Maureen M. Stewart

Senior Counsel

Overview

Maureen Stewart is a senior counsel and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Maureen’s practice primarily focuses on malicious insider cases. She handles and advises on high-profile and highly confidential cases in this area for clients across a variety of industries, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, entertainment and technology, economic consulting, and immigration. Maureen has extensive experience handling malicious insider matters ranging from employee fraud, embezzlement, and misappropriation to breaches of non-solicitation, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements. Maureen has successfully recovered significant assets, including monetary, intellectual property, and other non-monetary assets, for clients in these cases. She also has managed sensitive, high-profile, and large-scale workplace investigations arising out of the #MeToo movement.

Her experience includes both managing internal investigations and litigations in federal and state court and confidential arbitrations. She also has presented to, and advised clients regarding interactions with, multiple state and federal government agencies. Maureen has significant experience advising clients in all facets of crisis management situations, including media strategy and advising clients regarding potential risks of investigations and balancing those risks against pending and/or potential litigation or government disclosures. Her work in this area includes advising corporations on their policies and practices related to malicious insiders, such as effective internal controls.

Maureen’s practice also includes high-stakes complex commercial disputes and other litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She is an experienced brief writer. Maureen has significant arbitration experience. She was an integral team member for an eleven-day arbitration, during which she conducted a cross examination of one of the defendants, and which ultimately resulted in a favorable settlement. She has successfully argued and briefed discovery motions.

Prior to Foley, Maureen was a senior associate at Gibson Dunn in its Washington, D.C. office. After law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Representative Matters*

  • Nike, Inc. v. Dekovic, et. al., 2014 WL 12663761 (Or. 2014). Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of Nike in misappropriation of trade secret, breach of contract, and business tort litigation involving adidas and three former Nike footwear designers. Ultimately secured a confidential settlement following favorable discovery rulings.*
  • Deluxe Creative Services v. Picture Shop, et. al. Represented Deluxe Creative Services, a television post-production agency and subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes, in an arbitration and parallel lawsuit against several high-level former executives and their new corporate enterprise arising from an extensive campaign of unlawful employee solicitation and trade secret misappropriation. Ultimately secured a favorable settlement on behalf of Deluxe.*
  • Wynn Resorts. Conducted high-profile workplace investigation into allegations against founder and former Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, Stephen A. Wynn, on behalf of a Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts, Ltd.*

*Certain of these matters were handled prior to joining Foley

Education

  • Harvard University (J. D. cum laude 2013)
    • President, Abigail Adams Society
    • Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • Vanderbilt University, Mathematics and Economics (B.A. summa cum laude 2010)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Missouri Bar