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C. Evan Stewart

C. Evan Stewart

Cohen & Gresser LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Stewart’s practice focuses principally on the financial services industry, where he handles litigation matters for domestic and international clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, in arbitration forums, as well as before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and the U.S. Supreme Court. He advises clients on a range of complex commercial matters, including antitrust, bankruptcy, class action defense, ethics, intellectual property, internal investigations, securities litigation, and tax controversies.

Mr. Stewart was featured by the New York Law Journal in the “Top Trials of 2005” for his successful representation of Theodore Sihpol, the first person in U.S. history to be criminally charged for “late trading” mutual funds. More recently, Mr. Stewart successfully represented Gary Prince against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In May of 2013, after a three week bench trial in federal court, the judge dismissed all six charges of securities fraud against Mr. Prince.

Mr. Stewart previously served twelve years as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for The Nikko Securities Co. International Inc., and as a director of Nikko Financial Services Inc. Additionally, Mr. Stewart served as First Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Head of Litigation at E.F. Hutton & Company Inc. Since 2003, Mr. Stewart has been tasked by Goldman, Sachs & Co. to, among other things, oversee and litigate all of the disputes arising out of the company’s Private Wealth Management Division.

Recognized as a Super Lawyer for Securities Litigation since 2009, Mr. Stewart has also been hailed as a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation since 2010. In 2016, Mr. Stewart received the Stanford D Levy Award from the New York State Bar Association's Ethics Committee for having "significantly contributed to an understanding of professional ethics by the publication of an article, commentary or a series of articles or commentaries on the subject." In 2008, he received the Modaq Content Award for writing the most popular article in the United States. Since 1980, Mr. Stewart has been AV(R) Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Stewart is a visiting professor at Cornell University and an adjunct law professor at Fordham Law School. He has been a regularly contributing columnist for the New York Law Journal since 1990 and has published over 300 articles on diverse legal subjects. He is also frequently featured in the national media and regularly speaks across the country on securities, professional responsibility, and complex litigation issues.
C. Evan Stewart is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Delaware’s “take” on Key Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers - Delaware’s “take” on Key Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers , Monday, July 24, 2017
Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018 - Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018, Friday, February 23, 2018
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues - Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues , Monday, March 26, 2018
Ethical Issues in Complex Securities Litigation - Ethical Issues in Complex Securities Litigation, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Delaware’s “take” on Key Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers - Delaware’s “take” on Key Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018 - Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018 - Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018, Friday, February 23, 2018
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues - Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Ethical Issues in Complex Securities Litigation - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Delaware’s “take” on Key Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018 - Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018, Friday, February 23, 2018
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues - Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues , Monday, March 26, 2018
Ethical Issues in Complex Securities Litigation - Ethical Issues in Complex Securities Litigation, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Delaware’s “take” on Key Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers - Delaware’s “take” on Key Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018, Friday, March 02, 2018, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2018, Friday, March 30, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, New York, NY
Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 31, 2018, New York, NY
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018
Ethics in Context: August 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Lawyers and the Border Patrol: The Challenges of Multi-Jurisdictional Practice (Summer 2011) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
A Tale of Two Judges (Summer 2012) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
The New York Court of Appeals Takes the Wrong Fork in the Road on the Common Interest Privilege (Winter 2016) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
“Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered: Keeping Lawyers Out of the Slaughterhouse” (Summer 2015) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Good Golly Miss Molly!: The Attorney Work Product Doctrine Takes Another Hit (Winter 2012) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Squaring the Circle: Can Bad Legal Precedent Just Be Wished Away? (Winter 2014) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
C. Evan Stewart, Daniel H. Tabak and Jonathan H. Hofer, Of Mice, Men, Migratory Lawyers, and Multijurisdictional Practice (September 10, 2014) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Caveat Corporate Litigator: The First Circuit Sets Back the Attorney Work Product Doctrine (Summer 2010) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Navigating State-Based Ethics Rules and Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements (September 21, 2015) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Ohio Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple (September 7, 2012) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Summer 2013) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Exes and the Attorney-Client Privilege (Summer 2017) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
“Here’s Johnny!”: Camacing the Future of the SEC’s Preemption Overreach (April 28, 2014) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Thus Spake Zarathustra (And Other Cautionary Tales for Lawyers) (Winter 2010) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
“Positively 4th Street”: Lawyers and the “Scripting” of Witnesses (Summer 2014) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Attorney-Client Privilege: Misunderestimated or Misunderstood (October 20, 2014) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
The Legal Profession and Conflicts: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough? (Fall 2007) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
In-House Counsel as Whistleblower: A Rat Without a Remedy? (August 21, 2008) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
The End of Conflicts of Interest?: Courts Warm Up to Advance Waivers (Winter 2013) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
The Fork in the Road: The SEC and Preemption (May 10, 2017) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers? (Summer 2016) - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018
