Westmont Magazine In the Business of Trade Policy
Recognized as a leading adviser to international and domestic companies, Stanton D. Anderson ’62 has worked as a lawyer in Washington, D.C., for nearly 30 years. He is a man of integrity who has built a reputation as a trustworthy and accurate source of information on trade-related matters. In honor of his accomplishments and his character, Westmont named him Alumnus of the Year for 1999.
A partner in the federal regulatory group at McDermott, Will & Emery, Stan is an expert in trade policy, licensing and applications of U.S. law relating to business transactions. He represents clients before the executive branch of the U.S. government in matters dealing with import and export control negotiations, creating and structuring international joint-venture transactions, and international trade issues. He has advised both domestic and international corporations on contractual and transactional issues, including acquisitions and mergers.
Counsel to the Reagan-Bush Campaign in 1980, Stan also served in senior positions at the Republican National Conventions in 1980, 1984 and 1988. He was director of the Economic Affairs Group for the 1980 presidential transition, received a presidential appointment to the Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations, and chaired the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources in 1981.
Appointed by the president to the Commission on Personnel Interchange, he attended the 1984 Republican National Convention as a delegate. From 1973 to 1975, Stan served as deputy assistant secretary of state for congressional relations, and was staff assistant to the president of the United States from 1971 to 1973.
Stan chairs the board of Global USA Inc., an international consulting firm, and serves as legal counsel to Jobs for America’s Graduates. He is also on the board of directors of CB Richard Ellis Inc. and International Management & Development Group Ltd. as well as the advisory board of the Ronald H. Brown Foundation. A former member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, he is a mayoral appointee to the District of Columbia Cable Design Commission, a member of the board of directors of the Center for International Private Enterprise, and serves on the board of advisors of Westmont College. He received his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 1969.