Willamette University College of Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joined cybersecurity giant Blue Ridge Network’s team of senior advisors. Among the foremost business and cybersecurity leaders in government and industry, senior advisors provide guidance and active assistance to the company.
Blue Ridge Network’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Higginbotham says they are delighted to have Anderson join the team and that he brings a wealth of global and business experience, especially in the Asian markets.
Anderson currently serves as senior counsel to the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, working to advance the chamber's efforts on legal reform and defense of business interests in the courts. He chairs the chamber's involvement in the coalition to protect the lawyer-client privilege, as well as the chamber's new effort on global regulatory divergence. Anderson’s longtime association with with the chamber includes serving as outside counsel for a number of years. He is a founding board member of the chamber's Center for International Private Enterprise, an organization that fosters democracy and market economies around the world.
Anderson was involved in national political affairs since 1972, serving in the White House during the Nixon administration and as deputy assistant secretary of state. He served as counsel to the Reagan-Bush campaign in 1980 and was senior director of the presidential transition for President Ronald Reagan. Anderson received a number of presidential appointments including a position on the President's Advisory Committee on trade negotiations and the Presidential Commission on personnel interchange. He chaired the U.S. delegation to the United Nations conference on new and renewable energy resources in 1981. As part of his law practice, Anderson represented a number of Japanese interests, including the semiconductor, electronics, and machine tool industries. He continues to have close relationships with senior Japanese political figures and travels to Tokyo often. He currently represents several U.S. companies seeking to resolve regulatory issues in Japan.
About Blue Ridge Networks
Blue Ridge Networks, based in Chantilly, Va., provides cybersecurity service and software that prevents malicious attacks and loss of sensitive information. For the past ten years Blue Ridge Networks hs worked with government entities, commercial enterprises and public consumers.
About Willamette University College of Law
Opened in 1883, Willamette University College of Law is the first law school in the Pacific Northwest. The college has a long tradition at the forefront of legal education and is committed to the advancement of knowledge through excellent teaching, scholarship, mentoring and experience. Leading faculty, thriving externship and clinical law programs, ample practical skills courses, and a proactive career placement office prepare Willamette law students for today's legal job market. According to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association, Willamette ranks first in the Pacific Northwest for job placement for full-time, long-term, JD-preferred/JD-required jobs for the class of 2014 and first in Oregon for the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Located across the street from the state capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court in downtown Salem, the college specializes in law and government, law and business, and dispute resolution.