Stanley is a distinguished lawyer in both the business and nonprofit world. He is a founder of Western Center on Law & Poverty, Public Counsel and Bet Tzedek, which have collectively represented hundreds of thousands of low-income individuals and have won some of the most significant legal precedents in American law. Stan is also the Founding National Director of The Holocaust Survivors Justice Network, a coordinated network of over 2500 lawyers that have recovered over $25 million in reparations, for which Stan received the American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award. Additionally, Stan is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Lawyer magazine and a Lawyer of the Year award from California Lawyer magazine. From 2000 through 2020, Stan was a member of the prominent national law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Phillips, LLP. A former law professor and former member of the Institutional Biological Safety Committee of Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Stan is also a rabbi, and has founded a synagogue, and a seminary training rabbis, cantors and chaplains.
Jim assists with all of WorkingNation’s information technology needs. He has 20 years of experience as an IT manager, with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. He is skilled in e-commerce, entrepreneurship, and strategic partnerships, and he has assisted various startups as an IT consultant, project manager, and product manager. Jim was born and educated in Australia.
Steve brings a wide array of experience to WorkingNation, having worked as a network television reporter, nonfiction author, documentary producer, and publicist during his 30-plus years in media. Steve spent 16 years as an investigative reporter for ESPN’s award-winning Outside the Lines. He won a Peabody Award in 2013 for his story on the concussion crisis in the NFL, and he earned an Emmy nomination for his 2009 story on Joe Paterno’s morally decaying Penn State football program. Steve has written 12 nonfiction books, including The Fire Inside, an oral history of American firefighters, which inspired the History Channel documentary Into the Fire and served as source material for the fictional film Ladder 49. Steve also co-produced a college basketball documentary, Guru of Go, for ESPN’s esteemed 30 for 30 series.