Jane Kheel Stanley

attorney, writer and philanthropist

Jane Kheel Stanley is an attorney, writer and philanthropist with over thirty years of legal and financial experience involving tax-exempt organizations. She is a Fulbright Scholar, and an honors graduate of Columbia Law School and Harvard University, and is admitted to the New York State Bar; District of Columbia Bar; Bar of the U.S Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Second and Fifth Circuits; Bar of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York and Maryland. In recent years she has dedicated her time to the service of several non-profits, including the Nurture Nature Foundation, the Nurture Nature Center, Nurture New York’s Nature (recently merged with the Nurture Nature Foundation), and the TASK Foundation.

Stanley has a number of publications to her credit. She wrote extensively on pension and welfare plan law, first individually, then as Senior Editor of The Employee Benefits Law Treatise of the American Bar Association, and finally as Editor in Chief of the yearly supplements to that treatise. This 1600 page treatise and its 1000 page annual supplements are the leading reference source for lawyers in the field.

Prior to that, Stanley worked for over a decade for the Solicitor’s Office at the United States Department of Labor, Plan Benefits Security Division, where she was in charge of complex litigation involving misfeasance by fiduciaries of ERISA covered pension and welfare plans. For her work at the U.S. Department of Labor, Stanley was awarded the U.S. Department of Labor Distinguished Achievement Award (1984); U.S. Department of Labor Distinguished Achievement Award (1983); Solicitor of Labor’s Special Achievement Award (1982); U.S. Department of Labor Distinguished Achievement Award (1980).