Jim Stanley is a senior associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.

He has significant experience in FCPA, anti-money laundering, and cross-border internal investigation matters.  Jim has also represented clients in civil matters at trial and arbitration proceedings. Prior to joining Orrick, Jim was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and clerked for Judge Bobby E. Shepherd on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

  • Jim's representative experience includes:

    • A Fortune 50 company in multiple internal investigation matters involving allegations of fraudulent accounting practices and misconduct by senior management.
    • Oracle, as part of an employment litigation team defending against allegations of discrimination in recruiting, hiring, and compensation.
    • A large Japanese financial institution in an internal investigation and U.S. regulatory proceedings.
    • A multinational trading company in connection with an internal anti-corruption investigation involving operations in the U.K., Italy, the U.A.E., and Japan.
    • Standard Chartered Bank in a government investigation of the Bank's compliance with OFAC sanctions.
    • ExxonMobil, as part of a trial and appellate team representing the company in a natural resource damages case where the State of New Jersey sought $8.9 billion in damages.  After an eight-month bench trial, the case settled for $225 million.
    • A Fortune 50 financial company in multiple FINRA arbitration proceedings, including a two-week arbitration hearing where claimants sought over $40 million and which resulted in a complete defense verdict and a finding of $0 damages.
    • AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company in a class action suit by policyholders alleging misrepresentations of financial strength and seeking the return of billions of dollars in premiums, which was ultimately resolved by a successful motion to dismiss.

    Jim also has an active pro-bono practice, which has included representation of clients in asylum matters, an inmate on death row in Alabama seeking post-conviction relief, and the plaintiffs that successfully challenged the NYPD's use of "stop and frisk" in public housing.