Stuart F. Pierson
Morvillo LLP
Washington, D.C.
Born: Washington, D.C. 1943
Admitted: District of Columbia, 1969
New York 1984
United States Supreme Court, 1974
Hobart College, 1965
Duke Law School, 1968
United States Department of Justice:
Civil Rights Division: 1968-1971
Assistant U.S. Attorney, WDWA: 1971-1973
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, WDWA, 1974
Private Practice:
Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand: 1973-1988
Davis Wright Tremaine: 1988-1996
Levine, Pierson, Sullivan & Koch: 1996-1998
Troutman Sanders: 1998-2013
Morvillo LLP: 2013-present
Notable Representations:
United States v. Washington: 1974 declaration of the off-reservation treaty rights of
Washington State Indian tribes, sustained repeatedly by the Supreme Court.
Martin Marietta v. The Evening Star: successful defense of newspaper for article about a
defense contractor’s party for military officials, establishing that corporations may be
public figures under the First Amendment.
Manuchar Ghorbanifar: Representation of the alleged Iranian middle man in the IranContra investigation.
Charlie Willson: Representation of Texas congressman in response to government
Marsha Scott: Representation of deputy assistant to President Clinton in congressional
and other investigations of the President’s personal conduct.
Stiles Kellett; Defense of chair of the compensation committee of Worldcom in multiple
suits arising out of the bankruptcy of the company.
Volt Information Sciences: representation of staffing and technical company in response
to SEC investigation of its revenue accounting.
Phaedra Almajid: representation of the whistleblower who first disclosed direct evidence
of corruption in FIFA.