Former Senior Deputy GC of Comcast re-joins Hogan Lovells as litigation partner in Washington, D.C. office

Former Senior Deputy GC of Comcast re-joins Hogan Lovells as litigation partner in Washington, D.C. office

Press releases | 03 May 2021

Washington, D.C., 3 May 2021 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Shelita M. Stewart has re-joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice group in Washington, D.C. Stewart joins from 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.”

While at Comcast, Stewart developed, implemented, and maintained its corporate compliance program, with a focus on government interactions and community partnerships. Stewart advised on Comcast’s interactions with global and domestic government officials and entities. She also  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, Stewart 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,” Stewart 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.”

Key to the firm’s global clients, Stewart has multi-agency 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. 

“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.”

Stewart will be part of the firm’s Sports, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Telecoms sectors. 

Before joining Comcast, Stewart was a long-time associate at Hogan Lovells. She joined the firm (then Hogan & Hartson) as a summer associate after her first year of law school, returned the summer after her second year, and spent seven years at the firm before leaving to go in-house at Comcast. Stewart earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. from Yale University.