Reeves Carter, Esq.
Litigation Of Counsel
Georgetown University Law Center, JD
Wabash College, BA
Reeves joined LitigationSword as a special litigation of counsel for complex commercial matters. Reeves is an experienced commercial litigator with strong legal drafting and litigation skills, including the ability to assess and avoid legal risk and exposure, articulate and defend against claims, manage and conduct all aspects of litigation ranging from the discovery process (including related motion practice) to preparing key witnesses for deposition and trial. As a former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice, Reeves has extensive trial experience, and in private practice, he has first-chaired hearings, trials, mediations, and arbitrations concerning a variety of complex legal matters. Equally important and when appropriate, he has successfully negotiated settlements in order to avoid the cost, uncertainty, and inconvenience of litigation.
Reeves started his career with the US Department of Justice via its Honors Program as a trial attorney practicing in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Next, he joined McDermott, Will & Emery as a litigation associate. Thereafter, he practiced at boutique law firms, where he developed an expertise in intellectual property matters, including licensing, branding, registration, prosecution, portfolio management and litigation of copyright, trademark, and unfair competition disputes. He has also successfully prosecuted applications, oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the US Copyright Office, US Patent and Trademark Office, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Further, he has conducted trademark and brand clearance, evaluated and resolved obstacles to copyright and trademark registration, as well as negotiated and drafted licensing agreements.
In connection with corporate transactions, he has conducted due diligence concerning the valuation and acquisition of intellectual property rights. In addition, he has nearly a decade of the experience as in-house general counsel, where he oversaw daily business operations as well as managed outside legal counsel, tax consultants, and various other third-party vendors. >
Reeves has also litigated and settled numerous employment disputes involving privacy issues, noncompete and non-solicitation clauses, as well as the misappropriation of trade secrets. On behalf of clients, he has conducted internal investigations concerning alleged workplace misconduct and wrongful termination matters.