John L. Stanley

Chief Administrative Officer


As the managing director of operations for Faegre Drinker, John Stanley draws on his experience in law firm operations, strategic planning and cross-functional leadership to oversee office operations functions across the firm.
In addition to managing the firm’s leasing and real estate-related capital projects, John oversees procurement and sourcing, research and information services, hospitality and facilities operations departments for the firm’s 21 locations across the U.S., London and Shanghai. He additionally leads the firm’s regional office administration team and helps guide the firm’s innovative approach to legal administrative support services. 
John has served in various leadership capacities for the firm for more than a decade.



Legal Lean Sigma

Certificate in Executive Management — University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business


DePauw University
B.A. (2004)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Big Ten Day of Service — Volunteer, 2015-16
  • Big Ten Championship — Local Organizing Committee Member, 2018-19

Firm Leadership

  • Operations Executive Leadership Team
  • Community Service Committee
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