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Caroline C. Stewart
Caroline C. Stewart
Senior Associate — Commercial & Business Litigation
Senior Associate — Commercial & Business Litigation

Caroline C. Stewart

Caroline C. Stewart
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Caroline C. Stewart

Experience Highlights

  • (Sup. Ct., Cal.) Obtained complete dismissal on jurisdictional grounds of tort lawsuit involving 63 plaintiffs suing for personal injury claims

  • (Tex. App. – 1st Ct. Appeals) Representing client in litigation and appeal regarding Texas Citizens Participation Act

  • Advised client on dispute involving insurance coverage, UCC Article 2, and the international sale of goods

  • (AAA Arbitration) – Representing exploration and production company in breach of contract dispute surrounding exploration and drilling operations in Asia-Pacific region

  • (S.D. Tex.) – Secured dismissal of non-signatory to arbitration agreement in federal district court, forcing the claimant to dismiss arbitration against client

  • (Tex. 171st) – Representing exploration and production company in prosecuting trade secret dispute in Texas state court

  • (D.C. Cir.) – Assisted in representing pipeline company before the D.C. Circuit in challenge by environmental group

  • (Allegheny County, PA) – Representing upstream operator in defending and prosecuting breach of contract claims related to drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale

  • (FERC) – Defended midstream company against claims under the Natural Gas Act in dispute before the FERC

  • (Immigration Court) – representing client in immigration court to obtain asylum and human trafficking visa

  • Advised pipeline companies on application of various provisions of the Natural Gas Act and helped prepare companies for rate case litigation before the FERC

  • Assisted in advising The Carlyle Group L.P. on midstream regulatory issues in its definitive agreement to fund the development of EOG’s oil and gas assets in Ellis County, Oklahoma

  • Advised companies in the investigation of suspected unauthorized access to its internal network

  • Advising various organizations that suffered a data breach on legal issues related to incident response and legal notifications, including notifications under HIPAA and FERPA

  • Advised organizations on cybersecurity investigations and data privacy reporting requirements under state, federal, and international laws

Credentials

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 2015 (Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board; President of Native American Law Student Association; Extramural Moot Court Team; 2015 Salzburg Cutler Fellow in International Law)
  • Texas Tech University, B.A. summa cum laude, 2012 (Varsity Volleyball)
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable James Browning, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2015-2016
  • Member: American Bar Association; Energy Bar Association
  • Texas
  • Spanish (moderate)
  • “Defences to Enforcement of an Arbitral Award in the USA Under the New York Convention,” Lexis PSLArbitration, December 2017 (co-author)
  • “Enforcing a New York Convention Award in the USA,” Lexis PSLArbitration, December 2017 (co-author)
  • “How Blockchain Could Change The Energy Industry,” Law360, November 21, 2017 (author)