Stuart H. McCluer has represented plaintiffs in high-stakes complex commercial litigation for almost 20 years. Mr. McCluer has a diverse litigation practice and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients ranging from State Medicaid programs to rice farmers.
Mr. McCluer’s complex litigation experience has been recognized by numerous courts and co-counsel through his selection to serve in leadership positions for plaintiffs in these matters. For example, Mr. McCluer was appointed as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in In re McKesson Governmental Entities AWP Litigation (D. Mass.), a nationwide RICO class action that settled for $82 million shortly before trial. Mr. McCluer was also selected by the Court to serve as Executive Committee counsel in Universal Delaware, Inc., et al. v. Comdata Corp., 07-1078 (E.D. Pa.), an antitrust class action on behalf of independent truck stops which settled for $130 million.
Mr. McCluer also has extensive experience in pharmaceutical litigation and has been retained by numerous State Attorneys General to represent their Medicaid programs and other state agencies in drug pricing litigation. Mr. McCluer has served as outside counsel to the States of Mississippi, Oklahoma, Ohio, Montana, and Utah in healthcare fraud matters that recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients.
With strong ties to the Mississippi Delta, Mr. McCluer routinely represents a wide variety of agricultural businesses in litigation matters. For example, when Bayer CropScience contaminated the domestic long-grain rice supply with genetically modified rice, Mr. McCluer filed the first class action on behalf of Mississippi rice producers and was retained by many of the State’s largest producers to represent their interests in this litigation. Mr. McCluer’s clients ultimately recovered millions of dollars through a historic $750 million settlement. Mr. McCluer also represented a Mississippi cotton broker serving as a lead plaintiff in multi-district, class action litigation pending in the Southern District of New York following the collapse of MF Global that recovered over $200 million.
Mr. McCluer obtained his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the Washington & Lee University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. McCluer served as an Executive Officer of the Moot Court Board, assisted federal prisoners through the law school’s legal practicum program, and published articles regarding post-incarceration disparate treatment through the school’s Shepherd Poverty Program.
Following law school, Mr. McCluer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Callie V.S. Granade, Chief United States District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama.
Mr. McCluer is admitted practice in the District of Columbia and the States of South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Outside the practice of law, Mr. McCluer is involved in a number of community service organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project, which assists innocent prisoners seeking exoneration and release from prison on the basis of DNA evidence and on the vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. He currently serves as the Treasurer of Charleston Waterkeeper, a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to protect and restore Charleston’s waterways.