President’s CV

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Lawyer, co-author of RAND report, Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers; currently leading AV technology assessment aspect of RAND U.S. Army project on automated convoy operations; principal author of November 2015 Texas Transportation Institute Policy Research Center report, Data Privacy Considerations for Automated and Connected Vehicles; currently participating in RAND cyber law enforcement project for DOJ; conducted DARPA research concerning smartphone privacy issues; over 15 years of legal experience with wireless communications issues and FCC regulatory advocacy.


RAND Corporation
February 2012 – Present      Arlington, Virginia
  • Currently leading technology assessment aspect of U.S. Army project concerning requirements of leader-follower (platooning) automated vehicle technology and automated convoy operations, which will impact all Army ground vehicle operations.
  • Assessed policy risks and gaps relating to automated/connected vehicle (AV/CV) technology, including ownership and use of wireless data, wireless communications issues and the use of spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band, as co-author of January 2014 RAND report, Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers,
  • Principal author, “Legal Accelerators and Brakes for Deployment of Automated Vehicles,” chapter of book, Road Vehicle Automation 2, Springer International Publishing, 2015, with co-authors Ellen Partridge (USDOT) and Frank Douma (University of Minnesota), which explores three AV deployment questions: 1) where are uniform laws needed; 2) what deployment will come first and will it be evolutionary or revolutionary; and 3) how should tests be devised for ratings or certification.
  • Currently leading development of legal and investigative resources for cyber prosecutors on the Law Enforcement Cyber Center website being developed by RAND and the International Association of Chiefs of Police,, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), to assist state and local law enforcement with the investigation and prosecution of cyber crimes.
  • Conducted RAND research for the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of DOJ, on electronic surveillance, focusing on smartphones and mobile applications (“mobile apps”); research provides information to law enforcement and prosecutors concerning data sources for investigations and related data use and data privacy issues.
  • Conducted RAND research for DARPA, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, concerning smartphone data collection, including a comprehensive review of Federal privacy –related statutes and regulations and an analysis of commercial smartphone privacy policies.
  • Principal author of RAND research report, Business Bribery Risk Assessment, a year-long investigation of factors that contribute to business bribery risk for global companies, published November 2014. Supervised and managed RAND team of scientists, economists, and operations researchers to develop country risk reports for 197 countries for TRACE International, the research sponsor. Country reports and research report are published on the TRACE International website,
  • Co-author of article, “The Legal and Policy Road Ahead: An Analysis of Public Comments in NHTSA’s Vehicle-to-Vehicle Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.” Article focuses on three concerns identified by NHTSA as potential barriers to acceptance of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology by both interested stakeholder groups and the public: 1) implications for privacy; 2) threats to security; and 3) potential liability. Article published in the Minnesota Journal of Science, Law and Technology, 2015
  • Co-chair, organizer, and moderator for “Pathways to Automated Vehicles,” a two-day break-out session at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI) Automated Vehicle Symposium, July 2015, that addressed U.S. AV/CV regulatory and certification issues, international regulation of AV/CVs, insurance and liability developments concerning AV/CV technologies, and AV/CV data privacy issues.
  • Co-moderated and organized “Legal Accelerators and Brakes,” a two-day break-out session that explored the key legal issues that could accelerate or inhibit the deployment of AV/CVs at the TRB/AUVSI Automated Vehicles Symposium, July 2014.
  • Co-moderated the “Data Ownership, Access, Protection, and Discovery” break-out session at the TRB Automated Vehicle Symposium, “Challenges and Opportunities of Road Vehicle Automation,” at Stanford University Law School, July 2013.
  • Presented a co-authored RAND technical paper, “Road Vehicle Automation: How Best to Realize its Social Benefits,” and participated as a panelist on international certification issues for AVs, and as a panelist on a legal and regulatory policy frameworks for AVs, at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, France, October 2015.
  • Keynote speaker, “Under the Automated Hood: What are the Policy Implications?,” Transport Futures conference, Toronto, Canada, September 2015.
  • Presented a co-authored RAND report, Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers, to a plenary session, International Conference on Connected Vehicles, Vienna, Austria, November 2014.
  • Keynote speaker, “Autonomous Vehicles: The Legal and Policy Road Ahead,” at the conference of the same name at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2014.
Stanley Consulting, LLC
January 2011 – Present       Arlington, Virginia
  • Principal author of report, Data Privacy Considerations for Automated and Connected Vehicles, published by the Transportation Policy Research Center, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, that identifies key AV/CV policy issues for the Texas legislature. Research explores how state organizations such as departments of transportation, toll authorities, and traffic management planners may use AV/CV data, and related data privacy issues. Scope of research was enlarged to address how AV/CV data privacy issues fit into the larger state and federal framework concerning protection of personally identifiable information (PII).
CPA Global
September 2009 – December 2010       Gurgaon, India
  • Managed and directed a team of over 100 lawyers, supervising their work on telecommunications regulatory and privacy policy research, legal research and drafting of pleadings, contract review, and litigation support.
Infosys Technologies
August 2007 – August 2009       Bangalore, India and Washington, D.C.
  • Developed a new legal services business as part of Infosys (a global technology and consulting company) management team reporting directly to CEO. Business grew from zero to 400 professionals in two years.
B.G. Fund, L.P
January 2006 – August 2007       Washington, D.C
  • Counseled private equity fund on due diligence and basic intellectual property and licensing issues concerning health-related wireless communications technology investments.
Cole, Raywid & Braverman (now Davis, Wright, Tremaine)
December 1997 – December 2005       Washington, D.C.
  • Represented the largest U.S. provider of wireless infrastructure (cell towers) for the wireless communications industry in state and federal litigation and regulatory matters, including devising a regulatory strategy for a new technology, Distributed Antennae System (DAS), deployed throughout the U.S.
  • Traveled to Asmara, Eritrea, and Kabul, Afghanistan, to assist senior government officials with developing wireless spectrum and information and communications technology policies.
  • Lead attorney for arbitrations and regulatory litigation at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state Public Service Commissions on behalf of Internet Service Providers and wireless communications carriers, directing and supervising a legal team.
  • Drafted and negotiated major interconnection agreements and other contracts between wireless communications carriers and Verizon.
January 1992 – December 1997       Oakton, Virginia
  • Represented AT&T before state Public Service Commissions in rate cases, arbitrations, and other contested proceedings. Managed litigation teams of AT&T technical witnesses, outside counsel, expert witnesses, and economists during arbitrations and regulatory litigation. Presented written and oral advocacy to state Public Service Commissions and the FCC on behalf of AT&T about complex technical issues such as interconnection, unbundling and pricing of network elements, and number portability.
Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges
November 1987 – January 1992       Washington, D.C.
  • Represented clients in federal district court litigation and in advocacy at the FCC.
U.S. Department of Justice
August 1984 –November 1987       Washington, D.C.
  • Investigated and prosecuted defense contractors as a member of the Defense Procurement Fraud Unit, Fraud Section, Criminal Division. Handled grand jury investigations and federal district court litigation.
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
August 1983 – August 1984       Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Justice
January 1978 –August 1983       Washington, D.C.

