RWL is pleased to announce that Stuart Cherry, former Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Larry Hogan, has joined the Firm as a partner. Mr. Cherry is joining the Firm’s Complex and Civil Litigation, Administrative and Regulatory Compliance, and State Contracting and Procurement practice groups.
Mr. Cherry served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan from 2017 – 2019. In that capacity, he advised the Governor and members of his Administration on constitutional issues, executive authority, regulatory matters, procurement laws, ethics and significant litigation matters. Mr. Cherry also served as the Administration’s Public Information Act Officer for the Office of Governor, coordinating the Administration’s responses to document requests, drafted executive orders and advised on appointment issues, including judicial appointments.
“We are delighted that Stuart has joined RWL. Like many other members of the Firm, Stuart has a wealth of experience at the highest levels of State government and in the private practice of law. I am confident that our clients will be well served by Stuart’s vast experience and considerable abilities,” said Alan M. Rifkin, managing partner.
According to Mr. Cherry, “I couldn’t be more pleased to join RWL. The Firm’s reputation for excellence in the practice of law and commitment to its clients is well known. I’m excited to get started.”
Prior to joining the Hogan Administration, Mr. Cherry was a litigation attorney with Venable LLP and Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP. He has represented clients in federal and State courts and has presented argument in the Maryland appellate courts. Mr. Cherry’s practice experience includes complicated business litigation, real estate matters, creditor’s rights, intellectual property, bankruptcy, professional malpractice, estates and trusts, and personal injury.
Mr. Cherry is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association, and the Simon E. Sobeloff Law Society. He previously served as a member of the board of the Maryland Lawyers Campaign Against Hunger and the Star Spangled Banner Flag House. In 2018, he served in a leadership role in the campaign to elect the Baltimore County Sitting Judges.