C. Evan Stewart Esq.

Cohen & Gresser LLP

C. Evan Stewart is a Partner at Cohen & Gresser LLP and a member of the firm's Litigation and Arbitration and White Collar Defense groups. Mr. Stewart's practice principally focuses on the financial services industry, handling litigation matters for domestic and international clients. 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 served 12 years as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for The Nikko Securities Co. International Inc., as well 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 be responsible for, among other things, overseeing and litigating all of the disputes arising out of the company’s Private Wealth Management Division.

Mr. Stewart is also 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 regularly speaks across the country on securities, professional responsibility, and complex litigation issues.

He earned his B.A. and J.D. from Cornell University.

He is a co-author of the Bloomberg BNA Securities Practice Portfolio Series No. 289, FINRA Arbitration and Enforcement: A Legal and Practical Guide.