Michael Carvin served as lead counsel of Friedrichs v. CTA. Mr. Carvin is a partner at Jones Day. Carvin is a founding board member of CIR and has worked closely with CIR on several important cases over the last twenty years, including two major victories: the successful 1997 legal defense of California’s Prop. 209 (Coalition v. Wilson) and Reno v. Bossier Parish, a Supreme Court victory in 2000 that limited the Justice Department’s ability to manipulate minority voting districts.
Carvin has a long list of Supreme Court victories. He has won victories invalidating Sarbanes-Oxley’s accounting board; preventing the Justice Department from obtaining monetary relief against the tobacco industry under RICO; and overturning the federal government’s plan to statistically adjust the census.