Chief Legal Officer, DraftKIngs Inc.
Stanton serves as Chief Legal Officer of DraftKings Inc., the world’s largest daily fantasy sports platform. Stanton is responsible for all legal and government affairs for DraftKings, and oversees Corporate Communications.
Prior to DraftKings, Stanton served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), a Fortune 200 satellite TV provider with more than 14.5 million subscribers nationwide.
Prior to DISH, Stanton served as law clerk to the Hon. Jose D.L. Marquez of the Colorado Court of Appeals. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 1995 and his B.S. in accounting from the University of Vermont in 1991.
Stanton serves on the Board of Directors of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), and is actively involved in many community and philanthropic causes. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Colorado Concern, serves on the Board of Directors of National Jewish Health, and is a member of the Capital Campaign Committee for the National Western Center. Stanton is also a member of the American Law Institute. In 2018, Stanton began serving a six-year term on the Supreme Court Nominating Commission for the State of Colorado, and in 2015, Stanton was appointed by United States Senator Michael Bennet to serve on his Federal Judicial Selection Advisory Committee.
Stanton has received many accolades for his accomplishments in the legal field, including the Legal 500 – GC Powerlist: United States 2019, recognizing the 500 most influential in-house lawyers in the United States (2019); the National Law Journal – America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel, recognizing general counsel that serve as models inside their companies and in their communities (2016); the Denver Business Journal – C-Suite Award: Chief Legal Officer of the Year, recognizing the top Chief Legal Officer in the Denver metro area based on innovation, business leadership and community involvement (2015); the University of Colorado Law School − "Adopted Alumnus" Award, recognizing individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the law school (2015); the Burton Awards – “Legends in Law” Award, recognizing outstanding corporate general counsel in the United States (2014); and the inaugural Legal 500 – Corporate Counsel 100: United States, recognizing the 100 most influential in-house lawyers in the United States (2013).
In his spare time, Mr. Dodge enjoys cycling, skiing, fly fishing and golf, and spending time with his wife and their three young children.