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William Stempel

William Stempel

Attorney at Law

New Haven
Connecticut
Licensed in
CA, CT, NY
Yale Law School
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About
Bill Stempel is a lawyer, mediator and arbitrator in Hamden, Connecticut. In his 40-year professional career, he has worked in diverse organizations and industries and in a wide range of subject matter areas. His current law practice, W. D. Stempel LLC, focuses on health care, life sciences, software and IP licensing, employment, and general business and corporate matters. His dispute resolution practice includes mediation of health care, employment and commercial disputes and disputes between partners in professional practices, family businesses, and other small businesses, as well as commercial arbitration.
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5.0
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Bill advised and helped me with contracts for several professional opportunities. Bill is very experienced in business and contract matters, particularly in the life science area, including biotech and pharmaceutical industry. He dedicated his attention to understand the context of my situation fully and asked very relevant questions. He was very detail oriented in reviewing the contracts and interacted with me promptly and professionally. I enjoyed my discussions with him, which provided me with helpful insight beyond the pure legal matters. I recommend Bill without hesitation."

Employment, consulting, and other contracts
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"I have been working with Bill Stempel since 2007, when I was introduced to him by a friend who is also one of his clients. I have been very impressed with his intelligence, judgment, and broad experience in health care, life sciences, and business in general. His advice and representation have been extremely helpful to me in a variety of contract, employment, and other matters. Bill is one of my most trusted advisors and I have recommended him to a number of colleagues, who have been very pleased. He is remarkably easy to talk to, a caring and astute listener, a skilled and effective communicator, and a dependable source of wise and practical counsel on both business and legal issues. On top of that he has always been very responsive, even on short notice, and works well remotely (I am in California and he is based in Connecticut). Bill is efficient in his use of time. I am very glad to have him as my lawyer and I highly recommend him to others."

Consulting, employment, and other agreements
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Work History

W D Stempel LLC

Principal

Sep 2007 - Present

Private law, mediation and arbitration practice focusing on health care, life sciences, software licensing, employment and small business matters.

Sep 2007 - Present

William D Stempel Law and Mediation Offices

Principal

Jan 2005 - Jul 2007

Private law, mediation and arbitration practice iin Palo Alto, CA focusing on health care, life sciences, employment and business matters.

Jan 2005 - Jul 2007

Geron Corporation

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Jan 2001 - Nov 2004

Responsible for all legal affairs other than patent matters for the company (a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company), including:
• Securities and compliance matters
• Intellectual property licensing
• Financing, strategic partnership, and commercial transactions
• Employment matters
• Board and governance matters
• Insurance and risk management
• Real estate
• Litigation

Jan 2001 - Nov 2004

UCSF Stanford Health Care

General Counsel

Jun 1998 - Nov 2000

Responsible for all legal affairs of the organization (consisting of four hospitals, 2,000 physicians, 10,000 employees and an annual budget of $1.5 billion), including governance; reimbursement and other financial matters; managed care contracting; acquisitions, affiliations and other transactions; hospital licensing; labor and employment; compliance; facilities, real estate, and construction.

Jun 1998 - Nov 2000

Yale University

Deputy General Counsel

Aug 1981 - Jun 1998

Responsibilities included substantial work on medical affairs (Yale School of Medicine clinical practice); research administration and policy; IP and technology transfer business affairs and contracts; facilities and environmental and occupational health and safety; insurance, risk management and litigation; and student affairs. (Asst. GC 1981-82, Asso. GC 1982-87, Deputy GC 1987-98)

Aug 1981 - Jun 1998

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