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Stephen S. Wu


    Stephen Wu is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group.  He advises clients concerning cutting edge information technologies, such as artificial intelligence, automated vehicles, robotics, mobile computing, cloud computing, Big Data, human-computer interfaces, and the Internet of Things.  He helps clients with transactions, compliance, liability, investigations, and information governance regarding these technologies.  His work includes establishing data security, privacy, and records management policies and programs.  Steve counsels clients on compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.  He assists with litigation in technology, trade secret, and copyright cases.  Finally, Steve acts as outside general counsel to Silicon Valley startups and technology companies, drafting and negotiating software and AI as a service agreements, licenses, HIPAA business associate agreements, marketing agreements, and other technology transactions.

    Steve served as the 2010-2011 Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law, and is a member of a number of the Sections Committees, including the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Internet of Things, Big Data, Information Security, and E-Privacy Law Committees.  The American Bar Association published his book, Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law, in August 2016.  Steve has written or co-written six other books on information security and the law.  In 2019, he wrote book chapters for ABA publications on AI and robotics product liability and the legal issues of connected vehicle systems.

    Before joining Silicon Valley Law Group, Steve was a Silicon Valley partner at Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP.  Before starting his private practice, was the second in-house attorney at VeriSign, Inc.  At VeriSign, he was in charge of the team managing the company’s security policies and procedures (certificate policies and certification practice statements) supporting its secure ecommerce (public key infrastructure) services.  Before VeriSign, Steve practiced with two international law firms, Jones Day and the firm now known as K&L Gates, in the areas of intellectual property, commercial, and general litigation, as well as technology licensing and transactions.  From 1988 to 1990, Steve served as a law clerk to the Hon. Joseph P. Kinneary, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.  He is a 1988 graduate of Harvard Law School.

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