McCarter has enhanced its growing Middle Eastern practice in a broad variety of arenas. A group member defended the central figure in the criminal investigation into fraud and corruption in connection with efforts by coalition forces to rebuild Iraq immediately after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Other attorneys focus on Middle Eastern real estate development and construction as well as fund formation and private equity. Acting as counsel to owners and developers, construction managers, general contractors and design professionals, McCarter's work has included such prominent projects as the design and construction of a five star hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Other firm activity in the Middle East includes the representation of owners and developers in the hospitality and retail market, jewelry manufacturers, and companies seeking to acquire US based trust companies.