Trevor M. Stanley

Partner

Washington, D.C.
T +1.202.861.1551  |  F +1.202.861.1783

Trevor Stanley represents clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Focusing his practice in the areas of litigation and political law, Trevor provides legal guidance to some of the largest political action committees in the United States. He also advises presidential candidates, members of Congress, and other individuals and organizations in the political arena on campaign finance, “pay-to-play,” ethics, and lobbying regulations. Trevor also has particular expertise in the state campaign finance regime.

Trevor has appeared on behalf of clients before U.S. federal district and state courts. Trevor has experience in complex civil and international litigation matters, as well as in contract award protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the United States Court of Federal Claims. In addition, he has appeared on behalf of clients before the Federal Election Commission.

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  • Represents political action committees on campaign finance, “pay-to-play,” ethics, and lobbying regulations.
  • Represents presidential candidates, members of Congress, governors, and state legislators on campaign finance and ethics issues. 
  • Advises trade associations, political committees, charitable organizations, and businesses on the creation of political action committees, state and federal campaign finance regulations, state and federal lobbying regulations, “pay-to-play” regulations, and state and local ballot initiatives and issue advocacy.   
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Experience

  • Represents political action committees on campaign finance, “pay-to-play,” ethics, and lobbying regulations.
  • Represents presidential candidates, members of Congress, governors, and state legislators on campaign finance and ethics issues. 
  • Advises trade associations, political committees, charitable organizations, and businesses on the creation of political action committees, state and federal campaign finance regulations, state and federal lobbying regulations, “pay-to-play” regulations, and state and local ballot initiatives and issue advocacy.   
  • Lead counsel in breach of contract matter for major automobile manufacturer. Obtained trial verdict for client. 
  • Lead counsel in breach of contract matter involving accounting firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Obtained settlement for client.  
  • Local counsel for food packaging producer in Virginia in multidistrict commercial contract dispute with supplier. Resulted in settlement for client.  
  • Local counsel for health care provider in proceeding involving Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in which court entered injunctive relief and judgment for client. 
  • Obtained favorable rulings in connection with pre-award and post-award protests filed with the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on behalf of large and small businesses. 
  • Involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel.

News

Press Releases

Community

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, DC Region: Board President
  • Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

Pro Bono

  • Co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee for the Washington Office.
  • Represented client in breach of lease agreement proceeding in the D.C. Superior Court.
  • Represented client in eviction proceeding related to Federal “one-strike” policy in the D.C. Superior Court.  
  • Represented client in child custody matter in the D.C. Superior Court.

Services

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Bureau Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission
  • United States Senator: Director of Operations

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2009
  • District of Columbia, 2010
  • Virginia, 2008

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
  • A.B., Davidson College, 2002