Mr. Stewart’s practice principally focuses on the financial services industry, handling litigation matters for domestic and international clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, in arbitration forums, as well as before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He advises clients on a range of complex commercial matters, including antitrust, bankruptcy, class action defense, ethics, intellectual property, internal investigations, securities litigation, and tax controversies.

Mr. Stewart was featured by the New York Law Journal in the “Top Trials of 2005” for his successful representation of Theodore Sihpol, the first person in U.S. history to be criminally charged for “late trading” mutual funds.  More recently, Mr. Stewart successfully represented Gary Prince against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  In May of 2013, after a three week bench trial in federal court, the judge dismissed all six charges of securities fraud against Mr. Prince.

With substantial experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Stewart served twelve years as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for The Nikko Securities Co. International Inc., as well as a director of Nikko Financial Services Inc.  Additionally, Mr. Stewart served as First Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Head of Litigation at E.F. Hutton & Company Inc.  Since 2003, Mr. Stewart has been tasked by Goldman, Sachs & Co. to be responsible for, among other things, overseeing and litigating all of the disputes arising out of the company’s Private Wealth Management Division.

Mr. Stewart has been recognized by Legal 500 since 2015, Super Lawyers since 2009, and has also been hailed as a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.  He is also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in its securities litigation category. In 2016, Mr. Stewart received the Stanford D. Levy Award from the New York State Bar Association’s Ethics Committee for having “significantly contributed to an understanding of professional ethics by the publication of an article, commentary or a series of articles or commentaries on the subject”. In 2008, he received the Modaq Content Award for writing the most popular article in the United States.  Since 1980, Mr. Stewart has been AV(R) Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Stewart is a visiting professor at Cornell University and an adjunct law professor at Fordham Law School.  He is a contributing columnist for the New York Law Journal, New York Business Law Journal, and the Federal Bar Council Quarterly, and has published approximately 300 articles on a variety of legal subjects; he is also frequently featured in the national media and regularly speaks across the country on securities, professional responsibility, and complex litigation issues.

Mr. Stewart’s practice principally focuses on the financial services industry, handling litigation matters for domestic and international clients before federal and state trial and…

Education

Cornell University Law School (J.D. 1977); Cornell University (B.A., cum laude, 1974); Westminster School, (cum laude, 1970)

Bar Admissions

New York State; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of International Trade; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits; District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Activities and Affiliations

Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Member, Economic Club of New York

Visiting Professor, Cornell University

Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School

Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School (2001 – 2008)

Member, Pace Law School Investor Rights Project Advisory Board

Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Mediator, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Advisory Panel, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Chair, Practising Law Institute Programs

Columnist, New York Law Journal

Dyson Society of Fellows, Pace University (2007)

Advisory Board, BNA’s Class Action Litigation Report

Advisory Board, New York Business Law Journal

Contributing Editor, The Encyclopedia of Venture Capital

Board of Editors, Federal Bar Council Quarterly

Member, New York State Bar Association, (Committee on Professional Responsibility)

Board of Directors, Humanities New York

Board of Trustees, American University in Bulgaria

Former Special Assistant District Attorney, New York City

Former Chair, Federal Regulation Committee, Securities Industry Association

Former Member, Securities Regulation, Professional Responsibility, Corporate Law Department, Asian Affairs, Uniform Laws & Young Lawyers Committees, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Former Trustee, Federal Bar Council, Westminster School, America Historical Association, Young Women’s Christian Association of the U.S.A., YMCA Camping Services

Board of Directors and Secretary, Cape Arundel Golf Club

Board of Directors and Secretary, Arundel Beach Club

Cornell University (Board of Trustees; Chair, University Council; Advisory Councils, Cornell Law School, Johnson Museum of Art, University Library, and College of Arts & Sciences)

Representative Matters

In 2013, Mr. Stewart dealt the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a resounding loss with his successful representation of Gary Prince, a former corporate executive who was charged with six independent fraud claims under the federal securities laws.  Mr. Stewart led the defense of Mr. Prince throughout a seven-year process of in-depth investigations, which culminated in a three-week bench trial in federal district court.  At trial, Mr. Stewart argued that, contrary to the SEC’s claims, Mr. Prince acted in good faith, and on the basis of repeated legal advice.  On May 2, 2013, the Hon. Gladys Kessler found in Mr. Prince’s favor, rejecting each of the SEC’s fraud claims.  In doing so, Judge Kessler found that there was no conspiracy, no investor harm, and no material misrepresentations.  She also found that a national law firm had been actively engaged in all the issues that the SEC charged as fraudulent and had consistently opined that  Mr. Prince and his employer were in full compliance with the federal securities laws (see 2013 WL 1831841 (D.D.C. May 2, 2013)).

