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Steven B. Hantler

Steven B. Hantler

Steven B. Hantler is Director of Policy Initiatives for The Marcus Family Office in Atlanta, Georgia.  In this capacity he advises Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus in the areas of public policy, free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and national security.  He joined The Marcus Family Office in 2007 after a 27-year career with Chrysler Corporation.

Mr. Hantler is also a member of the Board of Directors of American Axle and Manufacturing in Detroit, Michigan.  Mr. Hantler was elected to the Board of Directors of American Axle in July 2011.   

At Chrysler, Mr. Hantler was Assistant General Counsel for Government and Regulation.  He brought leadership and innovation to a succession of management roles resulting in reduced costs and better legal outcomes for the Company.  Prior to joining Chrysler, he was engaged in the private practice of law.

Mr. Hantler is one of the nation’s leading experts on litigation strategy, crisis management, litigation communications and liability reform.  His innovative approach to integrating litigation and communications was featured in CNBC profiles.  He is frequently invited to speak at national meetings on crisis management, litigation strategy and communications, and liability reform among other topics.  Several of his speeches have been published in Vital Speeches of the Day.  His articles have been published by The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Chief Executive Magazine, Litigation Management Magazine, Inside Litigation Magazine, and the Examiner Newspapers.  His “Guide to State Legal Climates” is published annually by Directorship Magazine. 

He is a member of the board of directors of Job Creators Alliance and chairs the board of directors of the Center for America.  He previously served as Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Judicial College, as a Senior Fellow at Pacific Research Institute, on the Legal Policy Advisory Board of the Washington Legal Foundation, and on the board of directors of the New York University Law School Center for Labor and Employment.