Craig Stewart's practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in connection with investigations by federal and state prosecutors, as well as on representing parties in civil and appellate litigation. He returns to the firm after having served as Chief Counsel to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the third highest-ranking position in that office. In that capacity, he advised the US Attorney, the Deputy US Attorney, and other members of the Executive Staff concerning the most significant legal matters pending in the US Attorney's Office. He also assisted in oversight of the operations of the Office.

Mr. Stewart worked at Arnold & Porter from 1998 until his departure to the US Attorney's Office in 2019. During that time, his practice involved white collar defense, corporate internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, and criminal appeals. Mr. Stewart served for a time as head of the firm's New York Office.

Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Stewart spent 11 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he served in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. During that time, Mr. Stewart tried both civil and criminal cases and argued numerous appeals. As a member of the Criminal Division, Mr. Stewart also conducted and supervised many investigations. He held a number of supervisory positions within the Criminal Division, including Chief Appellate Attorney, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and Chief of the Narcotics Unit. As Chief Appellate Attorney, Mr. Stewart helped to set the legal positions taken by the US Attorney's Office and supervised the drafting and editing of briefs filed by that Office in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Perspectives

Recognition

Chambers USA
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York) (2014-2018)
The Legal 500 US
White Collar Criminal Defense; Antitrust: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts (2013)
Antitrust (2012)
New York Super Lawyers
Criminal Defense: White Collar, Civil Litigation Defense, and Appellate (2009, 2011-2012)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1983
  • MA, Yale University, 1980
  • BA, Yale University, 1980
Admissions
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Government & Military Service
  • Chief Counsel, US Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
  • Assistant US Attorney, Southern District of New York
  • Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, US Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
  • Chief of the Narcotics Unit, US Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Clerkships
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York, The Honorable Constance Baker Motley
Activities
  • Member, New York City Bar Association

  • Member, Federal Bar Council

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