Stuart Plunkett is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 27 years’ experience defending companies in complex antitrust and commercial litigation matters across industries. Stuart has defended companies against federal antitrust claims and claims under California’s unique competition and consumer protection statutes.
Stuart has significant experience representing companies in high-stakes commercial disputes and class actions in a variety of disciplines, including consumer, securities fraud, and financial services class actions; international arbitrations; and general commercial disputes. Stuart has defended companies at trial in bet-the-company litigation.
Stuart has demonstrated thought leadership in his field, regularly speaking and writing on competition and litigation issues. Stuart currently serves in ABA leadership on the Antitrust Section’s Competition Torts Committee. Stuart served as an author and editor of the ABA’s Antitrust Law Developments and California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, and his perspectives have been quoted in numerous publications.
Stuart served as the 107th president of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is past chair of its Judiciary Committee and Antitrust Section. Stuart has also been deeply involved in pro bono matters and has received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services on three occasions.
Stuart clerked on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the Hon. Walter J. Cummings and was the editor-in-chief of the Northwestern University Law Review.