“I welcome the opportunity to calm, comfort, and counsel clients in often complicated legal situations that imperil their professional livelihood.”
Cary is a partner in the firm’s white collar criminal enforcement and commercial litigation practices. Cary represents corporate executives, financial professionals, lawyers, accountants, law enforcement officers, and individuals in a wide range of criminal and enforcement proceedings. Cary understands that clients who have been arrested or indicted, or served with subpoenas or search warrants contend with a host of uncertainties.
Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Cary served as the Deputy Independent Counsel for the independent counsel investigation of then-Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt. Cary is also a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
Reflecting extensive trial experience both as a prosecutor and as a private attorney, Cary’s practice includes representing clients in investigations, grand juries, civil litigation, discovery, and trial. For instance, he has represented health centers in Office of the Inspector General false and fraudulent claims cases and other criminal investigations. Cary also represents individuals in divorce matters that involve complex commercial litigation issues or potential criminal issues.
Cary received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his J.D., Cum Laude, from the George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and a number of other federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Cary has written or contributed to a number of publications and is frequent speaker in the areas of criminal and trial practice. Recently, Cary was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Away from his practice, Cary is actively involved in his 1100 member synagogue and the Jewish National Fund.
Cary’s attention to detail, his balanced approach, and his ability to achieve favorable results has earned him the respect not only of clients, but opposing counsel as well. Recognizing the past cannot be changed, Cary advises clients on making the best decisions to minimize the consequences and impact of their prior actions.
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Faculty Member, White Collar Crime, American Bar Association National Institute, 2002
- Faculty Member, Trial Skills Series, D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education
- District of Columbia, Assistant U.S. Attorney
- Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt, Deputy Independent Counsel
- U.S. Attorney’s Association for the District of Columbia, General Counsel (1995 – 1996)