Louise Stoupe is deputy chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Trial Practice Group and a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Stoupe’s practice is focused on intellectual property and international arbitration and litigation. She is a trial lawyer, recognized expert in e-discovery and international IP law and highly regarded counselor on IP issues to some of the largest technology companies in the world. Ms. Stoupe also specializes in international arbitration and was one of the primary drafters of Guam’s International Arbitration Law.
Ms. Stoupe has been recognized for her cutting-edge work for Japanese clients and in 2008 was the second youngest person on the "Top 50 Under 45" list published by IP Law & Business. The 2014 editions of Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific ranked Ms. Stoupe as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in dispute resolution. She was recommended by the 2014 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific for her dispute resolution and intellectual property law expertise and has been recognized by the Japan edition of Best Lawyers in the category of Intellectual Property since the 2010 edition.
Ms. Stoupe is licensed to practice law in California, England and Wales, and New Zealand.
Ms. Stoupe obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from the University of Auckland. While practicing commercial and international litigation in New Zealand, she obtained a Masters of Commercial Law (First Class Honors), graduating at the top of her class. In 1999, she was awarded the Fulbright Buddle Findlay Award to study for a Masters of Law at Duke University. Before moving to the Tokyo office in 2001, Ms. Stoupe was a member of the litigation department in the firm’s Palo Alto office.