Craig Stewart, the leader of Jones Day's Issues & Appeals Practice in California, is an appellate and trial court litigator who has orally argued dozens of appeals in federal and state courts, including the United States and California Supreme Courts. His appellate practice covers a wide variety of subject matter areas, including antitrust, employment, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), environmental law, land use, constitutional claims, mass torts, contract disputes, trademark and trade dress, and product liability. His clients in these cases include such major corporations as Apple, AT&T, Chevron, Experian, and Procter & Gamble.
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 consumer class actions alleging false advertising.
Craig's pro bono experience includes representing: victims of domestic violence, a parolee in a successful Ninth Circuit appeal challenging conditions of his parole, a fair housing organization that successfully challenged discriminatory rental practices, and an inmate who obtained a federal court injunction against a restrictive prison mail policy.
- October 9, 2009
U.S. Supreme Court Review & Preview, Jones Day San Francisco Office
- October 21, 2005
Comparative Taking and Regulation of Land, panelist, Hawaii State Bar Association 2005 Annual Meeting
- August 5, 2005
Property Rights and Regulations After the Supreme Court’s 2004 Term, panelist, State and Local Government Law Section American Bar Association 2005 Annual Meeting
- March 9, 2005
Class Action Developments: Settlements and Fee Awards, SBC Legal Conference
- Brigham Young University (J.D. summa cum laude 1986; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Law Review; B.A. magna cum laude 1983)
Member, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America — recognized for appellate practice
Advisory Board, Family Violence Appellate Project
- Law Clerk to Judge Thomas M. Reavley, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1986-1987)