J. David Stewart

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J. David Stewart

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David Stewart is the chair of the firm's Governmental Affairs Practice Group. He is also a member of the Economic Development Practice Group. He regularly represents clients before the executive and legislative branches in Washington, DC, and Montgomery, Alabama and also advises clients on federal and state campaign finance and ethics laws.

Following David’s graduation from Washington and Lee, he worked in Washington, DC, for Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. After leaving Washington to attend the University of Virginia Law School, David returned home to Birmingham to join Bradley Arant Rose & White (now Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) and work with Luther Strange, the current Attorney General of Alabama, in the firm’s Governmental Affairs Practice Group.

David Stewart is the chair of the firm's Governmental Affairs Practice Group. He is also a member of the Economic Development Practice Group. He regularly represents clients before the executive and legislative branches in Washington, DC, and Montgomery, Alabama and also advises clients on federal and state campaign finance and ethics laws.

Following David’s graduation from Washington and Lee, he worked in Washington, DC, for Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. After leaving Washington to attend the University of Virginia Law School, David returned home to Birmingham to join Bradley Arant Rose & White (now Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) and work with Luther Strange, the current Attorney General of Alabama, in the firm’s Governmental Affairs Practice Group.

Being a part of a full-service law firm with a regional and national presence is an important part of David’s practice. Governmental affairs necessarily involves numerous legal and technical disciplines. David routinely draws upon the experience of other professionals in the firm to better serve his clients. BABC’s geographical reach is also an asset to David’s clients, as he is able to involve professionals within the firm who have important knowledge and experience dealing with particular government entities, officials and employees.

David has experience providing a full range of governmental affairs services for his clients. His for profit clients have ranged in size from privately held startups to Fortune 500 companies. He also has extensive experience representing nonprofit entities, particularly municipalities and educational institutions, providing economic development advice and assistance in seeking federal and state appropriations, grants, and other investments.

David’s other primary focus is advising clients regarding federal, state, and local campaign finance and ethics laws. He assists clients with the establishment and administration of political programs, including the formation of political action committees (PACs) and compliance with campaign finance laws. David also advises clients on how to develop effective internal programs to comply with lobbying and gift laws.

Distinctions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Government Relations Practice, 2013-2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, Birmingham Business Journal, 2014
  • Listed in Alabama super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2011

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Business Council of Alabama
  • Birmingham Business Alliance, past chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Washington & Lee University National Alumni Association, Immediate Past President
  • Washington & Lee University Birmingham Alumni Chapter, Board Member and Past President

You May Not Know

David and Kristie are the proud parents of two wonderful girls, Clark (9) and Grace (7). They are members of Canterbury United Methodist Church. In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his family, running and watching Auburn win.