Stuart H. Newberger is a senior partner at international law firm Crowell & Moring. His practice centers on handling complex international disputes, many involving the actions of governments. He has over 30 years of "first-chair" experience as a trial and appellate advocate in the U.S. courts, as well as international arbitration venues around the world, and he founded Crowell & Moring's "International Dispute Resolution" practice.

Stu has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, and has lectured on law, international affairs and public policy issues at numerous institutions of higher education including the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, New York University, Bar-Ilan University, the Peres Academic Center, the Aspen Institute, the Herzliya Conference, and the Dubai International Arbitration Center.

He has presented for the American Bar Association throughout the U.S. and in the United Kingdom, has lectured at annual congresses of the Union Internationale des Avocats and at the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists. Stu currently serves on the Council of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

A graduate of George Washington University, Stu received his J.D. from Georgetown University in 1979. He lives in McLean, Virginia.


Law Practice

The issues arising in Stu’s practice range from "private commercial" activities (such as aircraft ownership, oil and energy contracts/concessions, hotel/resort operations and textiles), to "public policy" issues including state-sponsorship of terrorism, confiscation/expropriation of property, violations of international law, international crimes and human rights. In addition to courts and arbitration venues, he has extensive contact with international organizations (such as the United Nations and the World Bank/IMF), executive and regulatory agencies (including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission) and the U.S. Congress.

Stu has worked on disputes arising in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, South and Southeast Asia, Oceania and China. His practice includes engagements both against and on behalf of sovereign governments.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Stu served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene and as an Assistant United States Attorney. He also served for many years as a member of the Committee on Grievances of the U.S. District Court, on the Board of the Historical Society for the D.C. Circuit, and the Judicial Conference for the D.C. Circuit. Stu is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.