Stuart H. Deming represents foreign and domestic companies, organizations, audit committees, and individuals in a range of business, legal compliance, and investigatory matters. He provides advice on international transactions, develops and assists in the implementation of compliance programs, conducts internal investigations, and represents clients before federal and state agencies. His regulatory practice focuses on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic sanctions, and a range of issues associated with the conduct of international business, including Sarbanes-Oxley and employment issues. He has successfully litigated through appeal complex international legal issues as well as handled delicate matters involving the denial of eligibility of foreign figures to enter the United States. In addition, as a Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Business Administration, he has been involved in matters involving complex accounting issues.Mr. Deming began his legal career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Michigan where he managed a major grand jury investigation of kickbacks by a major German multinational corporation and litigated a landmark case requiring the production of foreign records by the Deutsche Bank AG. He later joined the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C. where he managed the investigation of major corporations for violations of U.S. securities laws, including the successful investigation of a Fortune 500 company for accounting fraud. Before going into private practice, Mr. Deming prosecuted public figures, foreign nationals, and executives of major corporations at the Tax Division of the Department of Justice.
After joining the Washington, D.C. law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in 1987, Mr. Deming was directly involved in the representation of a major defense contractor. He later served for a brief period in assisting with the 1990 Economic Summit in Houston and later with the Department of Defense. In 1992 Mr. Deming was asked to return to the Department of Justice to serve as one of the special prosecutors in a highly sensitive and complex investigation involving many members of Congress of the United States and their use of the banking facility at the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1996 he was one of the founding partners of Inman Deming LLP where he practiced in Washington and in Michigan until 2003.