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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Go For De Novo: FDA’s Revised Approach to Medical Device Accessories
Vinay Bhupathy,Stephanie L. Zeppa, February 25, 2015
Accessories are an everyday reality for almost all users of technology products today. They can help improve efficacy, increase usability and make many other improvements to the technology we use. Increasingly, accessories are used for health related applications (e.g., smartwatches that connect to...

Interface without Regulation - FDA Deregulates MDDS and Related Technologies
Vinay Bhupathy,Stephanie L. Zeppa, February 23, 2015
2015 has been a busy year for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In January, the FDA issued guidance documents addressing wellness applications as well as accessories to medical devices and it looks like the administration is continuing the trend into February with a finalized regulatory...

FDA Issues Guidance for Low-Risk General Wellness Products
Andrew S. Kreider,Stephanie L. Zeppa, February 18, 2015
On January 20, 2015, the FDA issued draft guidelines[1] designed to give developers whose products and applications promote healthy lifestyles (so-called “general wellness products”) direction on when such products qualify as medical devices under Section 201(h) of the Food Drug &...

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Stephanie L. Zeppa

379 Lytton Avenue
Palo AltoCA 94301


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