R. Stanton Dodge serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), a Fortune 200 satellite TV provider with more than 13.5 million subscribers nationwide. Mr. Dodge is responsible for all legal and government affairs for DISH and its subsidiaries, and oversees Corporate Communications. Since joining DISH in November 1996, Mr. Dodge has served in increasingly senior positions in the Legal Department, and was responsible for Human Resources from January 2010 through July 2011.
Mr. Dodge has received many accolades for his accomplishments in the legal field, including 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).
Mr. Dodge serves on the Board of Directors of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), and is actively involved in many community and philanthropic causes. He serves on the board of directors of National Jewish Health and Colorado Concern. In 2015, Mr. Dodge was appointed by United States Senator Michael Bennet to serve on his Federal Judicial Selection Advisory Committee, and in 2013, Mr. Dodge began serving a six-year term on the 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission for the State of Colorado. Mr. Dodge has testified numerous times before subcommittees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives regarding copyright law and other issues affecting the video distribution business.
Prior to joining DISH, Mr. Dodge was a 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.
In his spare time, Mr. Dodge enjoys cycling, skiing, fly fishing and spending time with his wife and their two young sons.