Mike Stewart is an associate in the firm’s Appellate & Supreme Court and Government Controversies practices. His practice focuses on appellate and trial litigation, on representing clients in government investigations and enforcement actions, and on complex internal investigations.
Mr. Stewart has significant experience drafting briefs and advising clients at all stages in the litigation process, including petitions for certiorari and merits briefs at the Supreme Court, briefing before federal and state courts of appeals, and both substantive and procedural motions at the trial level. Mr. Stewart also has a highly active investigations practice spanning a variety of subject matters, including antitrust, civil penalties, and criminal investigations. Mr. Stewart’s experience spans multiple industries, including banking and financial services, media and entertainment, higher education, and telecommunications, among others.
Mr. Stewart has an active pro bono practice involving both appellate and trial litigation. He has represented clients in direct and collateral criminal appeals, and a variety of district-court level litigation, including voting rights, civil rights, and Freedom of Information Act matters. He has also authored a number of amicus briefs at both the Supreme Court and in the lower courts on matters involving both constitutional and statutory criminal law issues and civil rights. Mr. Stewart is an associate trustee of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
Mr. Stewart received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2013. While there, he was a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, a co-President of the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation, a Senior Development Editor of the Stanford Law Review, and a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research & Writing. Mr. Stewart graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.A. in English and Government in 2008.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Stewart served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Diane P. Wood of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Judge Alison J. Nathan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.