Marc Stanley was accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America before the Government of the Argentine Republic on Monday, January 24, 2022.
President Biden announced his intended nomination on August 6, 2021, and was confirmed on December 17, 2021. Ambassador Stanley is the founder of the Stanley Law Group, a Dallas-based firm that focuses on national class actions and complex litigation, as well as a political activist, Jewish community leader, and philanthropist. He has 34 years of experience as a trial lawyer and 40 years of experience in public service roles.
Ambassador Stanley previously served as President of both the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and remains on the boards. In public service roles, he has served as Chairman of the Texas Public Finance Authority, Member of the Board of Visitors of the Air University of the United States Air Force, and a Council Member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
He has also been a leader of Jewish charitable and political organizations, including six years as Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council and current board membership of the Israel Policy Forum. In addition, Ambassador Stanley served as Chairman of the Legacy Senior Communities, a Jewish-sponsored, not-for-profit charitable organization in Dallas, TX.
Ambassador Stanley has worked on every presidential campaign since 1988 (in most cases serving on the finance councils) and helped form Blue Senate, a Dallas PAC that hosts most Senate candidates. He also served as Dallas County Chair for Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s campaign in 1988 and Governor Ann Richards’ campaign from 1989-1990. More recently, Ambassador Stanley served as Chairman of Lawyers for Biden (2019-20).
Beginning as a college student, Ambassador Stanley worked in the U.S. Congress for three years, serving with Representative Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) and with the Committee on House Administration as an aide to Chairman Frank Thompson (D-NJ). In that role, he created the first Telephone Directory for the U.S. House of Representatives and was its Editor from 1977-1979.
Ambassador Stanley and his wife Wendy have been married for 37 years and have three grown children. He enjoys hiking and skiing. In 2014, he donated his kidney to an ill Dallas rabbi.