Stuart’s practice focuses on energy, environment, transportation and infrastructure issues. Stuart joined Van Ness Feldman after working for seven years in the office of U.S. Representative Richard H. Baker (R-LA). As the Legislative Director, Stuart staffed the Congressman on Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issues and handled all appropriation and project requests.
As a Senior Legislative Assistant, Stuart assisted with hurricane recovery and response in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and was particularly involved with communities that hosted evacuees. Stuart also assisted the Congressman with negotiations during the House-Senate conference on the Water Resources Development Act of 2007. Stuart was responsible for drafting and managing three pieces of legislation that were signed into law during her tenure on the Hill.