Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner J. David Stewart, chair of the firm's Governmental Affairs Practice Group, has been elected president of the Washington and Lee University Alumni Association.
Mr. Stewart will serve as president during the fourth year of his current four-year term as a member of the association’s Alumni Board of Directors, which is made up of 24 volunteer leaders from throughout the country. Mr. Stewart also will serve an additional year on the board as immediate past president.
“We congratulate David on this election, which recognizes his hard work and achievements,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “As a firm, we value the commitment that David and many of our attorneys make to their communities as well as the legal profession.”
In his governmental affairs practice, Mr. Stewart represents clients before the executive and legislative branches in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery, Alabama. His for-profit clients range in size from privately held start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In his advocacy practice, Mr. Stewart’s representation focuses on energy, environment, transportation and infrastructure, international trade, health care, appropriations, civic justice reform, immigration, manufacturing, homeland security, and economic development issues.
Mr. Stewart has extensive experience representing nonprofit entities—particularly municipalities and educational institutions—seeking federal and state appropriations, grants, and other investments. Additionally, he advises clients on federal and state campaign finance and ethics laws and is co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Governmental Affairs Subcommittee, which is developing an online compendium of lobbying and gift laws. Mr. Stewart also is a member of the firm’s Economic Development Practice Group.
Mr. Stewart has a B.S., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.