Stuart A. Shorenstein
277 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10172
Where Stuart Works: New York, Washington, D.C.
Stuart A. Shorenstein is respected by his colleagues and clients for his resourcefulness, creativity, intellect, passion and effectiveness on behalf of the Firm’s clients. A member of the Business Law Department, Stuart also heads up the Firm’s New York Public Strategies team, where he advocates on behalf of clients with decision makers in all branches of local, state and federal government.
Over the past three decades, Stuart has been involved in national, local and state politics. He has served on transition teams at the national level for President Clinton, as well as statewide officeholders. He and his family have hosted events and provided strategic advice to literally hundreds of candidates, including senators, governors, congressmen and local and state officeholders and office seekers in New York. He has represented colleges, ports, major insurance companies, industry associations, not-for-profit organizations and a host of companies seeking change in government policy or an opportunity to present their positions and have their voices heard. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Citizens Crime Commission in New York.
Stuart’s 40-year legal career has been spent in the areas of communications and corporate law, where he has represented a wide range of clients in the broadcast, cable, broadband, new media and publishing industries, serving as regulatory and licensing counsel before the Federal Communications Commission and representing clients in hundreds of transactions, including sales, acquisitions and financings, and operational matters.
In January 2017, Stuart was named to City & State’s annual 50 Over 50 Awards, which honors New York’s prominent leaders in government, business, and media over the age of 50. Additionally, Stuart earned the prestigious recognition as one of the 10 Lifetime Award winners, joining the ranks some of the most notable public servants in New York City who have committed decades of their life to making the city a better place.
Stuart was the first member from outside of Washington, D.C., to serve on the Executive Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA). He has served as an officer of the FCBA and has co-chaired its Law Journal, Membership and Mass Media Committees, and is current chair of its Transactional Practice Committee and co-chair of its New York Chapter. In 1995, he received that association's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. He is also general counsel and a member of the board of directors of the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS). He has served as a member of the Subcommittee on Communications Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and as a director of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and taught on adjunct basis at Hofstra Law School. He has lectured frequently at national conventions and has authored numerous articles on communications law issues. His case, Steele v. FCC established a landmark constitutional precedent in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
Stuart earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from New York University School of Law, where he was named a University Scholar.