Stanton D. Anderson

Stanton Anderson is currently senior counsel to the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he leads an effort on greater international regulatory cooperation and a broad-based coalition working to pass legislation dealing with attorney-client privileges.Anderson remains chairman of Global USA, Inc., a consulting company he founded. Global USA is involved in representing a number of domestic and international interests.

Anderson has practiced law in Washington, DC since 1969, interrupted in the early 1970s by his service in government – first at the White House and then at the U.S. Department of State. In 1981, Anderson founded his own law firm, Anderson, Hibey, Nauheim and Blair, and in 1995, he joined the law firm of McDermott, Will, & Emery. While a partner there, he served as executive vice president and chief legal officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he set the Chamber’s legal reform strategy. He also chaired the successful effort to pass class-action reform legislation. Stanton also oversaw the National Chamber Litigation Center, the public policy legal arm of the U.S. 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.

Anderson's has served in government since 1972. He served in the White House during the Nixon Administration and as deputy assistant secretary of state for congressional relations under Secretary of State 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. Anderson has received a number of presidential appointments, including membership on the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations and the Presidential Commission on Personnel Interchange. He chaired the U.S. delegation to the United Nations conference on new and renewable energy resources in 1981.

Anderson currently serves on the board of directors of Global USA, Inc., the National Chamber Litigation Center, the Institute for Legal Reform, CIPE, and the board of advisors of Westmont College. Anderson also served on the board of directors of two public companies: CB Richard Ellis and Aegis Communications Group. 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.


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