Mr. Stewart successfully represented Theodore Sihpol, who was criminally prosecuted by the New York Attorney General for allegedly “late trading” mutual funds.  After a seven-week trial in 2005, Mr. Sihpol was acquitted by the jury on 29 felony counts.  He also represented Mr. Sihpol in the parallel SEC enforcement proceeding, as well as in civil proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and the Delaware Chancery Court.

Mr. Stewart successfully represented the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations with respect to the investigation into the Iraq Oil for Food Program.

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We are pleased to announce that 33 of our New York and Washington D.C.-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also selected C&G co-founder Mark S Cohen and partners Jonathan S Abernethy and Daniel H Tabak to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg to its list of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.
Mark S Cohen, Jason Brown, C Evan Stewart, and Thomas E Bezanson were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America's 2020 New York listings. Mark and Jason were recognized for white collar criminal defense; Evan for securities litigation; and Tom for commercial litigation and product liability litigation defense.

Legal 500 has once again recognized Cohen & Gresser in its United States guide. The firm is recognized for its excellence in the following categories:

  • Corporate Investigations/White Collar
  • Corporate Investigations/White Collar – Advice to Individuals
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • Securities Litigation Defense

Legal 500 notes that C&G has “impressive cross border capabilities and is often retained by clients in multijurisdictional disputes” and that our disputes team members are “true litigators, focused, and thoughtful - no stone is left unturned.”

C Evan Stewart has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the American University in Bulgaria, the first American-style, English language, liberal arts educational institution in Eastern Europe.

C Evan Stewart is quoted in a Reuters article regarding compensation limits for Wells Fargo’s new CEO, noting that the pay package is sure to be “very carefully scrutinized.”

C Evan Stewart is quoted in The New York Times regarding how federal regulators will be changing their annual stress tests. He notes that the changes take into account how "time-consuming and resource-oriented" these processes are.

C Evan Stewart is quoted in The New York Times regarding a dispute over $50 million in deferred compensation for a high-profile investment banker.

We are pleased to announce that thirty of our New York and Washington, D.C.-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also selected C&G co-founders Mark S Cohen and Lawrence T Gresser to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partners Karen H Bromberg and Alexandra Wald as two of its top 50 women lawyers in New York. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in the U.S. receive this honor.

Partner C Evan Stewart is quoted in The New York Times regarding the SEC’s decision to rehear cases as a result of a Supreme Court decision. 

Legal 500 has once again recognized Cohen & Gresser in its United States guide. The firm is recognized for its achievements in the following categories:

  • Corporate Investigations/White Collar – Advice to Corporates
  • Corporate Investigations/White Collar – Advice to Individuals
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • Securities Litigation Defense

Legal 500 notes that C&G has “an excellent group of sophisticated lawyers” and "has the ability to explain complex structures in plain English.” Nine C&G partners were individually recognized in the guide.

C Evan Stewart is quoted in the The New York Times regarding the Federal Reserve's penalties on Wells Fargo. 

Twenty-eight of our New York and Washington D.C.-based Cohen & Gresser attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also named C&G co-founding partner Mark S Cohen to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partners Karen H Bromberg and Alexandra Wald to its top 50 women lawyers in New York list. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in the U.S. receive this honor.

Humanities New York elected C Evan Stewart to its Board of Directors. The organization partners with the National Endowment for the Humanities and is the sole statewide proponent of public access to the humanities through grants, programs, partnerships, trainings, and other special initiatives.

C Evan Stewart helped underwrite the reconstruction of Hughes Hall at Cornell Law School with a gift to the facilities. In honor of this generosity, the new Seminar Room in Hughes Hall has been named in honor of Mr. Stewart's father, Charles Thorp Stewart.  

