Stewart Crosland counsels clients on all aspects of law related to the political process and elections, with particular focus on challenging campaign finance issues and high-stakes regulatory enforcement, congressional investigations, and other governmental oversight matters. Stewart has represented numerous corporate and political clients — including officeholders, former cabinet officers, political campaigns, and the national Republican political party committees — through congressional oversight investigations, Department of Justice (DOJ) inquiries, and enforcement actions at the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Stewart also has years of experience counseling presidential and Senate campaigns, Super PACs (political action committees), and party committees in federal and state court litigation and on their vast compliance needs, including federal and state election laws; ethics and pay-to-play rules; advertising, sweepstakes, and promotions laws; and telecommunications regulations, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
During the 2016 election cycle, Stewart served as senior counsel at the Republican National Committee (RNC), where he had day-to-day responsibility for ensuring the party's compliance with campaign finance rules and other election laws; reviewed digital, mail, and telephone fundraising and advocacy communications; and gained substantial experience administering and ensuring compliance of presidential joint fundraising committees. Stewart also drafted responses to enforcement complaints, comments to rulemakings, and other filings to the FEC and was responsible for managing RNC litigation matters.
Stewart previously served as counsel to two chairmen of the FEC, where he provided legal counsel on their administration and enforcement of the Federal Election Campaign Act and FEC regulations, gaining firsthand understanding of the agency's enforcement, advisory opinion, rulemaking, and audit processes.
- Washington and Lee University (J.D. summa cum laude 2010; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Washington & Lee Law Review); University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. in Management and History magna cum laude 2005; Captain, Men's Varsity Lacrosse Team)
- District of Columbia and New York
- Counsel, Federal Election Commission: Office of Chairman Matthew S. Petersen (2015-2016) and Office of Chairman Lee E. Goodman (2014)
- Law Clerk to Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (2010-2011)