Shelita's homecoming to boost Hogan Lovells' Litigation, Arbitration and Employment practice
Former Senior Deputy GC of Comcast Corporation re-joins Hogan Lovells as a litigation partner in Washington, D.C. office
Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced the return of Shelita M. Stewart as a partner in the Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice group in Washington, D.C.
She will be part of the firm's Sports, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Telecoms sectors.
Shelita had started her legal career with Hogan Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson) as a summer associate during her years in law school and was associated with the firm for seven years before she opted to join Comcast Corporation where she was Senior Deputy General Counsel.
"We are thrilled to welcome Shelita back to the firm," said Des Hogan, Head of Hogan Lovells' global Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice group. "Shelita brings a skillset that will further several strategic goals: she will help build out our Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice, and will work closely with our Crisis Leadership team and Government Relations and Public Affairs practice. Her broad experience responding to governmental investigations, and her ties to two key industries -- media and telecoms -- make her a wonderful addition to our practice."
During her years at Comcast, she developed, implemented, and maintained its corporate compliance program, with a focus on government interactions and community partnerships.
Shelita advised on Comcast's interactions with global and domestic government officials and entities and counseled Comcast's businesses on the investigation, defense, and remediation of alleged civil and criminal violations, potential internal misconduct, external crises, and other compliance-related events.
In addition, she also led legal diversity initiatives at Comcast and participated in pro bono programs focused on serving the company's diverse Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. communities.
"I am excited to be re-joining Hogan Lovells, where I began my legal career," Shelita said. "Having gained valuable experience from my years at one of the world's leading media and technology companies, I look forward to assisting clients with complex compliance challenges, which often bleed across jurisdictions and governmental authorities, and implicate different legal standards."
Shelita has experience with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, several state Attorneys General, and has handled matters involving international enforcement agencies – seen as key to Hogan Lovells' global clients.
"Shelita will bring a unique perspective to our Washington practice because of her deep experience in compliance program development, anti-corruption work, and political law," said Hogan Lovells Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner Michele Farquhar. "We are so happy she has returned."