Chambers USA and Legal 500's United States guides have recognized Cohen & Gresser and a number of the firm's lawyers for outstanding achievements during the past year in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, Patents, and Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense.

The New York State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics honered C Evan Stewart with the Sanford D Levy Award. Mr. Stewart is only the second practitioner to receive this honor in its thirty-three-year history.
Twenty-two of our New York and Washington, D.C.-based attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also named C&G co-founding partners Mark S Cohen and Lawrence T Gresser to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg to both its list of top 50 women lawyers and top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.
Legal 500 has recognized Cohen & Gresser for its achievements in securities litigation and white collar criminal defense in its recently released 2016 U.S. guide. The guide notes C&G's "outstanding" white collar defense group and its "seasoned securities professionals who are smart, aggressive, and yet user-friendly."
On March 16th, 2016, Cohen & Gresser partner C. Evan Stewart was awarded the Sanford D. Levy award by the New York State Bar Association. Since 1981, this award has recognized individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of legal ethics through editorial efforts in legal publications and review journals. Read more   .
We are pleased to announce that twenty-two of our New York-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in New York receive this honor.

The Legal 500 United States ranked Cohen & Gresser for its achievements in securities litigation in its recently released 2015 guide.  The guide notes Cohen & Gresser’s “extraordinary team of attorneys, who present cases in the best and most efficient manner practicable.”  Partners Mark S. Cohen, Lawrence T Gresser, S Gale Dick, C Evan Stewart, and Daniel H Tabak were also noted as “impressive” attorneys in this field.  The Legal 500 offers nationwide rankings by reviewing the strengths and strategies of law firms across the country.  Founded in 1987, Legalease, publisher of the Legal 500 directories, is a leader in the provision of legal market information, offering authoritative and in-depth analysis and commentary across a broad portfolio of publications, spanning directories, magazines, journals, textbooks, and online. The Legal 500 U.S. 2015 Guide offers nationwide rankings by reviewing the strengths and strategies of law firms across the country. 

C Evan Stewart recently led a panel discussing attorney-client privilege in the context of internal investigations, which was covered in Boomberg BNA's Corporate Counsel Weekly

On Wednesday January 21st, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission slapped Standard & Poor’s with a one-year suspension from rating certain mortgage-backed securities as part of a $77 million settlement over alleged fraudulent misconduct in past ratings. Here, C&G Partner C Evan Stewart weighs in on why the settlement is significant.

Cohen & Gresser has been ranked as a "Recommended" New York law firm in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation.   In addition to the firm’s ranking, partners Mark S Cohen, Lawrence T Gresser, C Evan Stewart, and Karen H Bromberg were all individually recognized by the publication.  Benchmark Litigation is a leading guide to top litigation firms and attorneys in the United States and bases its rankings on extensive face-to-face interviews around the country over a six-month period with the nation's leading private practice attorneys and in-house counsel. 

In a surprise gift to his wife, C&G partner and Cornell Alumn C Evan Stewart made possible the Patricia M Stewart Gallery for Ancient Art at Cornell University's Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art. 

C&G partner, C Evan Stewart, weighs in on the rights of whistleblowers in relation to the Vanguard case.  

C Evan Stewart weighs in on how combining two U.S. real estate website giants will impact competition in the online real estate advertising market. 

C&G partner, C Evan Stewart, spoke to Reuters as news broke about federal prosecutors building a criminal fraud case based on whether GM's statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw were misleading. 

The Legal 500 United States ranked Cohen & Gresser for its achievements in securities litigation in its recently released 2014 guide. Legal 500 noted that the firm is "young and nimble," naming Mark S Cohen as the leader of a team of "experienced lawyers who work at a more palatable price than competing firms."  Lawrence T Gresser and Daniel H Tabak are also recommended in light of their successful dismissal of a short swing profits case for Goldman Sachs, and C Evan Stewart was highlighted in the report as an "incredible trial lawyer with big case experience."

Top New York litigators weigh in on the Second Circuit's SEC - Citigroup ruling. C&G partner C Evan Stewart was among those quoted. 

