Nicole Stanton recently was named the managing partner of the Phoenix office of national law firm Quarles & Brady LLP. Her term began on Jan. 1.
In her new role, Stanton becomes one of the few women to lead one of the largest law firms in Phoenix.
Stanton, an award-winning litigation attorney in the firm’s commercial litigation practice group, also serves as the firm’s associate general counsel as well as claims and ethics counsel for the Phoenix office. She is one of three women who serve as office managing partner among the firm’s eight locations, highlighting the strong leadership of women within Quarles.
Stanton is a member of Charter 100 Women, serves as a founding board member and past president of the Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council of the Phoenix Art Museum and is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, teaching professional responsibility. She was selected by her peers in 2011 and 2012 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.
A graduate of Valley Leadership Class XXIX, Stanton was the YWCA of Maricopa County’s 2011 Tribute to Women honoree in the business leader category. She was recently named as one of the 50 most influential women in Arizona. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah.