Tom Stanton

Tom Stanton

Senior Partner

R. Thomas Stanton served as chair/vice chair of the firm from 1989 to 2009. Under his leadership, the firm significantly expanded its global practice position throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Before that, he also served as managing partner of the New York office from 1982 to 1989.

Tom’s legal practice focused on infrastructure and project finance, principally as counsel to underwriters and issuers on major financings and development projects throughout the United States.

Tom is or has served as board member or trustee of numerous community and business organizations including the Ohio Business Roundtable, the Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra), University Circle, Inc., the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Akron Art Museum and the Case Western Reserve University West Campus Visiting Committee. He also serves on the board of Northwestern University Law School and chairs the Dean’s Council of Harvard Divinity School.



  • Northwestern University, J.D., Order of the Coif, Board of Editors, Northwestern University Law Review, 1969
  • Knox College, B.A., 1965
  • Harvard University, 1966-1967


  • Ohio, 1969
  • New York, 1983

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