SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Posner Christopher

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O CARA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
4 STAMFORD PLAZA, 107 ELM STREET, 9TH FL

(Street)
STAMFORD CT 06902

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
08/02/2018
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Cara Therapeutics, Inc. [ CARA ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
Remarks:
Exhibit List - Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney No shares beneficially owned.
No securities are beneficially owned.
/s/ Alison Haggerty, Attorney-in-Fact 08/06/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
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POWER OF ATTORNEY
(For Executing Form ID and Forms 3, 4 and 5)

	Know all by these presents that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints
each of Darren DeStefano and Alison Haggerty of Cooley LLP and Derek Chalmers,
Mani Mohindru and Scott Terrillion of Cara Therapeutics, Inc., signing
individually, the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agents to:

	(1)	Prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the undersigned's behalf,
and submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission a Form ID, including
amendments thereto, and any other documents necessary or appropriate to obtain
codes and passwords enabling the undersigned to make electronic filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission of reports required by Section 16(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or any rule or regulation thereunder;

	(2)	Prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the undersigned's behalf,
and submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission Forms 3, 4 and 5 (including
amendments thereto and joint filing agreements in connection therewith) in
accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the
rules thereunder;

	(3)	Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned
 that
may be necessary or desirable to prepare and execute any such Form 3, 4 or 5
(including amendments thereto and joint filing agreements in connection
therewith) and file such forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission and
any stock exchange, self-regulatory association or any other authority; and

	(4)	Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing that, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to,
in the best interest of, or legally required of the undersigned, it being
understood that the documents executed by the attorney-in-fact on behalf of the
undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall
contain such terms and conditions as the attorney-in-fact may approve in the
attorney-in-fact's discretion.

	The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and
authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,
necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers
herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or
could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such
attorney-in- fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be
done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers herein
granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, and
their substitutes, in serving in such capacity at the request of the
undersigned, are not assuming (nor is Cara Therapeutics, Inc. assuming) any of
the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934.

	This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the
undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by Cara
Therapeutics, Inc., unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed
writing delivered to Cara Therapeutics, Inc. and the attorneys-in-fact.  This
Power of Attorney revokes any other power of attorney that the undersigned has
previously granted to representatives of the Cara Therapeutics, Inc. and Cooley
LLP.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of the date written below.

Dated:  July 26, 2018

/s/ Christopher Posner
Christopher Posner