Craig E. Stewart

Craig E. Stewart
Firm: Jones Day
Address: 555 California Street
26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 875-5714
Fax: (415) 875-5700
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Lawyer Profile:

Craig Stewart focuses on appellate litigation and on legal strategy and complex motions in trial court litigation. He has represented clients in dozens of appeals in federal and state courts and has orally argued in the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court. His appellate practice covers a wide variety of subject matter areas, including antitrust, employment, ERISA, environmental law, land use, constitutional claims, privacy, mass torts, contract disputes, and product liability.

In the trial court, his practice focuses on complex business litigation, primarily antitrust and unfair business practice claims. He has litigated motions to dismiss, class certification and summary judgment motions, and other significant motions in major litigation. His recent experience includes defending price-fixing and monopolization cases under state and federal laws, defending unfair business practice claims under California's Bus. & Prof. Code  17200, and defending class actions alleging violations of wage and hour laws.

Craig's pro bono experience includes representing a client seeking asylum in the United States, representing on appeal a First Amendment media coalition that successfully challenged a restriction on public viewing of executions, representing a fair housing organization that successfully challenged discriminatory rental practices, and representing an inmate who obtained a federal court injunction against a restrictive prison mail policy.

Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
Issues & Appeals
Antitrust & Competition Law
Privacy & Data Security
Appellate Advocacy in the U.S. Supreme Court
Appellate Litigation in Other Federal & State Courts
Antitrust Litigation
Trial Litigation in Federal & State Courts
Africa Practice
Antitrust Civil Investigations & Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah, 1986
Honors: summa cum laude
Honors: Order of the Coif
Law Review: Law Review, Executive Editor

Brigham Young University, 1963
Honors: magna cum laude

Published Works:
The Supreme Court's Decision in Kelo v. City of New London: A Landmark Development Regarding the Governmental Power of Eminent Domain, 2005

Representative Cases:
9th Circuit affirms prisoners' rights to mail printed from the Internet
Albertson's defends California AG antitrust litigation related to labor union negotiations
Big Creek Lumber pursues preemption challenge to local ordinances that regulate timber harvesting
Chevron and Unocal successfully resolve antitrust class actions regarding reformulated gasoline
Chevron files amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court case involving joint venture "loyalty rules"
Chevron obtains defense victory in highly publicized Nigerian human rights case (2009)
Chevron prevails in California gasoline antitrust litigation
Chevron prevails in U.S. Supreme Court antitrust case involving joint venture pricing (2006)
Chevron victorious in challenge to Hawaii statute capping rent collected from lessee gas stations as Takings Clause violation
Chevron wins appeal affirming denial of class certification in a mass accident tort case
Experian wins appeal of California antitrust action filed by consumer credit report resellers (2009)
Pacific Bell challenges California Department of Transportation "compensation" requirement for phone companies seeking access to public rights-of-way
Pacific Bell defends class action suit for alleged misleading advertising of cost for voicemail product
Pacific Bell defends federal antitrust class action suit alleging refusal-to-deal liability related to DSL service
Parker Hannifin settles during appeal claims filed in wake of SilkAir crash (2009)
SBC California defends antitrust litigation involving DSL and other services
Standard Insurance successfully appeals dismissal of complaint to preserve its preferred federal forum
Past Employment Positions:
Judge Thomas M. Reavley, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1986 - 1987

West Practice Categories:
Antitrust, Business & Commercial, Litigation & Appeals

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