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Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1999

Emory University School of Law, 2014 Young Alumni Award

Marietta College, Philosophy, 1996

Bar Memberships

  • West Virginia

Carte P. Goodwin

T 304.348.2422
F 304.345.0115
United Bank, 500 Virginia Street, East
Suite 1100
Charleston, West Virginia 25301-3207

Why Carte Works in Government Relations

“In today’s complex legal and regulatory environment, government relations work is often a natural outgrowth of the litigation, regulatory, and transactional needs of my clients. Drawing on my public-sector experience, I can offer insight to clients looking to navigate the administrative, regulatory, and legislative processes here in West Virginia. I can also assist clients with government relations opportunities, including procurement needs, administrative and professional licensing proceedings, and legislative challenges.”

Carte's Record of Success

Joining CivicPoint in November 2016, Carte brought a wealth of public service experience to the firm, including serving as counsel to then-Governor Joe Manchin, working alongside Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to improve West Virginia’s judicial system, and briefly representing West Virginia in the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the passing of the Senate’s longest serving member, Robert C. Byrd. Since 2012, Carte has served on the U.S. – China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressionally-appointed commission that reports annually to Congress on the national security implications of the trade and economic relationship between the United States and China.

How Carte Makes Connections

  • United States Senate, Washington, D.C., appointed to U.S. Senate in 2010 representing the State of West Virginia to fill vacancy created by the passing of Senator Robert C. Byrd
  • Co-chair, Economic Development Committee, Governor-elect Jim Justice Transition Team
  • Commissioner, United States – China Economic and Security Review Commission, Washington, D.C., 2011 – Present
  • General Counsel, Honorable Joseph A. Manchin III, Governor, State of West Virginia
  • Chairman, West Virginia School Building Authority
  • Chairman, West Virginia Independent Commission for Judicial Reform, chaired along with Honorary Co-chair Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a commission charged with studying the need for systematic judicial reforms in West Virginia
  • Distributions Committee, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, 2014 – present
  • TIME Magazine, “40 Under 40,” 2010