Carmine R. Zarlenga

Mayer Brown
Washington, D.C.

Practice Area: Litigation

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2011
  • 2016
  • 2019
All Star


“Carmine is exceptionally client focused and skilled at knowing my needs.”
“He knows how to make my life easier.”


"To really excel in serving clients at the highest levels, you need to understand their business, their concerns, and their objectives. Those considerations have to be woven into the fabric of your legal analysis and strategy. At every stage, you need to be able to communicate in clear, concise, and persuasive terms to multiple audiences. None of that is easy but it’s essential."

– Carmine R. Zarlenga


Carmine Zarlenga is a seasoned advocate who has handled a wide variety of complex antitrust, commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. During a career of over 25 years, he has appeared in over 50 different state and federal courts across the United States on behalf of some of the largest national and international companies in the world. He is recognized as a Washington DC “Super Lawyer.”

Carmine’s litigation experience ranges from large, complex class actions with claimed damages in excess of $1 billion and attendant publicity to smaller, private disputes. He has handled matters involving antitrust, contract, fraud, business torts, real estate, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, intellectual property and false advertising. In addition, he regularly counsels leading companies on marketing, distribution, pricing and other trade practice matters.

He also has substantial arbitration and mediation experience, and has directly negotiated settlements in numerous litigation and non-litigation matters. In matters requiring litigation, he has examined, cross-examined and defended witnesses including CEOs and CFOs. He has worked with (and against) nationally renowned experts in the fields of economics, finance, marketing, accounting and forensics.

Clients place a high value on Carmine’s strategic insight. He frequently counsels corporate boards and senior corporate management on litigation and non-litigation matters. He takes great pride in finding innovative solutions to the most challenging and varied legal problems.

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