Stanton D. Anderson
Senior Counsel to the President and CEO
Stanton D. Anderson is senior counsel to the president and CEO
of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business
federation representing 3 million companies and organizations
of every size, sector, and region.
In this capacity, Anderson works to advance the Chamber's efforts
on legal reform and defense of business interests in the courts.
He chairs the Chamber's involvement in the coalition to protect
the lawyer-client privilege. He also chairs the Chamber's new
effort on Global Regulatory Divergence. In his prior capacity
as executive vice president and chief legal officer, Anderson
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. In this Chamber role, Anderson chaired the Class
Action Business Coalition that worked successfully to get Congress
to pass the Class Action Reform Act of 2005.
In addition to his duties at the Chamber, Anderson is of counsel
to the DC law firm McDermott Will & Emery.
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. In addition, he has
managed a number of Republican conventions. He also served as
counsel to the Reagan-Bush campaign in 1980 and was senior director
of the presidential transition of Ronald Reagan. Anderson has
received a number of presidential appointments, including a position
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.
Anderson has long been associated with the U.S. Chamber, having
served as outside counsel for a number of years. In addition,
he is a founding board member of the Chamber's Center for International
Private Enterprise, an organization that fosters democracy and
market economies around the world.
Anderson serves on the board of Global U.S.A. and a number of
private nonprofit organizations. He is legal counsel to Jobs for
America's Graduates, Inc., and serves on the board of advisors
of Westmont College.
Anderson earned a bachelor's degree from Westmont College in
1962 and a Juris Doctor from Willamette University in 1969.