Law360 speaks to C&G partner Evan Stewart about the Second Circuit's reversal of Judge Rakoff's rejection of the SEC's settlement with Citigroup Inc. 

Every summer in New York City, C Evan Stewart directs Cornell's six-week summer prelaw program, which combines a four-credit course, an internship, and an opportunity to explore the law and culture of the city. In this video, Mr. Stewart discusses the challenging aspects as well as the benefits of this intense program.

Former portfolio manager Mathew Martoma of SAC Capital Advisors was recently found guilty of engaging in what's been dubbed as 'the most lucrative insider trading scheme in U.S. history'.  C. Evan Stewart weighs in on how Martoma's eventual cooperation with authorities came way too late in the game.

C&G Further Expands Financial Litigation Practice with Addition of Top Securities Litigator C Evan Stewart.

 

C Evan Stewart's partnership at Cohen & Gresser has been covered in the following publications:

 

New York Law Journal, January 7, 2014.

The Deal, January 7th, 2014.

C. Evan Stewart explores the Sarbanes-Oxley protocols and states' ethical standards in his latest column for the NY Business Law Journal.

C Evan Stewart examines the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the Gold Clause cases of the 1930s in his latest Legal History column for the Federal Bar Council Quarterly.

Partner C Evan Stewart explores the ethical and legal questions that have challenged attorney-client privilege throughout the years.

Reprinted with permission from: NY Business Law Journal, Winter 2018, Vol. 22, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.

Partner C Evan Stewart examines Lorenzo v. S.E.C. in his latest article for the New York Law Journal.

C Evan Stewart examines the legal questions around Chappaquiddick in his latest Legal History column for the Federal Bar Council Quarterly. 

In his latest article for the NY Business Law Journal, partner C Evan Stewart explores attorney work product doctrine. 

This article appeared in NY Business Law Journal, Summer 2018, Vol. 22, No. 1, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207.

In the latest edition of the Federal Bar Council Quarterly, C Evan Stewart explores William Rehnquist's rise to Chief Justice. 

C Evan Stewart explores Buck v. Bell in his latest for the Federal Bar Council Quarterly. 

Part two in C Evan Stewart's discussion of the ethical rules governing English lawyers in reference to why they are not allowed to prepare witnesses for their upcoming experience in the courtroom.

C&G partner C Evan Stewart discusses the impact of Buckley v. Valeo on campaign finance in his latest article for the Federal Bar Council Quarterly

C&G partner C Evan Stewart examines how an 1879 Connecticut law influenced a number of consequential Supreme Court decisions. 

C&G partner C Evan Stewart explores the contentious battle over the seat of Justice Henry Baldwin. 

The status of ex-employees vis-a-vis the corporate attorney-client privilege is misunderstood by many lawyers and judges. As set forth in Mr. Stewart's article, there are, in fact, four different approaches to this issue at present. Can they all be right? 

Mr. Stewart's article delves into complications surrounding inadvertent disclosure and previous answers to some of the most pressing questions posed by this vexing subject matter. 

Herewith is the fourth installment of terrible Supreme Court jurisprudence, as explored and explained by Mr. Stewart. 

Courts, unfortunately, often err when ruling on matters relating to the attorney-client privilege. As set forth in Mr. Stewart's article, the New York Court of Appeals recently stepped in it when it addressed the "common interest" privilege in Ambac Assurance Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans

Herewith is the third installment of terrible Supreme Court jurisprudence, as explored and explained by Mr. Stewart. 

The ethical rule on what lawyers are supposed to do when they come into possession of materials inadvertently delivered by an opposing party purports to be crystal clear. Unfortunately, it is not. As set forth in Mr Stewart's article, lawyers need to be very careful when dealing with the subject. 

The Supreme Court's infallibility takes another hit in Mr. Stewart's latest article for the Federal Bar Council Quarterly, where he recounts the sorry decision in which the Court expressly affirmed racial segregation.

Perhaps many lawyers believe that the U.S. Supreme Court does not always get it right. But in his most recent article for the Federal Bar Council Quarterly, Mr. Stewart makes out the case for the worst Supreme Court decision, ever!   

