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

Caroline C. Stewart

Caroline C. Stewart
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Caroline C. Stewart

Caroline is a trial lawyer representing clients on a wide variety of disputes. Her practice focuses on litigation in the energy, infrastructure and technology sectors, and has included disputes involving trade secrets, patent ownership, construction contracts, fraud, and regulatory matters.

To her litigation practice, Caroline brings a background of experience advising energy companies on transactional and regulatory matters. Caroline now assists clients in both the prosecution and defense of claims before administrative bodies, state and federal courts, and domestic and international arbitral panels. She also advises clients on various cybersecurity issues, including governance, incident response, and data breach notifications.

The following is a list of representative matters in which Caroline has assisted.

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)