As EVP and General Counsel, Stanley will be responsible for ELC's legal organization globally. She will act as a strategic advisor to the organization and to ELC’s board on global legal issues and the company’s business interests going forward, according to the company. In this role, she will lead the company’s legal strategy, practices and policies globally. Stanley will act as a key partner to ELC’s executive leaders and business units across the organization on a wide range of legal matters including corporate strategies, reporting, compliance, risk mitigation, governance and complex business transactions. She will also lead the company’s legal review of potential acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
“Deirdre is a highly talented, proven general counsel and seasoned executive whose global business acumen and legal expertise are matched only by her leadership capabilities and sound judgment,” said William P. Lauder. “Deirdre’s exemplary track record of leading large organizations and acting as a key strategic partner to multiple CEOs and boards at a family-controlled, publicly traded company makes her uniquely suited to take on this role.”
Prior to joining ELC, Stanley served as general counsel for The Thomson Reuters Corporation and its predecessor company for 17 years. She holds an A.B. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and a J.D. from Harvard University, where she served as a member of the Harvard Law Review. She is a director of Consolidated Edison, Inc. and member of the board of trustees of the Hospital for Special Surgery and The Dalton School."