Cary Rice, a litigation associate, has experience in complex commercial litigation matters. She has handled cases involving antitrust, breach of contract, the RICO Act, and business torts in the financial services and other industries. She has also represented clients in white collar criminal and civil enforcement actions, including overseeing cross-border internal investigations and representing clients’ employees in witness interviews by the United States Department of Justice.

Cary earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, an Article Editor for the Journal of Law and Technology Digest, and a member of the Drama Society. She earned her undergraduate degree, with High Distinction, from the University of Virginia, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and a member of the two-time national champion Mock Trial Team. During law school, Cary served as an intern for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division.

Prior to joining Hangley Aronchick, Cary worked in the litigation and white collar practice groups at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in Washington, D.C.  Before her time at Quinn Emanuel, Cary was a litigation associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington, D.C.

Cary is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of Maryland.

Honors & Awards

Dean’s Scholar Award (2010 and 2011), Harvard Law School

Best Brief Runner-up, National Animal Law Moot Court Competition

Award Methodologies

Teaching & Lecturing

Presenter, “Strategic Considerations When Litigating a Pro Bono Civil Rights Case,” CLE, July 13, 2017


“Four Loko a.k.a. Blackout in a Can: The Federal Regulation of Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages,” Harvard Law School, October 2011

“Responsibility and the ‘Sport of Kings’: Imposing an Affirmative Duty of Care on the Primary Financial Beneficiaries of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industry,” 4 Stan. J. Animal L. & Pol’y 64 (2011)

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