Stewart Fried


Stewart Fried has broad expertise in all SNAP and WIC-related matters and represents associations, supermarkets, convenience stores, and other SNAP-eligible retailers on a wide variety of issues before FNS, Congress, and in federal courts across the country, including providing statutory and regulatory advice to and representation of retailers on issues ranging from authorization to administrative and judicial review proceedings from denials and withdrawals of SNAP authorization, trafficking in SNAP benefits. Stewart also represents food manufacturers, co-packers, retailers, and associations on food labeling, employment, corporate governance, and antitrust issues.

Stewart’s SNAP retailer practice in the United States is without parallel in the United States. OFW Principal Stewart D. Fried provides regulatory and policy advice to national and local supermarkets and grocers, convenience store and other retailer associations, large supermarket and convenience store chains, third party providers and agents, as well as smaller retailers across the nation. Mr. Fried has handled more than one hundred SNAP administrative and judicial review proceedings before the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) on a wide variety of issues including:


News & Insights


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University of Miami School of Law (J.D. cum laude)

Johns Hopkins University (B.A.)

Leadership & Community

American Bar Association Environmental Litigation Subcommittee Co-Chair (2008-Present)

BSA Scouts Troop Committee Chairman (2018-Present)

Falls Church Kiwanis Little League Coach/Manager (2011-Present)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – D.C. Circuit
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – Federal Circuit
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th Circuits
U.S. District Courts – D.D.C., S.D. Florida, M.D. Florida, E.D. Michigan

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