For 26 years the author has been writing about the eroding status of the attorney-client privilege and the fact that litigating privilege issues can be a very tricky business. Unfortunately, as this article makes clear, two recent (and wrongly-decided) decisions of the D.C. Circuit—in the same litigation—make these regrettable states of affairs all too true.

Would the course of American History have been different if Lyndon Johnson had been told the truth about the Cuban Missile Crisis? In his most recent article for the Federal Bar Council Quarterly, Mr. Stewart explores this little known episode and its consequences for our country's involvement in the Big Muddy (i.e., Vietnam). 

Lawyers who represent public companies are faced with a problem about which most are clueless. In a number of states (including New York), lawyers’ confidentiality obligations are at odds with the requirements mandated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Is there a way out of this conundrum? Mr. Stewart attempts to get to the bottom of this matter in his latest article in the New York Law Journal.

Buying a pig In a poke is never a good idea. In this article, Mr. Stewart warns about two situations where this maxim applies. The first concerns making threats of criminal or regulatory action to gain an advantage in civil litigation; lawyers who believe there is a simple straightforward answer to deal with such a situation will be surprised. The second concerns attempts to restrict a lawyer's future conduct through the settlement of a matter; again, those who believe that there is a consensus view on this subject are in for a surprise.

Clement Vallandingham is a figure lost to history. Known to but a handful of American Historians, Vallandingham was a pivotal figure in the country’s political life up to and including the Civil War era. He also was a party in one of the Supreme Court’s Civil War jurisprudence. And finally, readers will be interested in the manner in which he concluded his career as a lawyer.

A prominent law firm is retained by a corporation to defend a sexual/employment discrimination claim. The law firm then contacts employees with first-hand knowledge of the facts. Assuring these individuals that it sees no conflict of interest, the law firm offers to represent them at the corporation's expense, which the individuals agree to. Plaintiff's counsel discovers this multi-representation arrangement and moves to disqualify the law firm for purported ethical violations. Could the law firm's actions possibly violate the "non-solicitation" rule? Read this article to find out. 

Many lawyers and judges misunderstand and misapply the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. In his most recent New York Law Journal column, Mr. Stewart applauds the recent decision of Judge Moskowitz , in which she correctly ruled that the common interest privilege applies irrespective of the anticipation of litigation.   

Little remembered today (except perhaps for a famous picture of Harry Truman holding up a 1948 newspaper headline), Thomas E. Dewey was one of the most important and prominent public figures of the 20th century. Mr. Stewart’s article focuses on Dewey’s legal career before he became Governor of New York State and almost President of the United States. As detailed in the article, Dewey’s work in the 1930s to fight corruption and illegality was unprecedented, and the young legal careers he mentored was equally impressive.

For almost 25 years the author has been writing about the eroding status of the attorney-client privilege. Practitioners, legal academics, and judges (with a few notable exceptions) seem either not to understand the privilege, or believe that the purposes it serves are overstated or not important. One recent case--which purports to strengthen the privilege--further documents this disheartening state of affairs.

In a further analysis of Judge Rakoff’s multi-year attempts to discourage the SEC from seeking federal courts to put their imprimatur on regulatory settlements, Mr. Stewart questions whether the Second Circuit’s opinion was truly a “loss” for Judge Rakoff; indeed, it would appear that the Judge may well achieve what he wanted in the first place.

Published by Bloomberg BNA, the treatise covers all aspects of the FINRA arbitration process, including prehearing matters, motion practice, hearings, and awards, and also provides a detailed guide to FINRA investigations and enforcement actions. 

Conflicts of interest is an ethical area that poses many challenges for practicing lawyers. These challenges are particularly acute for lawyers who practice in transnational and international law firms. The authors address one of the most prickly of them in the foregoing article.

Judge Jed Rakoff’s skirmishes with the SEC over the approval of settlements reached a head earlier this year when the Second Circuit vacated one of the Judge’s orders rejecting a Citigroup/SEC settlement. The Judge on August 5, 2014 reluctantly complied with the higher court’s ruling. C. Evan Stewart discusses the dynamics of these judicial decisions and what was really at issue.

C Evan Stewart discusses the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and how the trial of Anthony Burns led to the Civil War.

C Evan Stewart discusses the ethics of providing witnesses with a written script with answers to questions they will be asked during their testimony. 

