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Winstol D. “Winn” Carter

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Winn Carter, a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience handling challenging, high-stakes corporate lawsuits, is a partner in the commercial litigation practice at Morgan Lewis. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict, and litigated thousands of business disputes. As lead trial counsel he represents clients in a range of industries—energy, aviation, life science, telecommunications, and technology—in commercial disputes, patent litigation, environmental lawsuits, trade secret disputes, shareholder issues, air carrier disasters, and product liability matters. For more information, view Winn’s  bio at


Winn is board certified in civil trial law and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is the former chair of the ABA’s aviation committee and former vice chair of its intellectual property committee.


Southern Methodist University, 1976, B.B.A.; Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1979, J.D.

United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas

Within: Energy litigation: oil and gas

International arbitration, construction-related litigation, regulatory litigation and enforcement proceedings are some key areas of activity for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's energy litigation practice. Recent highlights include a team led by Jim Dragna (Los Angeles) and Bryan Killian  (DC) acting for Anadarko Petroleum in six climate change lawsuits brought by municipalities and cities in California; the cases are currently on appeal at the Ninth Circuit. Elsewhere, Pittsburgh-based John Gisleson and others are representing Noble Energy in a statewide class action arising from the allegation that the client underpaid natural gas royalties to certain royalty owners, who are claiming millions of dollars in damages. Brad Fagg (DC), Michelle Pector (Houston) and Winstol Carter (Houston) are some key contacts. A number of internal promotions and additions have reinforced the team; of particular note is the arrival of Kenneth Polite in the Philadelphia office, who was former vice president and chief compliance officer at Entergy.

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