Phillip Carter is a senior corporate attorney with Tableau, a software company, where his work is focused on the company’s public sector business.

Professor Carter has a diverse background in law, policy, and public service. He began his career as an Army officer, serving for more than 9 years, including a combat tour (2005-06) in Iraq as an embedded adviser with the Iraqi police. He later practiced acquisition and procurement law in the private sector, managed a start-up government contractor supporting DoD and other agencies, and served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee policy. Prior to joining Tableau, Professor Carter led a research program at the RAND Corporation focused on personnel issues for the Department of Homeland Security, and before that, led a research program at the Center for a New American Security focused on veterans and military personnel issues. Professor Carter has also served on a number of advisory and governance boards across the veterans and military community, and written extensively on national security and veterans issues.

Professor Carter teaches a course on national security business law, and a practicum on military personnel and veterans policy. He earned a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.