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M. Stanford Blanton

Managing Partner
  • (205) 226-3417
Download Resume sblanton@balch.com
Education
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 1983, Alabama Law Review, Order of the Coif 
  • The University of Alabama
    M.B.A., 1983
  • The University of Alabama
    B.S., 1980, Commerce and Business Administration, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 2013
  • Alabama, 1983
About Stan
He has great foresight, he's tireless and he's a subject matter expert on all aspects of nuclear energy. An outstanding strategic thinker who can dissect arguments and provide sound counterarguments; nobody can handle pressure better than Stan.

- Chambers USA

Q&A
  • Which courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States District Courts, United States Courts of Appeal, United States Court of Federal Claims.
  • What types of clients do you represent?
    Electric utility companies, suppliers of nuclear fuel and components, and investors in electric generating facilities.
     

Select Matters

  • Lead counsel for owner and operator developing first nuclear power plant licensed in the United States in over 30 years, including licensing (including contested hearings), commercial contract negotiation and drafting, multi-party negotiations regarding federal loan guarantees, resolution of large multi-party commercial disputes, and regulatory compliance.
  • Lead counsel for nuclear licensee in connection with claims against United States arising out of failure to accept and dispose of spent nuclear fuel pursuant to contracts between licensee and Department of Energy, including trial and appeal.
  • Nuclear policy advice to nuclear plant owners and national trade associations regarding legislative proposals regarding commercial nuclear power issues including new plant development, nuclear waste storage and disposal, and nuclear power economics.

Publications

    News

      Speaking Engagements

        Credentials

        Education
        • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1983, Alabama Law Review, Order of the Coif 
        • The University of Alabama, M.B.A., 1983
        • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1980, Commerce and Business Administration, cum laude
        Bar Admissions
        • Georgia, 2013
        • Alabama, 1983
        Professional Affiliations
        • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow 
        • American Bar Association, Section on Infrastructure and Regulated Industries, Nuclear Energy Law Committee, Chairman (2009-2016), Vice Chair (2002-2009; 2016-present)
        • American Bar Association, Business Torts Committee, Subcommittee on Jury Instructions
        • American Bar Association, Public Utility Section
        • Nuclear Energy Institute, Lawyers Committee, Chairman (2002-2006)
        • Birmingham Bar Association
        Awards & Accolades
        • The Best Lawyers in America, Energy and Government Relations Law
        • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year 2014, Birmingham, Government Relations Law, Lawyer of the Year 2017 & 2020, Birmingham, Energy
        • Chambers USA, Tier One, Nationwide, Nuclear Energy (Regulatory and Litigation)
        • Mid-South Super Lawyers
        • Who’s Who in Law, Birmingham Business Journal
        • Birmingham 205, BHMBIZ
        • Executives of Influence, Birmingham Business Journal, 2017
        • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, 2017 & 2018
        • B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2018
        Community Involvement
        • Birmingham Business Alliance, Executive Committee and Board Member
        • Alabama Capital Network, Advisory Board Member 
        • Monday Morning Quarterback Club, Board Member
        • Birmingham Downtown Kiwanis Club
        • Order of St. John