This article focuses on the infamous and tragic MacDonald family murders (the subject of a best-selling book, Fatal Vision), the conviction of the husband/father for the crimes, and the import of Federal Rule of Evidence 804 (b)(3) on MacDonald’s conviction.

In this article, Stewart reviews the rules and regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to govern attorney conduct in response to congress’s passing the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation in 2002, and juxtaposes those rules and regulations with conflicting ethical standards enacted by the states. He then, based upon a recent decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, predicts the likely outcome of preemption litigation that will one day ensue as a result of the conflict. 

Because of the whistleblower provisions of federal statutes such as Dodd-Frank, recent case law, and various articles written on this subject, there has been a fair amount of disinformation as to whether lawyers are free to rat on their clients and then also profit thereby. This article explores related concepts with intentions of determining what is right.

This article is focused around Mr. Rifkind's famous client, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and the turmoil over her attempts to scuttle the publication of The Death of a President, authorized by William Manchester. 

Mr. Stewart examines the evolving state of advance conflicts of interest waivers in the context of two recent court decisions.

A discussion of the ethical rules governing English lawyers in reference to why they are not allowed to prepare witnesses for their upcoming experience in the courtroom.

A discussion on Simon Rifkind and his role as a 'giant' in the legal profession during the 20th century.

A concise and informative review of Jonathan E Macey's book, "The Death of Corporate Reputation", which discusses the idea of recapturing our ethical standards while maintaining our economic standard of living.

A discussion about uniformed objectivity amongst the judges of the Second Circuit.

A discussion on United States v. Aldman and its implications on the attorney work product doctrine, specificaly in the context of confidentiality.

Given the steady erosion in attorney-client privilege, Stewart writes that it has been disheartening to see a New York court recently reach out and imitate the courts of Ohio.
 

C. Evan Stewart pays homage to Emory Buckner, the man who helped to create and sustain the Dewey firm and a lawyer to whom many famous lawyers owe their careers.
 

Examining the tales of Judge Kaplan and the Department of Justice and Judge Rakoff and the SEC.

The story of Myron Taylor, ex-Chairman and CEO of United States Steel Corporation, was appointed by Roosevelt in 1938 to help alleviate the deepening crisis of Jewish refugees attempting to flee the persecution of Hitler's Nazi regime.

Discussing the widespread legal implications of the Rivera decision.

In the very recent past, some prominent lawyers have gotten important body parts singed by their miscues on such matters. Perhaps a review of some of these episodes will help the rest of us avoid such problems in the future.

Considering traditional antitrust principles, it is hard to conceive the government losing this case.

Mr. Stewart talks about how the SEC has suffered serious blows when it was forced to be an advocate in the federal courts.

Delving into the speech Lincoln made in New York City which many agree was the catalyst to his political career and ultimate presidency.

While much of the media has focused on the use of wiretapping in the successful criminal case brought against Raj Rajaratnam by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan, that is not the really “big show”. Rather, the main event is the prosecutorial scrutiny now being brought to bear on the fact that the hedge fund world has so heavily bought into the so-called “expert networks” in order to prosper.
 

As inexcusable as Patton’s behavior seems today, in the crucible of a life and death struggle is there a different way to consider Patton’s behavior? Interestingly, in Eisenhower’s eyes the answer seems to have been “yes.”

Consider this article as the flagging of the potholes that lie in the legal highway for New York lawyers going forward, as we practice law beyond the geographic boundaries of New York State.

A look back at Seward's actions during the Civil War and their resonating impact on modern justice.

Mr. Stewart opines on the growing consensus that class actions are not always the best means by which to resolve complex litigation.

Offering insight to multinational corporations in terms of navigating within, among, and between the different policies and agendas of antitrust regimes around the world.

This article examines and revels the American diplomacy displayed by two very predominent lawyers.

C Evan Stewart will discuss "Human Nature and Securities Disputes" at an upcoming New York State Bar Association webcast, titled "Securities Arbitration 2020: Deep Dive."

C Evan Stewart presented on “Ethical and Professional Responsibility Traps Waiting for Corporate Counsel” at a Lawline CLE event.

