Dentons Adds Elmer Stancil and Robert Sills

8/28/17

Elmer Stancil

Dentons, the global law firm, today announces expansion of the Firm's nationally ranked Public Policy team in Atlanta with the addition of Elmer Stancil and Robert Sills.

Stancil, who joins as a senior managing director, moves from Georgia's State Road and Tollway Authority and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) where he served as deputy executive director. He brings leadership capabilities in transportation and economic development policy, advocacy and relationship management with stakeholders across Georgia. At GRTA Stancil led the strategic vision for its internal departments; managed finance solutions for local communities; coordinated with the Governor's office and Georgia General Assembly on recommendations for transit governance strategies and transit funding models. Immediately prior to GRTA, he served as director of government relations and policy at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, where he worked with Georgia's leaders and policy makers to build support for and execute economic development initiatives across the state.

Sills, who joins as an associate, worked for the Georgia General Assembly as policy director and in-house counsel for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus where he drafted legislation, analyzed policy proposals and research, and served as a liaison to state and local governments, external interest groups, law enforcement agencies and lobbyists.

"As the intersection of business, politics and policy continues to narrow, Elmer and Robert bring unique experience that will make them great assets to our clients across the state," said Eric Tanenblatt, chair of Dentons US Public Policy team. "We welcome them to our growing Atlanta team."

Stancil and Sills join the ranks of Dentons' diverse Atlanta Public Policy partners and principals, including Thurbert Baker, former Georgia Attorney General; Gordon Giffin, former US Ambassador to Canada; Eric Tanenblatt, former chief of staff to Governor Sonny Perdue; Sharon Gay, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Executive Counsel to the mayor; Steve Labovitz, former chief of staff for the City of Atlanta; Mark Burkhalter, former Speaker of the House (GA); Dan Baskerville, former director of the Fulton County Manager's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs; Lemuel Ward, former attorney in the City of Atlanta Law Department; Edward Lindsey, former Georgia State Representative and House Majority Whip; Buddy Darden, former Georgia Congressman; Virgil Fludd, former state representative in the Georgia General Assembly and Amy Odom. Speaker Newt Gingrich is also a member of Dentons' Public Policy team.

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. www.dentons.com.

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