January 1974 – January 1978       New York, New York


  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C.
  • B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • District of Columbia
  • State of Virginia
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Columbia


  • Stanley, Karlyn D., Jason Wagner, Data Privacy Considerations for Automated and Connected Vehicles, Austin, Tex.: Transportation Policy Research Center, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 2015.
  • Stanley, Karlyn D., Ellen Partridge and Frank Douma, “Legal Accelerators and Brakes for Deployment of Automated Vehicles,” in Road Vehicle Automation 2, Lecture Notes in Mobility, G. Meyers and S. Beiker (eds.) Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
  • Boustead, Anne E., Karlyn D. Stanley, “The Legal and Policy Road Ahead: An Analysis of Public Comments in NHTSA’s Vehicle-to-Vehicle Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,” Minneapolis, Minn.: Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 16, Issue 2, 2015.
  • Anderson, James M., Nidhi Kalra, Karlyn D. Stanley, Paul Sorensen, Constantine Samaras and Oluwatobi Oluwatola, Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, RR-443-1-RC, 2014
  • Anderson, James M., Nidhi Kalra, Karlyn D. Stanley, Paul Sorensen, Constantine Samaras and Oluwatobi Oluwatola, Autonomous Vehicle Technology: How to Best Realize Its Social Benefits, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, RB-9755-RC, 2014.
  • Stanley, Karlyn D., Elvira N. Loredo, Nicholas Burger, Jeremy N.V. Miles, and Clinton W. Saloga, Business Bribery Risk Assessment, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, RR-839-TII, 2014.
  • Stanley, Karlyn D., Susan M. Gates, William Welser IV, and Thomas S. Szayna, United States Special Operations Command: Civilian Work Force Authorities and Options, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, PR-1186-OSD, 2014.
  • Loredo, Elvira N., John E. Peters, Karlyn D. Stanley, Matthew E. Boyer, William Welser IV, and Thomas S. Szayna, Authorities and Options for Funding USSOCOM Operations, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, RR-360-SOCOM, 2014.
  • Loredo, Elvira N., Karlyn D. Stanley and Michael D. Greenberg, Anti-Corruption Regulations in Emerging and Expeditionary Markets: New Markets, New Challenges, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, CF-304-CCEG, 2012.


  • Appointed as Core faculty member, Pardee RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica, CA (2013-present).
  • Appointed to Emerging Technology Law Committee, Transportation Research Board (2013-2018).
  • Appointed to the Steering Committee of the 9th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference, Transportation Research Board/National Academies of Science (November 4-5, 2015).
  • Member, On Road Automated Vehicle Standards (ORAVS) Committee SAE (2013 – present).
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