Stacey Mobley joined Dickstein Shapiro in 2008 as senior counsel serving in an advisory capacity and working closely with the State Attorneys General Practice, and as a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. Stacey comes to the firm following a noteworthy career at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”), which he joined in 1972 as the company’s first African-American lawyer, and retired as senior vice president, chief administrative officer, general counsel, and a member of Office of the Chief Executive. In 2008, The American Lawyer awarded Stacey with its Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2007, he received an Appleseed award for his commitment to promoting pro bono legal support and diversity in the workplace.
Stacey began working in DuPont’s Wilmington, Delaware office after completing the Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship program in his hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania, where he counseled local residents on custody, banking, and housing matters. In 1983, he was named director of the Washington, DC office of DuPont External Affairs and three years later became the vice president of external affairs. In 1992, he moved back to the Wilmington office and became senior vice president of external affairs. Stacey was named DuPont General Counsel in 1999, and also served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer.
Highlights of Stacey’s distinguished career at DuPont include his advancement of the “DuPont Model,” a system for streamlining outside counsel and building a preferred provider network of loyal, diverse firms, as well as his role in the establishment of highly successful diversity and hiring programs.
Stacey volunteered for the NAACP and the United Way of America, and serves on the boards of Howard University, International Paper Company, Wilmington Trust Corporation, and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited.
In January 2001 Delaware’s governor, Ruth Ann Minner, appointed Stacey to chair the State’s Strategic Economic Council, a 22-member group established to study and promote Delaware’s economic growth. He also has represented DuPont in a variety of community activities including directing Delaware’s statewide United Way campaign in 1998, and chairing the DuPont RiverFest in 2000 to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware.