Attorney at Law
School of Law
Stephanie graduated from Santa Clara University Law School and also has a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Prior to joining UpCounsel, Stephanie practiced at large international law firms working with a wide range of clients, including clients in the telecommunications, semiconductor, medical device, and… read more computer hardware industries.
Jul 2012 - Oct 2014
Successfully developed case strategies and led large-scale projects from inception to completion. Excelled as team lead—acted as primary client point of contact, set and rigorously enforced performance and work product quality standards and ensured all internal and external case deadlines were met. Demonstrated superior external communication skills by negotiating and resolving over thirty cases.
Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP
Apr 2010 - Jun 2012
Principally responsible for all day-to-day activities in patent litigation cases. Responsibilities included: meeting and conferring with opposing counsel; managing and mentoring junior associates; appearing at case management conferences; drafting and filing all pleadings; drafting and serving all forms of discovery including infringement contentions and invalidity contentions.
Aug 2007 - Apr 2010
Participated in all aspects of discovery. Substantial deposition experience including preparing deponents and taking and defending depositions. Experience meeting and conferring with opposing counsel regarding discovery disputes, and working directly with experts to prepare contentions and expert reports. Technologies included inverter controllers, LEDs, medical devices, and telecommunications.
Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner
Aug 2005 - Jul 2007
Appeared in court on both contested and routine matters including motion practice and case management conferences. Personally settled a breach of contract suit at a settlement conference as a first-year associate. Drafted infringement contentions and expert reports. Reviewed and coded documents using the Concordance platform.