E. StewartCrosland


Washington + 1.202.879.3951

Stewart Crosland counsels clients on all aspects of law related to the political process and elections. He advises candidates, political committees, corporations, trade associations, nonprofits, and donors on a variety of regulatory and political law issues, including federal and state campaign finance and election administration laws, communications law, ethics and gift rules, pay-to-play laws, labor and employment, and criminal and congressional investigations. Stewart also has experience in commercial litigation and has represented clients in complex litigation and appeals in federal court.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Stewart served as senior counsel at the Republican National Committee (RNC) during the 2016 election cycle. During this time he advised the national party committee, as well as state and local parties, on campaign finance and other election law issues; reviewed digital, mail, and telephone fundraising and advocacy communications; and gained substantial experience administering and ensuring compliance of joint fundraising committees. Stewart also drafted comments to rulemakings and other filings to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and was responsible for managing RNC litigation matters.

In addition, Stewart served as counsel to two chairmen of 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.


  • National political campaign obtains appellate stay of discovery in TCPA litigationJones Day represented a national political campaign in obtaining an emergency stay of discovery pending appeal in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit.
  • State and national political party committees defend election statute in Pennsylvania Supreme CourtJones Day represented state and national political party committees that intervened to defend a Pennsylvania election administration statute.
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