Practice Areas
  • University of Illinois Chicago, M.B.A., 2014
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • Boston College, B.A., 1995
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Department of Defense - Trial Judiciary

Stanley F. Orszula

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T. 312.629.7483
F. 312.984.3150

Stan is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group with extensive experience providing strategic counsel to banks on compliance and regulatory issues, general banking corporate matters, secured lending, distressed loans and assets, failed bank receiverships and note sales. Stan's background includes experience as an attorney with the FDIC, sitting on the board of a financial institution, and representing banks in private practice for over 10 years. He has gained a unique perspective which banks rely on to navigate today's complex regulatory environment. Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, Stan was a partner in the Chicago office of a large regional law firm.

In addition to his regulatory knowledge, Stan has practical experience gained as a prosecutor and a defense attorney with the United States Navy Judge Advocate Corps.

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Selected, Illinois Super Lawyers (Banking, 2014-2017, Rising Star 2009-2010)
  • STAR Award, FDIC (2010-2011)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association. Senior Director, Chicago Bar Association (2007-2008), Secretary, Chicago Bar Association (2006-2007), Director, Chicago Bar Association (2004-2006), Young Lawyer Section, Bankruptcy Committee Co-Chair, Chicago Bar Association (2002-2004)
  • Turnaround Management Association, Chicago/Midwest Chapter. Co-chair, Future Leaders' Committee, (2006-2007), Parliamentarian, (2007-2008)
  • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and National Defense Service Medal, United States Armed Forces

Charitable and Community Involvement

  • Director, Chicago Lawyers Rugby Football Club
  • National Eagle Scout Association


Events & Speaking Engagements