Dennis Stewart
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Dennis Stewart received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross in 1976 and his Juris Doctor with distinction from Hofstra University in 1981, where he was a member of the Law Review. Between 1981 and 1985 he worked for a major San Diego law firm and engaged in general commercial litigation practice. Between 1985 and 1988, Mr. Stewart served as a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. While at the Antitrust Division, Mr. Stewart participated in investigations and trials involving alleged criminal violations of the antitrust and related laws and was lead counsel in the successful prosecution through trial of United States v. Saft America, Inc., No. CD88-99(DRD) (D.N.J.).

Mr. Stewart has served as lead counsel, principal counsel and/or trial counsel in numerous antitrust, consumer, and securities cases. He was lead trial counsel in Knapp v. Ernst & Whinney, 90 F.3d 1431 (9th Cir. 1996), in which a plaintiffs' verdict was returned in a Rule 10b-5 securities fraud class action, and Hall v. NCAA, No. 94-2392-KHV (D. Kan.), in which a plaintiffs' verdict of $30 million was returned in an antitrust class action. He also served as co-lead trial counsel in In re Airline Ticket Commission Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1058, an antitrust class action which settled for $85 million, In re Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation, which settled for $90 million, and in In re Lifescan Consumer Litigation, a consumer class action which settled for $45 million. He has served as co-lead counsel in the Carbon Fiber Antitrust Litigation and in the In re Currency Conversion Litigation, and trial counsel in Schwartz v. Visa. He also played a significant role in prosecuting In re Broadcom Securities Litigation, No. SACV 01-275 (GLT) (MLGx ) (C.D. Cal.), settled for $150 million. He is a member of the California and New York bars and continues to specialize in antitrust, consumer and other complex litigation.