John L. Stanley

Chief Administrative Officer


As the chief administrative officer for Faegre Drinker, John Stanley draws on his experience in law firm operations, strategic planning and cross-functional leadership to oversee business operations functions across the firm.

In addition to managing the firm’s leasing and real estate-related capital projects, John oversees the planning and execution of strategies related to the following teams: sourcing and vendor management, research and information services, hospitality, facilities operations and business continuity.

He also 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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