Carter M. Stewart
Mr. Stewart was sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio on September 30, 2009. President Obama formalized Mr. Stewart’s appointment after the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination on September 15, 2009. President Obama nominated Mr. Stewart for U.S. Attorney on the recommendation of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Mr. Stewart to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) in January 2012. Mr. Stewart also serves on the AGAC’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Working Group.
Mr. Stewart’s career includes service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California from 2003 until 2005. There, he prosecuted a variety of cases including drug and gun possession, social security fraud, obstruction of justice, environmental crimes, the illegal distribution of steroids to professional athletes, and illegal immigration.
Mr. Stewart worked as a litigator with the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP from 1999 until 2003, and as a litigator with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP from July 2005 until he was appointed U.S. Attorney.
Mr. Stewart was recognized as one of Columbus Business First's Forty Under 40 Leaders to Watch in 2008. He also received the John Mercer Langston Bar Association's Emerging Leader Award in 2008, and in 2007 was named by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association as one of ten African-American attorneys to watch nationally.
Mr. Stewart received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1997. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education Policy from Columbia University and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Stanford University. After law school, Mr. Stewart clerked for the Honorable Robert L. Carter, U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Raymond L. Finch, U.S. District Judge in the District of the Virgin Islands.