Partner C Evan Stewart participated on a panel addressing the different perspectives and special considerations for securities litigations and arbitrations at the Practising Law Institute’s “Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action or Arbitration” program.
Partner C Evan Stewart chaired and participated in the Practising Law Institute’s 2019 Ethics for Commercial Litigators program. He addressed the latest and most complex legal ethics developments, and reviewed the relevant case law arising out of commercial litigation.

C Evan Stewart will present on Lawline’s “Ethically Conducting an Internal Investigation” webinar on December 19, 2018. 

C&G partner C Evan Stewart will chair the "Ethics in Banking and Financial Services" CLE seminar. 

C Evan Stewart will speak at PLI's Delaware Law Developments 2018 in its Ethics segment. 

C Evan Stewart will participate in Clear Law Insitute's "Professional Responsibility Traps Waiting For Financial Services Counsel" webinar on May 23, 2018.

C&G Partner C Evan Stewart will speak at the New York City Bar Association November 28, 2017 Legal History Meeting on the continuing history of substantive due process. 

During this program, hosted by the Practising Law Institute, C Evan Stewart and other expert faculty will review and provide practical guidance on current ethical issues faced by attorneys in banking and financial services.

Practising Law Institute: "Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial" 

Mr. Stewart speaks at the Village of Westbury's annual Law Day. 

This program guides participants through issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. The expert panel consists of leading practitioners, government officials, and judges, providing updates on the latest best practices and case law.

Mr. Stewart addressed FBC Second Circuit Committee members about the U.S. Supreme Court's Korematsu decision. 

C Evan Stewart will speak on the topic of American Political Memorabilia at Cornell University in New York City. 

C Evan Stewart will speak on the topic of American Political Memorabilia at Cornell University in Washington, D.C. 

During this program, hosted by the Practising Law Institute, C Evan Stewart and other expert faculty will review and provide practical guidance on current ethical issues faced by attorneys in banking and financial services.

Evan Stewart will be on this panel for commercial litigators, covering new developments in confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, and the attorney work-product doctrine, exposure to civil liability, and a bevy of other issues s surrounding ethics for commercial litigators.

This program will explore hot topics facing attorneys and will provide guidance on how to maintain an ethical practice in accordance with accepted professional responsibility standard.  It will be presented from the perspectives of both a litigator and a corporate counsel.

 

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During this program, hosted by the Practising Law Institute, C Evan Stewart and other expert faculty will review and provide practical guidance on current ethical issues faced by attorneys in banking and financial services. Please click here to register

This program guides participants through issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. The expert panel consists of leading practitioners, government officials, and judges, providing updates on the latest best practices and case law.

 

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C&G’s Evan Stewart will be on this panel for commercial litigators, covering new developments in confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, and the attorney work-product doctrine, exposure to civil liability, and a bevy of other issues s surrounding ethics for commercial litigators.

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The faculty presenting this program will cover all aspects of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration process, including prehearing matters, motion practice, hearings, and awards, and will also provide a detailed guide to FINRA investigations and enforcement actions. Leveraging outcomes from recent cases and investigations, the aim of this presentation is to arm participants with the tools and knowledge needed to effectively litigate for their clients who may find themselves as parties in these types of proceedings.

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Discussion topics include: the intersection of banking and brokerage regulation, broker-dealer enforcement, compliance, professional responsibilities, regulated entities in civil litigation, and the FCPA.  

The panel will address best practices for corporate counsel assisting boards of directors in fulfilling their corporate governance responsibilities, including the various ethical issues that may arise in evaluating an acquisition, conducting an internal investigation or other situations.

 Drawing prominent commercial litigators, this panel addresses ethical issues including new developments in confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, and the attorney work-product doctrine. Additional topics cover conflicts, e-discovery, no-contact rules, and whistle-blower remedies.

The current ethical environment facing lawyers is one of the most challenging in our history. The traps waiting to catch lawyers are numerous and, in most cases, they are hidden below the surface. This session addresses the following subjects: conflicting client obligations of confidentiality; whistleblower rights for lawyers; multi-jurisdictional traps for the unwary; liability issues for lawyers; multiple representation issues; the dangers of documents; and, international practice issues.