Pamela B. Stuart
Pamela B. Stuart serves as attorney in charge of Simon & Partners' Washington D.C. office. Ms. Stuart has practiced in the District of Columbia for over thirty years. Her primary areas of practice are civil and criminal litigation, international law, corporate governance, trusts and estates (including probate administration), employment law, intellectual property, real estate, medical malpractice and director and officer liability insurance issues.
Ms. Stuart's Washington practice includes congressional investigations. In that capacity, she served as an attorney for Senator Robert Packwood before the Senate Ethics committee in 1994-95. She successfully represented one of the major accounting firms, a drug company, a trade association and corporations in investigations before various committees of both the Senate and House of Representatives. In her regulatory and white collar criminal defense practice, Ms. Stuart assists clients in disputes with the Government and in directing internal corporate investigations. She represents clients in pre-indictment and grand jury investigations, and, when necessary, at trial and sentencing. She recently represented a Congressional candidate in a Federal Elections Commission investigation.
In her intellectual property practice, Ms. Stuart has assisted clients in satellite broadcasting and in cable television matters involving the Digital Millenium Copyright as well as cable theft issues. She has represented authors in book contract negotiations with publishers. In her employment law practice she has handled cases involving sexual harassment, disability discrimination (both physical and mental) and physician credentialing matters. She has also handled medical malpractice cases including birth trauma and failure to diagnose breast cancer.
Ms. Stuart's international practice includes extradition matters and diplomatic immunity cases. She is an associate member of the Consular Corps of Washington D.C., a group that serves consuls from all of the Embassies in Washington. She also has an active trusts and estates and real estate practice. She has served as a member of the Executive council of the Real Property, probate and trust Law section of the Florida Bar since 1998.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Stuart served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia where she conducted over fifty jury trials. Ms. Stuart also served with the Office of International Affairs of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. There, she handled high profile international extradition cases on behalf of both the U.S. and foreign governments, mutual legal assistance treaty matters and international prisoner transfer and diplomatic immunity cases. She personally handled internationally significant cases from Canada, Argentina, Columbia, Italy, Israel, Brazil and Costa Rica. In one notable case, she represented the Government of Argentina in the extradition of Jose Lopez Rega, the private secretary to both Juan and Isabel Peron who was accused of murdering six of his political opponents.
Ms. Stuart serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, as a founding member and Master of the Bench of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, and on the Legal Affairs Committee of the Cosmos Club. She is also a member of the Washington Foreign Law Society and was chair of the International Criminal Law Committee of the Criminal Justice Section for the American Bar Association. She serves on the board of directors of the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation, the Anacostia Holding Company and the God Hope Marketplace Inc. Ms. Stuart has been named one of Washington's "Best Lawyers" by Washingtonian Magazine. She has appeared as a television commentator for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS News and NBC's Today Show as well as for programs in Canada, Ireland and Australia.
Ms. Stuart is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, Florida, Maryland and Virginia. She is a graduate with Distinction of Mount Holyoke College and a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.