Michael A. Carvin

Partner, Jones Day

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)

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Publications and Multimedia
Ten Years of the Roberts Court - Event Audio/Video
2015 National Lawyers Convention
November 16, 2015
The Internal Revenue Service - Event Audio/Video
Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 14, 2014
Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2013? - Event Audio/Video
Co-sponsored by the Practice Groups and the Faculty Division
October 04, 2013
Shelby County v. Holder - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 2-27-13 featuring Michael Carvin
February 27, 2013
Ideas for Structural Change - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2010
Voting Rights--and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections - Event Audio/Video
Civil Rights Practice Group and the American Enterprise Institute
June 11, 2009
SCOTUScast 6-7-07 featuring Michael Carvin
Ledbetter v. Goodyear
June 07, 2007