Judge Carter was appointed in August of 2010. He served as a judge for both the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals and SSA before transferring to the NLRB. Before becoming a judge, he worked as: an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia; a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice; an appellate attorney for the EEOC; and as a law clerk to Judge Diane Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He received his B.A. degree, with distinction, from Stanford University (class of 1992), and his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago (class of 1996), where he wrote for the law review.