Public-interest law firm the Tennessee Justice Center has added Carl Carter, associate general counsel of International Paper, to its board of directors.
Carter joined International Paper in 1993 and is now associate general counsel overseeing the litigation, global supply chain and information technology functions of the company. Before joining Memphis-based IP, he was a federal judicial law clerk to the late Hon. Odell Horton and later worked in the U.S. Department of Justice.
“I have a deep commitment to serving the needs of poor people in our state,” Carter said. “It is morally imperative that we ensure that underserved and underrepresented people receive quality legal services.”
Carter received his bachelor's degree from Morehouse College and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He joins a board that features a number of prominent area attorneys and other business executives.