Florida, the District of Columbia, and the majority of the states in the nation. Mr. Carter has testified before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a former Management Chair of the Antitrust, RICO, and Labor Law Committees of the American Bar Association, and he has spoken at over 10 annual meetings of that organization. He has also spoken for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, the Labor Policy Association, and other national trade groups. Mr. Carter has published numerous articles and portions of treatises on labor law. He received a B.A. with high distinction from the University of Michigan, where he was a Burnett Scholar, and a J.D. from West Virginia College of Law in 1986.