“From The Anatomy of Melancholy to Criminal Trials: How the English Major Shaped a Career”
Sponsored by Philadelphia Alumni Writers House
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Stanley Brand is a 1970 graduate of the college where he majored in English and earned Departmental Honors for his independent study: The Anatomy of Melancholy: A Mean in All Things. He has a J. D. from Georgetown University Law School. From 1976-1983 he was General Counsel to the US House of Representatives under Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill. He entered private practice in 1984 and as former client George Stephanopoulos wrote in his autobiography, he “specializes in cases at the intersection of politics, criminal law and communicating in the Washington echo chamber”. Since 1992 he has served as vice president of Minor League Baseball where he directed organized baseball’s defense of the historic antitrust exemption on the l990s and wax counsel to MLB in the congressional steroid hearings in 2005. He has been a trustee of the College since 2005.
This event is open to the public.