Stephanie Lynn Sharron

Stephanie Lynn Sharron

Partner

Palo Alto, (650) 813-4018

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (B.S., 1987)
Cornell Law School (J.D., 1992)

Bar Admissions

California

Stephanie Sharron is a partner in the Palo Alto office and a member of the firm’s Technology Transactions Group. Clients turn to Ms. Sharron for advice on the issues that apply to their business models in light of the rapid changes in business, technology and law. She counsels companies in connection with technology and intellectual property transactions and related privacy, data security, and Internet safety issues. Ms. Sharron has represented companies across industries and technologies, including online businesses, cloud services, big data, e-commerce, mobile, life sciences, financial and health IT, digital media, retail, automotive, cleantech and semiconductors, among others.

Ms. Sharron also advises on the commercial technology and intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, asset spin-off transactions and private equity investments.

Representative matters include:

  • Cloud services, software-as-service, platform-as-service, e-commerce, mobile app and other online agreements
  • Senior counsel to emerging companies
  • Global strategic collaborations for companies across industries, including preparing and responding to RFPs, assisting with evaluation and down-selection processes, and preparing and negotiating definitive agreements
  • Manufacturing, distribution and sale arrangements for hardware, semiconductor and other products and services
  • Systems integrator and development agreements
  • Counseling and re-negotiation of disputed technology-related agreements
  • Sourcing and IT procurement
  • IP licensing
  • Privacy, data security and Internet safety counseling
  • Open source counseling
  • Intellectual property and technology issues in venture investments, mergers, acquisitions and asset sales

Ms. Sharron is recognized by Legal 500 US (2015) in the area of technology: data protection and privacy. She is also recognized by Managing Intellectual Property – IP STARS as one of the Top 250 Women in IP (2016) and has been ranked among the top IT & Outsourcing attorneys in the U.S. by Chambers USA (2012–2015). Ms. Sharron was ranked as one of America's Top Business Lawyers by Chambers USA (2006–2008).

Ms. Sharron is recognized by Legal 500 US (2016) in the area of Technology: Transactions. She is also recognized by Managing Intellectual Property – IP STARS as one of the Top 250 Women in IP (2016) and has been ranked among the top IT & Outsourcing attorneys in the U.S. by Chambers USA (2012–2015). Ms. Sharron was ranked as one of America's Top Business Lawyers by Chambers USA (2006–2008).

“‘Fantastic’ practitioner Stephanie Sharron advises clients across a wide scope of industries on issues ranging from private equity financing to spin-outs. She is highly knowledgeable in data security and in services agreements incorporating software and cloud computing.”
Chambers California IT & Outsourcing (2015)

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