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

Caroline C. Stewart

Caroline C. Stewart

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 energy litigation matters, including breach of contract cases, regulatory matters, and a variety of other disputes in the upstream, midstream and renewable sectors.

To her litigation practice, Caroline brings a background of experience advising energy companies on transactional and regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. 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.

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

Experience Highlights

  • (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


  • 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)