Cohen & Gresser LLP
January 2014
C&G Further Expands Financial Litigation Practice with Addition of Top Securities Litigator


Cohen & Gresser is pleased to announce that C Evan Stewart has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Stewart is a leading complex commercial litigator, who has tried scores of cases and arbitrations throughout the country and abroad. He has also handled numerous federal and state appeals, proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and matters before the U.S. Supreme Court. Significant trial victories include a criminal proceeding initiated by N.Y. Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, as well as a 2013 federal court triumph over the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.   


"Evan is one of the finest securities litigators in the country, and is a leading authority on professional responsibility and legal ethics. We are very lucky to have him," notes Lawrence T Gresser, the firm's Managing Partner.


Mr. Stewart also has substantial in-house counsel experience, having served twelve years as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for The Nikko Securities Co. International Inc. and, before that, as First Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Head of Litigation at E.F. Hutton & Company Inc.


Mr. Stewart is a visiting professor at Cornell University and an adjunct law professor at Fordham Law School. He is a contributing columnist for the New York Law Journal and a prolific author, publishing more than 200 articles on diverse legal subjects. He is also a frequent commentator for the national media and a regular speaker on securities, professional responsibility, and complex litigation issues.


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Founded in 2002, Cohen & Gresser LLP has been recognized in Chambers USA, Legal 500, and Benchmark Litigation and was named to The National Law Journal's 2013 "Midsize Hot List." The firm has offices in New York and Seoul and has grown to over fifty-five lawyers in four practice groups: Litigation and Arbitration, Intellectual Property and Technology, White Collar Defense, and Corporate. The firm's attorneys are graduates of the nation's best law schools and have exceptional credentials, and its clients include Fortune 500 companies and major financial institutions throughout the world.


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