David M. Stuart is a partner in Cravath’s Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice group, in the Litigation Department. He focuses on government and internal investigations and matters related to regulatory enforcement litigation and compliance, including financial reporting and disclosure, improper payments, insider trading, market manipulation, whistleblower claims and corporate governance.
Mr. Stuart served for six years in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. SEC and almost three years as Senior Counsel of Investigations and Regulatory Affairs for General Electric Company. At Cravath, Mr. Stuart has led several internal investigations and represented clients in situations involving the multiple complex elements of accounting irregularities and financial restatements, foreign corruption, insider trading and shareholder demands. He has also conducted comprehensive reviews of corporate compliance programs and advised organizations on implementation of best practices in regulatory compliance.
Mr. Stuart received his B.A. in 1990 from Wesleyan University and his J.D. in 1995 from New York University School of Law.