Karlyn D. Stanley

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Senior Policy Analyst
Washington Office

Education

J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University; B.A. in political science, University of Michigan

Overview

Karlyn Stanley is a lawyer whose career has focused on technology, including building and leading technology-focused legal practices for two international companies and a national law firm, handling high-profile regulatory litigation as a senior lawyer at AT&T, and prosecuting white-collar crime as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. At RAND, she has leveraged her expertise in administrative law and regulation in projects for the National Security Research Division (NSRD), Arroyo Center, Social and Economic Well-being (SEW) and Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ). She served as a telecommunications subject matter expert for the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) project in Puerto Rico sponsored by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where she applied the experience gained from her work as a law firm partner and senior attorney at AT&T. She is a subject matter expert on the legal and policy dimensions of autonomous vehicles, and is the lead author of a new RAND study of the impact of autonomous vehicles on automobile insurance. She has expertise in fifth generation (5G),"smart cities," and other emerging technologies. She has leveraged her experience as a federal prosecutor in numerous RAND projects concerning cybercrime investigation and prosecution, digital evidence, electronic surveillance, and anti-corruption regulation and assessment. She is currently teaching a course in international business ethics as an adjunct professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. She is an accomplished public speaker and has presented RAND research internationally and throughout the United States.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Adjunct Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Recent Projects

  • How are Emerging Legal Regimes for Autonomous Vehicles Likely to Affect Public Welfare and Liability?
  • Assessing Host Nation and Operational Contract Support in Europe
  • Recovery Plan for the Communications and Information Technology Sector after Hurricanes Irma and Maria: Laying the Foundation for the Digital Transformation of Puerto Rico
  • The End of Sanctuary: Protecting the Army's Installations from Emerging Threats
  • Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Auto Insurance

Selected Publications

Karlyn D. Stanley, Michelle Grise, James Anderson, Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Auto Insurance , RAND (RR-4468-ICJ), 2020

Loredo, Elvira N., Karlyn D. Stanley, Ryan Consaul, Jordan R. Reimer, and Anita Szafran, The End of Sanctuary: Protecting the Army's Installations from Emerging Threats, RAND Corporation (RR-A107-1), 2020

Amado Cordova and Karlyn D. Stanley, "Public Private Partnership for Building a Resilient Broadband Infrastructure in Puerto Rico," Telecommunications Policy, (No. 4), 2021

Cordova, Amado, Ryan Consaul, Karlyn D. Stanley, Ajay Kochar, Ricardo Sanchez, David Metz, Recovery Plan for the Communications and Information Technology Sector after Hurricanes Irma and Maria: Laying the Foundation for the Digital Transformation of Puerto Rico, RAND (RR-2599), 2020

Anderson, James M., Nidhi Kalra, Karlyn D. Stanley, Paul Sorensen, Constantine Samaras, and Tobi A. Oluwatola, Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers, RAND Corporation (RR-443-1-RC), 2014

Stanley, Karlyn D., Elvira N. Loredo, Nicholas E. Burger, Jeremy N. V. Miles, and Clinton W. Saloga, Business Bribery Risk Assessment, RAND Corporation (RR-839-TII), 2014

Publications