John D. Stanley is part of our Business Law Practice Group and has had a long and distinguished career with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
At the time of his retirement from Air Products, John was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Administrative Officer. In that role, he was responsible for the company’s law group, corporate secretary’s office, government and community relations (including philanthropy) group, and global trade compliance function and oversaw, at various times, the human resources, communications, information technology, business shared services, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate risk and security functions.
Throughout his career, John gained a wide-range of experience, providing legal counsel and support to business managers and executives on a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters, including commercial transactions, contracts, financings, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures, general securities, internal investigations and other regulatory and employment law matters. His primary practice areas over the years include corporate, with emphasis on mergers and acquisition, joint ventures and other large global transactional work, both public and private; global antitrust and compliance; general commercial and employment law, including benefits and compensation issues and general employment litigation.
Over the years, John has been very involved in the community. He is currently a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Lehigh Valley Health Network, having served for five years as Chairman, Vice-Chairman of the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority, and serves as Vice-Chair on the boards of both the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, and DeSales University. John also serves on the Downtown Allentown Community Development Initiative and chairs the Advisory Council for the Building 21 of the Allentown School District. He previously chaired the Air Products Foundation Board of Trustees, and has served at various times on the boards of the United Way of the Lehigh Valley, ArtsQuest, Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley.