David O. Stewart

David Stewart joined Ropes & Gray as a partner in 1989 to begin a litigation group in the Washington, D.C. office. He was a partner with the firm until 2005 and is now counsel to Ropes & Gray.

His experience in complex litigation includes appellate and Supreme Court litigation, antitrust and commercial disputes, white-collar criminal defense work, health care law, and a variety of challenges to government regulation and enforcement.

David has served as principal counsel in federal jury trials, state court trials, administrative proceedings, numerous appeals, and the impeachment trial of Judge Walter L. Nixon, Jr. before the United States Senate. David argued before the Supreme Court in Ludwig v. Variable Annuity Life Insurance, 115 S. Ct. 810 (1995), concerning the power of national banks to sell annuities, and also argued for the petitioner in United States v. Nixon, 506 U.S. 224 (1993).

David lectures to professional groups on topics including antitrust, gaming law, health care law, money laundering, cable television litigation, and white-collar criminal issues.

David is the author of The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution (2007), Impeached: President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy (2009) and American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America (2011).

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and 2) Appellate & Supreme Court
Law School Yale Law School (J.D. 1978)
Education Yale University (B.A.,973)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of District of Columbia
Most recent firm Ropes & Gray LLP
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