Marc R. Stanley is a trial lawyer, political activist, Jewish community leader, and philanthropist.
He previously served as Chairman of the Texas Public Finance Authority (appointed by Texas Governor Ann Richards). Secretary of Defense William Cohen appointed Stanley as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the Air University of the United States Air Force.
In 2011, Stanley was appointed by President Barack Obama as a Council Member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Stanley is founder of the Stanley Law Group, a Dallas-based firm that focuses on national class actions and complex litigation. His career accomplishments include a case against an insurance company for breach of fiduciary duties in handling 401(k) investments. In 2015, after 13 years of litigation and seven published opinions, the defendant paid $140 million in cash and $60 million in future economic benefits--the second largest reported settlement in the U.S. in 2015.
Stanley is a member of the Board of Directors, and has served as President, of both the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He has been voted a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" and a "Super Lawyer" for the entire state of Texas for every year since the accolades were established.
Stanley is also Chairman of The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc., a Jewish-sponsored, not-for-profit charitable organization providing continuing care retirement communities and in-home care for seniors and their families.
His national public service began in college, when he worked three years for the U.S. Congress, serving with Representative Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) and with the Committee on House Administration as an aide to Chairman Frank Thompson (D-NJ). In that role, he created the first Telephone Directory for the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as its Editor from 1977-1979. He later served as Dallas County Chair for Senator Lloyd Bentsen's campaign in 1988 and Governor Ann Richards' campaign from 1989-1990.