Stanton D. Anderson is a lawyer practicing with McDermott Will & Emery in Washington, D.C. Mr. Anderson represents a broad range of clients before the Federal Government and the Congress.
Mr. Anderson also serves as Senior Counsel to the President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Mr. Anderson was Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the U.S. Chamber where he set the Chamber's overall legal reform strategy. He chaired the successful effort to pass class-action reform legislation. He also oversaw the National Chamber Litigation Center, the public policy legal arm of the chamber; the Institute for Legal Reform, a Chamber affiliate dedicated to restoring fairness, efficiency, and consistency to the U.S. civil justice system; and the Chamber's Office of General Counsel.
Mr. Anderson has been involved in national political affairs since 1972. He served in the White House during the Nixon Administration and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations under Henry Kissinger. He has been involved in managing a number of Republican conventions and served as Counsel to the Reagan-Bush Campaign in 1980. He also held a senior position in the Presidential Transition of that year. Mr. Anderson has received a number of Presidential appointments, including a membership on the President's Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations and the Presidential Commission on Personnel Interchange. He also chaired the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources in 1981.
Mr. Anderson has served on the Board of Directors of two public companies. For a number of years, he served on the Board of CB Richard Ellis. While on the Board, he served as Chairman on the Audit Committee for five years. He also chaired the Special Committee of the Board when the company was taken private. Mr. Anderson was also a member of the Board of Directors of Aegis Communications Group, where he served on the Audit Committee.
Mr. Anderson is Chairman of the Board of Global USA, Inc., an international consulting company that he co-founded in the 1982. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Chamber Litigation Center and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Legal Reform. Mr. Anderson is Counsel to the Committee of 100, a group of CEO's of the hundred largest associations in the U.S. He also serves on the Board of the Center for International Private Enterprise, an organization that fosters democracy around the world, and serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of Westmont College. In addition, he is Legal Counsel to Jobs for America's Graduates, Inc.
Mr. Anderson has served on the boards of several private companies, including International Management & Development Group, Ltd.; The George Washington Banking Corporation; Hay Systems, Inc.; Ardshiel, Inc.; Sentry Federal Savings Bank; and the U.S. Cellular Radio Corporation.
Mr. Anderson has traveled extensively with well over one hundred trips to Asia and has extensive business and government contacts in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
Mr. Anderson graduated from Westmont College where he was a Small College All-American basketball player, and he received his law degree from Willamette University, where he was a member of the Law Review.