Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner J. David Stewart, chair of the firm's Governmental Affairs Practice Group, has been named by Birmingham Business Journal as one of its 2014 Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes talented up-and-comers in the Birmingham business community.
“We are proud of David’s professional achievements and successes and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “Through his practice and leadership at the firm as well as his civic involvements, David’s contributions and his impact on Alabama during his relatively young career have been significant.”
This year’s 40 Under 40 honorees, who represent the program’s 30th annual winners’ class, are profiled in a special issue of the Birmingham Business Journal and will be honored at a Feb. 27 event at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel.
Mr. Stewart has focused on matters involving energy, environment, transportation and infrastructure, international trade, health care, appropriations, civic justice reform, immigration, manufacturing, homeland security, and economic development. He has represented for-profit clients ranging from privately held start-ups to Fortune 500 companies as well as nonprofit entities, particularly municipalities and educational institutions seeking federal and state appropriations, grants, and other investments. As part of this representation and as a member of the firm’s Economic Development Practice Group, Mr. Stewart also provides economic development advice to clients.
Mr. Stewart’s other primary focus is advising clients regarding federal, state, and local campaign finance and ethics laws. He has served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Governmental Affairs Subcommittee that is developing an online compendium of lobbying and gift laws. He also is a past chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (now the Birmingham Business Alliance).
Mr. Stewart earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and has a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Washington and Lee University. He currently serves as president of the Washington and Lee National Alumni Association and has served as president of the Birmingham Alumni Association Chapter for Washington and Lee.