Alfred D. Carry

Alfred Carry is a litigation attorney in Dickinson Wright’s Washington D.C. office, where he defends individual and institutional clients in high-stakes litigation and investigations. He provides counsel on private-company internal investigations, congressional and federal grand jury testimony, and highly publicized prosecutions initiated by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other enforcement agencies. Alfred has also represented clients in internationally prominent cases, including those under the Foreign Agent Registrations Act (FARA) and related criminal statutes. Notably, he gained widespread attention for his role as lead co-counsel representing Russian national Maria Butina.

In his complex civil litigation practice, Alfred has defended clients in a variety of cases, including breach of contract disputes, construction defect cases, defamation actions, and allegations of fraud. He is experienced in handling qui tam claims under the False Claims Act (FCA), consumer class action claims, and federal securities law violations.

Alfred’s approach to his work is driven by an inveterate curiosity, which enhances his writing, research, and analytical skills. He views cases and research as puzzles to be solved and strives to be the most knowledgeable person on each case, whether at the trial or appellate level, especially when dealing with novel or complex issues. By distilling intricate issues into clear, rational, and relatable structures, Alfred practices law in an exceptionally efficient and reliable manner. His effectiveness is reflected in the successful outcomes he achieves both in and out of the courtroom.

Education & Credentials


Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

J.D., 2010

University of Virginia

B.A., Foreign Affairs, 2005

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia


  • Best Lawyers
    • “Ones to Watch,” Construction Law and Real Estate Law, 2021
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
    • “Rising Stars,” Business Litigation, 2020-2021

Prominent Assignments

  • Briefed and argued various appeals, including one precedent-setting case concerning the right to a jury trial before the D.C. Court of Appeals. Bado v. U.S., 186 A.3d 1243 (D.C. 2018) (en banc).
  • Represented clients and witnesses in several high-profile congressional investigations, including before the United States House Committee on Oversight and Reform, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, House Select committee on the January 6th Attack on the Capitol, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Represented cryptocurrency founders facing federal government investigations under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) or Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws.
  • Won acquittals or dismissals in over a handful of criminal cases involving misdemeanor or felony charges that ranged from public-safety, street crimes to serious sex offenses with long-lasting consequences.
  • Defended dozens of clients in various types of enforcement actions or prosecutions commenced by the Department of Justice or U.S. Attorney’s Offices, or state prosecutor offices.
  • Successfully defended a national financial institution in qui tam claims under the False Claims Act, and won dismissals on behalf of financial services companies in cases involving various federal or state consumer claims.
  • Successfully defended a general contractor in complex construction defects litigation.

Professional Involvement

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Rising for Justice (formerly LSIC)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
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