Lawyers and the Border Patrol: The Challenges of Multi-Jurisdictional Practice - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Mad Dogs and Englishman - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Thus Spake Zarathustra (and other Cautionary Tales for Lawyers) - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Part Deux - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered: Keeping Lawyers Out of the Slaughterhouse - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Navigating State-Based Ethics Rules and Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
“Positively 4th Street”: Lawyers and the “Scripting” of Witnesses - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
The Fork in the Road: The SEC and Preemption - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Of Mice, Men, Migratory Lawyers, and Multijurisdictional Practice - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Attorney-Client Privilege: Misunderestimated or Misunderstood? - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
A Tale of Two Judges - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers? - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
In-House Counsel as Whistleblower: a Rat Without a Remedy? - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
The Legal Profession and Conflicts: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough? - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Ohio Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
The End of Conflicts of Interest?: Courts Warm Up to Advance Waivers - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Exes and the Attorney-Client Privilege - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
‘Here’s Johnny!’: Carnacing the Future of the SEC’s Preemption Overreach - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Caveat Corporate Litigator: The First Circuit Sets Back the Attorney Work Product Doctrine - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Good Golly Miss Molly!: The Attorney Work Product Doctrine Takes Another Hit - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Caveat Corporate Litigator: The First Circuit Sets Back the Attorney Work Product Doctrine - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Exes and the Attorney-Client Privilege - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers? - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Good Golly Miss Molly!: The Attorney Work Product Doctrine Takes Another Hit - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
In-House Counsel as Whistleblower: A Rat Without a Remedy? - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Navigating State-Based Ethics Rules and Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Attorney-Client Privilege: Misunderestimated or Misunderstood? - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
A Tale of Two Judges - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Lawyers and the Border Patrol: The Challenges of Multi-Jurisdictional Practice - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered: Keeping Lawyers Out of the Slaughterhouse - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Thus Spake Zarathustra (and other Cautionary Tales for Lawyers) - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Of Mice, Men, Migratory Lawyers, and Multijurisdictional Practice - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Legal Profession and Conflicts: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough? - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018
The New York Court of Appeals Takes the Wrong Fork in the Road on the Common Interest Privilege (Winter 2016) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The End of Conflicts of Interest?: Courts Warm Up to Advance Waivers (Fall 2015) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Mom (as Always) was Right: Don’t Talk to Strangers - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Legal Profession and Conflicts: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough? (Fall 2007) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
In-House Counsel as Whistleblower: A Rat Without a Remedy? (August 21, 2008) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Of Mice, Men, Migratory Lawyers, and Multijurisdictional Practice (September 10, 2014) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Lawyers and the Border Patrol: The Challenges of Multi-Jurisdictional Practice (Summer 2011) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Navigating State-Based Ethics Rules and Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements (September 21, 2015) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
“Here’s Johnny!”: Carnacing the Future of the SEC’s Preemption Overreach (April 28, 2014) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Attorney-Client Privilege: Misunderestimated or Misunderstood? (October 20, 2014) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
“Positively 4th Street”: Lawyers and the “Scripting” of Witnesses (Summer 2014) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
“Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered: Keeping Lawyers Out of the Slaughterhouse” (Summer 2015) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Ohio Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple (September 7, 2012) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Part Deux (Winter 2017) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Squaring the Circle: Can Bad Legal Precedent Just Be Wished Away? (Winter 2014) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Fork in the Road: The SEC and Preemption (May 10, 2017) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
A Tale of Two Judges (Summer 2012) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Thus Spake Zarathustra (and Other Cautionary Tales for Lawyers) (Winter 2010) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
‘Exes’ and the Attorney-Client Privilege (Summer 2017) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Summer 2013) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers? (Summer 2016) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Good Golly Miss Molly!: The Attorney Work Product Doctrine Takes Another Hit (Winter 2012) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Caveat Corporate Litigator: The First Circuit Sets Back the Attorney Work Product Doctrine (Summer 2010) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues - Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues , Monday, March 26, 2018
Ethical Issues in Complex Securities Litigation - Ethical Issues in Complex Securities Litigation, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Delaware’s “take” on Key Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers - Delaware’s “take” on Key Ethical Issues Facing Lawyers, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018 - Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2019, Thursday, February 21, 2019, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2019, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, New York, NY
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2019, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2019, Thursday, February 21, 2019, New York, NY
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2019, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, New York, NY
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2019, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2019, Thursday, February 21, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2019, Thursday, February 21, 2019, Nashville, TN
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2019, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Nashville, TN
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2019, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Columbus, OH
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