Jesse C. Stewart

Attorney

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205

503.227.1111 Main
503.243.1648 Direct

Assistant: Janine E. Hume: 503.243.1661 x 269

Practice Areas
Overview
Jesse is an attorney in the firm's Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department.  His practice is focused on representing clients in bankruptcy and receivership actions, and securities and commercial cases.  He has substantial federal court, state court, and FINRA/arbitration experience.

Jesse's background and experience includes commercial, securities, and environmental litigation, balanced by court-appointed criminal defense matters.  He handles cases from start to finish, and has served as lead trial and appellate counsel in federal and state court.  His recent victories include:

  • Obtaining declaratory relief and permanent injunction on behalf of a family-owned business in a federal copyright infringement case; and
  • Obtaining reversal of an order denying sentencing relief on behalf of a defendant in a federal wire fraud case.
Until recently, Jesse practiced law at a boutique litigation firm in Louisiana, where he provided valuable assistance on many challenging projects.  These included representing a Louisiana toxicology laboratory in product-liability, fraud, and unfair trade practices litigation against Merge Healthcare Solutions, an IBM subsidiary; representing thousands of victims of the R. Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme in securities fraud litigation against TD Bank, HSBC, and other banks that provided Stanford correspondent banking services; and representing multiple Louisiana landowners in land-loss litigation against various oil and gas pipeline companies.

Jesse's commitment to providing pro bono services and expanding legal representation for the broader community is genuine and substantial, earning him the Louisiana Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division statewide Pro Bono Award in 2018.  Previously, Jesse taught First Amendment and Media law at Tulane University.  He is also a published author, with articles appearing in the PIABA Bar Journal (False Conflicts: A 50-State Survey of Blue Sky Laws, 25 PIABA B.J. 383 (2018), and the Virginia Law Review (The Untold Story of Rhode Island v. Innis, 97 VA. L. REV. 431 (2011)).

Jesse earned his law degree at the University of Virginia, where he was a Law and Public Service scholar and served on the Virginia Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.  At UVA, Jesse founded and directed the School of Law's Alternative Spring Break pro bono program, partnering hundreds of law student volunteers with government and non-profit legal services providers across the country.  He was awarded the Herbert L. Kramer/Herbert Bangel Community Service Award (presented to the student who has contributed the most to the law school community) and the Mary Claiborne and Roy H. Ritter Prize (presented to students exemplifying the qualities of honor, character, and integrity).

After law school, Jesse clerked for the Honorable Beverly B. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Georgia, and for Honorable Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Before law school, Jesse worked at the New York City Council Education Committee, and taught first grade in New Jersey through the Teach For America program.
Education
B.A., St. Olaf College
J.D., University Of Virginia School Of Law
Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Washington
California
Louisiana
Honors
2018 Pro Bono Award, LSBA Young Lawyers Division
News
Personal Interests
Jesse is a native Oregonian, born and raised on the north coast.  He and his family recently returned home to Oregon from Louisiana.  Jesse enjoys spending time with his wife and infant daughter, hiking, backpacking, and inventing all kinds of innovative solutions to overcome lack of storage in their very small (but not "tiny") Portland home.
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Practice Areas
Education
B.A., St. Olaf College
J.D., University Of Virginia School Of Law
Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Washington
California
Louisiana
Honors
2018 Pro Bono Award, LSBA Young Lawyers Division

Jesse C. Stewart

Attorney


1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205

503.227.1111 Main
503.243.1648 Direct

Assistant: Janine E. Hume: 503.243.1661 x 269
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Jesse is an attorney in the firm's Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department.  His practice is focused on representing clients in bankruptcy and receivership actions, and securities and commercial cases.  He has substantial federal court, state court, and FINRA/arbitration experience.

Jesse's background and experience includes commercial, securities, and environmental litigation, balanced by court-appointed criminal defense matters.  He handles cases from start to finish, and has served as lead trial and appellate counsel in federal and state court.  His recent victories include:

  • Obtaining declaratory relief and permanent injunction on behalf of a family-owned business in a federal copyright infringement case; and
  • Obtaining reversal of an order denying sentencing relief on behalf of a defendant in a federal wire fraud case.
Until recently, Jesse practiced law at a boutique litigation firm in Louisiana, where he provided valuable assistance on many challenging projects.  These included representing a Louisiana toxicology laboratory in product-liability, fraud, and unfair trade practices litigation against Merge Healthcare Solutions, an IBM subsidiary; representing thousands of victims of the R. Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme in securities fraud litigation against TD Bank, HSBC, and other banks that provided Stanford correspondent banking services; and representing multiple Louisiana landowners in land-loss litigation against various oil and gas pipeline companies.

Jesse's commitment to providing pro bono services and expanding legal representation for the broader community is genuine and substantial, earning him the Louisiana Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division statewide Pro Bono Award in 2018.  Previously, Jesse taught First Amendment and Media law at Tulane University.  He is also a published author, with articles appearing in the PIABA Bar Journal (False Conflicts: A 50-State Survey of Blue Sky Laws, 25 PIABA B.J. 383 (2018), and the Virginia Law Review (The Untold Story of Rhode Island v. Innis, 97 VA. L. REV. 431 (2011)).

Jesse earned his law degree at the University of Virginia, where he was a Law and Public Service scholar and served on the Virginia Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.  At UVA, Jesse founded and directed the School of Law's Alternative Spring Break pro bono program, partnering hundreds of law student volunteers with government and non-profit legal services providers across the country.  He was awarded the Herbert L. Kramer/Herbert Bangel Community Service Award (presented to the student who has contributed the most to the law school community) and the Mary Claiborne and Roy H. Ritter Prize (presented to students exemplifying the qualities of honor, character, and integrity).

After law school, Jesse clerked for the Honorable Beverly B. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Georgia, and for Honorable Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Before law school, Jesse worked at the New York City Council Education Committee, and taught first grade in New Jersey through the Teach For America program.
Personal Interests
Jesse is a native Oregonian, born and raised on the north coast.  He and his family recently returned home to Oregon from Louisiana.  Jesse enjoys spending time with his wife and infant daughter, hiking, backpacking, and inventing all kinds of innovative solutions to overcome lack of storage in their very small (but not "tiny") Portland home.