Sarah Fehm Stewart

Sarah Fehm Stewart: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP
  • Associate at Duane Morris LLP (801 Attorneys)
  • One Riverfront Plaza, 1037 Raymond Boulevard, Suite 1800, Newark, NJ 07102
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Sarah Fehm Stewart is an associate in the firm’s Trial Practice Group focusing on complex commercial and business litigation, white collar criminal investigations, environmental liability and remediation disputes, and media and communications law. Ms. Stewart has experience representing a variety of institutional and individual clients, from Fortune 500 companies in the petroleum industry to high profile Wall Street executives. Ms. Stewart’s matters include management and corporate control issues, FCPA and professional misconduct investigations, environmental and franchise litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. Ms. Stewart also has extensive experience representing media clients in the areas of defamation and First Amendment law.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Stewart served as law clerk to the Hon. Lisa Chrystal of the New Jersey Superior Court.

Ms. Stewart is a 2012 graduate of The George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Public Contract Law Journal and Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Board, and President of the Corporate and Business Law Society. Ms. Stewart is a 2007 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she debated as a member of the Parliamentary Debate Team.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2016-present
•McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli PC
- Associate, 2013-2016
•New Jersey Superior Court
- Law Clerk to the Hon. Lisa Chrystal, 2012-2013

Honors and Awards

•Named to New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018 and 2019


Selected Publications

•Co-author, Reporter's Claim That Veteran Lied About Purple Heart Not Actual Malice, MLRC Media Law Letter, November 2016
•Author, Single Publication Rule Applies to Edited Internet Articles, MLRC Media Law Letter, October 2016
•Co-author, Survey of New Jersey Libel Law, Media Law Resource Center 50-state Survey: Current Developments in Media Libel Law, 2015-2016
•Co-author, Survey of New Jersey Libel Law, Media Law Resource Center 50-state Survey: Current Developments in Media Libel Law, 2014-2015
•Co-author, Survey of New Jersey Employment Privacy Law, Media Law Resource Center 50-state Survey: Current Developments in Employment Libel and Privacy Law, 2014
•Author, From iPod to e-Waste: Building a Successful Framework for Extended Producer Responsibility in the United States, 41 Pub. Cont. L.J. 173, 2011

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973 424 2061  Phone
973 556 1464  Fax
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2007
Law School Attended:
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., Member, Public Contract Law Journal, 2012
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; New Jersey; New York
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1985
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Represented TV station opposing subpoena by civil plaintiff seeking copies of newsgathering materials.; Defended newspapers against defamation action barred by the fair report privilege.; Obtained dismissal of defamation complaint against TV station that published picture of individual misidentified by police as a criminal suspect.; Obtained dismissal of defamation complaint against book author.; Defended TV station that published inaccurate information regarding private figure.; Obtained access to public records from school district on behalf of group of private plaintiffs under New Jersey's Open Public Records Act.; Defended hospitals against defamation and Lanham Act claims.; Obtained dismissal of defamation complaint premised on statements allegedly accusing plaintiff of immoral acts on basis of excessive entanglement with religion.; Obtained dismissal of defamation, fraud and false light claims arising from internet postings.; Defended radio show hosts against defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims.; Represented 10+ news entities seeking access to court filings under the first amendment and common law rights of access.; Obtained access on behalf of private plaintiff to IP address information of anonymous blogger who posted false and defamatory statements.; Defended book publisher against subpoena seeking privileged pre-publication materials.; Obtained dismissal of defamation and false light claims against government entity and official on basis of sovereign immunity.; Represented private plaintiff filing action against 5+ government agencies for denial of open public records requests.; Provided pre-publication counseling to TV station.

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