Stephanie L. Zeppa


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Middle Market
  • Private Equity
  • Public Company Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Private Wealth Services
  • Entertainment, Technology, and Advertising
  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - FCPA
  • Intellectual Property Rights Under Government Contracts
  • Immigration
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Foreign Investment for Entrepreneurs and Investors - EB-5
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
  • IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks and Trade Dress
  • International Practice
  • China
  • International Trade
  • Wine
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • L'Italian Desk
  • Korea
  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Employment Agreements
  • Handbooks and Personnel Policies
  • High-Technology Employment
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Executive Compensation
  • International Tax
  • Non-Profit and Tax-Exempt Entities
  • Technology Transactions
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Digital Business
  • Fashion, Apparel and Beauty
  • Healthcare
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Retail
  • Social Media
  • Video Game
University Pepperdine University, B.A., cum laude, 1994
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999 Order of the Coif
Admitted1999, California


•Catalyst Award Program Advisor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute - UCSF

•Member, California Bar Association

•Advisor, Astia


Stephanie Zeppa is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Palo Alto office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Zeppa has extensive experience representing both private and public companies in a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, financing, strategic transactions and corporate governance matters. She also works with emerging growth companies, founders, institutional investors and other investors in connection with formation, financing and exits of emerging growth and technology companies. The companies that she works with are in a number of industries including digital media, interactive entertainment, digital health, retail fashion, IT and financial services throughout the United States and Europe.

Stephanie has been nationally recognized as a leading venture capital and M&A lawyer. Chambers Guide: Stephanie Zeppa is described by clients as a very solid ally on your team, a very logical and fast thinker and an excellent negotiator with a broad understanding of issues.


•Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts, Legal 500, 2014

•Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital, Chambers, 2013




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Proposed Health IT Strategy Aims to Promote Innovation
Eugene Y.C. Ngai,Stephanie L. Zeppa, June 17, 2014
On April 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in consultation with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft report addressing a proposed strategy and recommendations on an...

Facebook Announces Purchase of Oculus VR, a Virtual Reality Gaming Company
Irene Lu,Stephanie L. Zeppa, April 4, 2014
On March 25th Facebook announced the social media company’s plans to acquire Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion. Oculus is best known for its forthcoming product, Oculus Rift, a virtual reality gaming headset. By offering expansive 3D views and technology that reacts to a user’s...

Mobile Medical App Regulations on the Move - Proposed Bills To Further Alter the Regulatory Landscape of Mobile Medical Applications
Lauren Lewis,Stephanie L. Zeppa, April 3, 2014
Apple’s apps store lists close to a 100,000 health apps. Together with wearable technology, direct-to-consumer testing services, and greater consumer participation in the decision to purchase health insurance, the healthcare market in the United States is undergoing a significant...

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Stephanie L. Zeppa

379 Lytton Avenue
Palo AltoCA 94301


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