Carter M. Mann

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2156 |

Areas of Practice

Carter Mann has led clients through a variety of complex business disputes, including employment, construction, real estate and business tort litigation. He is a seasoned trial lawyer who has tried numerous cases to verdict before juries in federal court and in the state courts in Oregon and Washington.

Carter also regularly assists clients with employment-related management counseling and litigation defense.

Tenacity is what sets Carter apart from the pack.

Professional Experience

  • Foster Pepper LLP/Roberts Kaplan LLP
    • Partner (2001-2010)
    • Associate (1995-2000)
  • Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn
    • Associate, Labor and Employment Group (New York office, 1993-1995)
  • IBM Corp., In-house Counsel (1991-1993)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Washington


  • State University of New York at Buffalo (J.D., cum laude, 1991)
    • Buffalo Law Review, Member
  • Colgate University (B.A., 1984)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Senior Living and Long Term Care Client Team


  • “Gold Dealer is Indicted,” The Oregonian, Quoted (August 26, 2011)
  • “Irate Investors File Suits Against U.S. Gold,” Portland Business Journal, Quoted (March 18, 2011)
  • Carter is a frequent contributor and author for the Portland Business Journal’s labor and employment Q&A column titled “Ask the Legal Professionals.”
  • “Employment News In Brief,” Foster Pepper & Shefelman PLLC Employment News (December 1996)
  • “Accommodating Employees’ Religious Practices,” Foster Pepper & Shefelman PLLC Employment News (June 1996)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Common Mistakes That Cost You Money: A Lawyer’s Perspective,” American Council of Engineering Companies Washington & Oregon Fall Conference, Co-presenter (September 15, 2017)
  • “Are They Really Independent Contractors? Enforcement Trends and ‘Best Practices’ to Avoid the Wrath of the IRS and BOLI,” Lane Powell’s 30th Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, Portland (April 2, 2013)
  • “Employment Law Update,” Lane Powell’s 28th Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, Portland (April 21, 2011)

Awards and Honors

  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2018)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Oregon State Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Employment Law Section
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
    • Chair, Court Liaison Committee (2002-2003)