Amy Lee Stewart

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Amy has been engaged in active trial and appellate practice since 1988, following her clerkship with the Honorable G. Thomas Eisele, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Her focus is on complex contract and business competition, antitrust, trade secrets, employee mobility, privacy and class action litigation and counseling clients in structuring business transactions and practices to avoid future conflicts. She regularly practices in state and federal courts in Arkansas and around the country.  She takes pride in learning the needs and idiosyncrasies of her clients and their businesses, and with those interests in mind, developing cost-effective strategies that result in positive outcomes.

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Amy has been engaged in active trial and appellate practice since 1988, following her clerkship with the Honorable G. Thomas Eisele, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Her focus is on complex contract and business competition, antitrust, trade secrets, employee mobility, privacy and class action litigation and counseling clients in structuring business transactions and practices to avoid future conflicts. She regularly practices in state and federal courts in Arkansas and around the country.  She takes pride in learning the needs and idiosyncrasies of her clients and their businesses, and with those interests in mind, developing cost-effective strategies that result in positive outcomes.

Experience

  • Numerous successful prosecutions and defenses for publicly-held high-tech company of claims of breaches of covenants not-to-compete and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Arkansas counsel for a variety of national manufacturing companies and financial institutions in Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and products liability class actions
  • Effective conflicts counsel for national and international manufacturing clients in defense of antitrust class actions
  • Defense of publicly-held company in individual and class-action Fair Credit Reporting Act and privacy claims, successfully resolved by summary judgment and negotiation
  • Lead counsel in defense of distributor termination litigation for two national beverage manufacturers
  • Training and counseling high-tech, manufacturing, and agricultural clients in privacy, antitrust, competition, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act best practices

Honors

BTI Client All-Star – 3 Year MVP

Chambers USA Leading Lawyers in Litigation: General Commercial, 2008-2015

Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Corporate Counsel edition, 2006-2015

Mid-South Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers in the Mid-South, 2011-2015

Mid-South Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers in Arkansas, 2008-2015

Martindale Hubbell AV Rating

Who’s Who In American Law

Arkansas Business “40 Under 40”

Affiliations

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) – CIPP/US certification, Privacy Bar

UALR Bowen School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Pre-trial Advocacy, 2001-2015

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Model Jury Instructions-Civil, 2005-2011

Arkansas Commission for Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Initiative, Governor’s appointee, 2007-2012

Henry Woods American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench (Executive Committee 2008-2013, President, 2012-13)

Lex Mundi College of Mediators

Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class XIII

Bar Associations : American, Arkansas (House of Delegates, 2002-2005, Jurisprudence and Law Reform Committee), and Pulaski County

Education

New York University, Juris Doctor

Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts

 

Admissions

Arkansas

Massachusetts

Georgia

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals