Beth Stewart’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and government investigations. Beth has had several trials and appellate arguments in both federal and state courts.
Her recent work includes the representation of a Fortune 10 financial institution in complex litigation relating to the residential mortgage crisis, a matter that went to trial. For that same institution she has litigated a variety of other matters including an anti-trust matter, employment matters, and other complex litigation.
Recent client matters also include representation of a technology company in complex civil litigation involving the preparation of multiple bellwether cases for trial.
Beth’s first major criminal trial was as a member of the team representing United States Senator Ted Stevens, who was indicted on ethics charges fewer than 100 days before he was to stand for re-election. Senator Stevens was ultimately exonerated after it was established that the prosecutors had intentionally withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense. The American Lawyer has described the firm’s work on the case as “one of the best criminal defense performances in memory, resulting in a heightened scrutiny of prosecutors that will affect the Justice Department for years to come.”
Benchmark Litigation selected Beth to their 2023 and 2024 “Future Stars” lists.
Beth was raised in Columbus, Georgia. She received a B.A. from Harvard College, after which she spent two years as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company in New York. She graduated from Harvard Law School after serving as an editor on the Harvard Law Review. Prior to joining Williams & Connolly, she served as Special Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justices Roberts and Alito.