Contact Information

robert.stanley@FaegreBD.com300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
T: +1 317 237 1254
F: +1 317 237 1000

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington
J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif (1981)
Ball State University
A.B., summa cum laude (1978)

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

Indiana (Supreme Court of Indiana and lower courts) U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Tax Court

Robert K. Stanley

Partner

Bob Stanley is professional responsibility counsel to the firm. In that capacity, he advises Faegre Baker Daniels' lawyers in matters relating to conflicts of interest and other legal ethics issues.

For more than 30 years, before taking on the role of professional responsibility counsel, Bob represented the firm's clients in complex civil litigation and private arbitrations. As a litigator, he focused his practice in the following subject areas:

  • Antitrust claims under the federal Sherman, Clayton and Robinson-Patman Acts or comparable state laws
  • Probate-related litigation, including will contests, will/trust construction disputes and breach-of-trust claims
  • Bankruptcy litigation, including adversary proceedings
  • Distributor/dealer termination cases
  • Contract disputes, including breach of contract claims and contract construction disputes

Representative Cases

  • A.A. Poultry Farms, Inc. v. Rose Acre Farms, Inc., 881 F.2d 1396 (7th Cir. 1989), cert. denied, 494 U.S. 1019 (1990) (antitrust)
  • Alli v. Eli Lilly and Co., 854 N.E.2d 372 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006) (choice of law)
  • In re Brand-Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation, 1994 WL 682617 (N.D. Ill. 1994) (antitrust)
  • In the Matter of the Estate of Meyer, 702 N.E.2d 1078 (Ind. Ct. App. 1998), trans. denied (will/trust construction)
  • Lutz v. Fortune, 758 N.E.2d 77 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001), trans. dismissed, 774 N.E.2d 512 (Ind. 2002) (will/trust construction)
  • Northside Sanitary Landfill, Inc. v. City of Indianapolis, 1989-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) ¶ 68,715 (S.D. Ind. 1989), aff'd, 902 F.2d 521 (7th Cir. 1990) (antitrust; equal protection)
  • Mack v. Am. Fletcher Nat. Bank, 510 N.E.2d 725 (Ind. Ct. App. 1987), trans. denied (breach of trust)
  • Schrader v. Eli Lilly and Co., 639 N.E.2d 258 (Ind. 1994) (defamation; privileged communication)
  • Sullivan v. Savin Business Machines Corp., 560 F. Supp. 938 (N.D. Ind. 1983) (dealer termination; choice of law)
  • United Rentals Highway Technology, Inc. v. Indiana Constructions, Inc., 518 F. 3rd 526 (7th Cir. 2008) (antitrust – labor exemption)

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America — Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2007-15; Antitrust Litigation, 2011-15; Trusts & Estates Litigation, 2011-15; and Commercial Litigation, 2006-10 (Indianapolis Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2013)
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers — General Commercial Litigation, 2004-13; Eminent Practitioner, 2014
  • Benchmark Litigation — Commercial Litigation, 2008-14
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Professional Liability Defense, 2014; Business Litigation, 2004-13 
  • Order of Barristers, 1981
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy, National Moot Court Competition, 1980-81
  • American Jurisprudence Award — Three-Time Recipient, 1979-81

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association 

Published Articles

  • Business Contracts A to Z
    Co-author with Trevor J. Belden and Michael Ray Smith, National Business Institute, 2011
  • State Indirect Purchaser Lawsuit Practice Guide: Indiana
    Co-author with Kathy L. Osborn (Gregory Seador, ed.), Illinois Brick Monograph, 2010
  • The Basics of Multidistrict Litigation
    Co-author with Abhishek Dubé, ICLEF Complex Litigation, October 2008
  • Objections to Probate, Intermeddler Petitions and Special Administrations
    Co-author with John Gardner and Kent Rollison, ICLEF Probate Litigation, May 2000
  • Distributor Termination Litigation
    ICLEF Distribution Law, November 1989