Stephanie Evans advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and financings. She regularly advises boards and special committees in connection with transactions and provides advice on governance and commercial transactions. Her clients include private and public companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, defense and technology. She is active with emerging growth companies throughout their development cycle (see more on Ms. Evans’ emerging growth company practice on She was previously Vice Chair of the Corporate Practice Group. Ms. Evans also worked as an associate in the Global Investment Banking Group of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown.

Professional Activities

Ms. Evans has been a guest speaker at universities and technology organizations on issues affecting startups and entrepreneurs, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and financing options. Ms. Evans has served as a legal mentor to women entrepreneurs as part of nonprofit accelerator Circular Board's office hours program. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the STEM for Her Foundation.

Ms. Evans is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section) and the DC Bar Association. Ms. Evans is also a member of the WilmerHale Asian Pacific American Affinity Group and the WilmerHale Diversity Committee. In addition, she is active with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.


  • Financial Services

    • The $75 million Series D investment in Sound Agriculture by Northpond Ventures
    • Representation of Instinet in its acquisition of the FIS® Execution Services business (formerly known as “Fox River”) from FIS
    • The $50 million Series A financing of GiveCampus led by Silversmith Capital Partners
    • The acquisition of Private Ocean, LLC, a California-based fiduciary wealth management firm, by Wealthspire Advisors
    • The agreement between Pure Financial Advisors and Lee Equity Partners under which funds managed by Lee Equity will acquire a stake in the rapidly expanding $3.6 billion RIA
    • SDC Capital Partners, LLC, a global investment firm specializing in digital infrastructure, in its investment in IQ Fiber
    • LeveL ATS, a US equity dark pool trading venue for sell-side networks, in its merger with Luminex Trading & Analytics
    • The investment in Pure Financial Advisors, Inc., a fast-growing financial planning and investment advisory firm, by Emigrant Partners
    • The acquisition by Nomura Holdings, Asia’s global investment bank with an integrated global network, of Greentech Capital Advisors
    • The investment in AUTUS Asset Management, a firm that provides innovative portfolio management solutions, by New York Private Bank & Trust
    • The acquisition of Silver Lane Advisors, a boutique financial services firm, by Raymond James Financial
    • The sale by Signature Family Wealth Advisors, a Virginia-based investment adviser, to Brown Advisory Group Holdings
    • The acquisition of TMC Bonds, a premier fixed income marketplace, by Intercontinental Exchange, an operator of global exchanges and clearing houses
    • Multiple investments in DriveWealth Holdings, a company founded to democratize investing in the US stock market through a technology that modernizes and simplifies financial services
    • The investment by BNP Paribas in Digital Reasoning, a leading artificial intelligence company
    • The acquisition by TMX Group of Trayport, a leading provider of pre-trade energy solutions for traders, brokers and exchanges from Intercontinental Exchange
    • The acquisition of Earnest Inc., a leading financing technology and education finance company, and the acquisition of Duncan Solutions, a transportation revenue management company, by Navient, a leading asset management and business processing services company
    • The sale of State Street's BlockCross ATS, an industry leading alternative trading system, to Instinet
    • The sale of FastMatch, a leading electronic communication network in the spot foreign exchange market, to Euronext
    • Multiple investments in Stash, a financial technology platform revolutionizing investment and financial literacy across the US, and Stash’s acquisition of PayGrade, an educational financial literacy platform
    • The sale of REDI Holdings, a leading execution management system provider, to Thomson Reuters
    • The investment by Route 66 Ventures in MotionSoft, a gym management software and billing solutions provider
    • The sale of Acacia Wealth Advisors, a boutique multi-family office in Los Angeles overseeing more than $500 million in assets, to HighTower
    • The sale of GC Services, an accounts receivable management company, to financial sponsor, Owner Resource Group, and management
    • The strategic investment and commercial arrangement of an international financing institution with Axis Trading Solutions
    • The sale of Barclays PLC's Wealth & Investment Management Americas business to Stifel Financial
    • The acquisition by Asset Performance Group, a subsidiary of Navient Corporation, of the business of Xtend Healthcare, which provides health insurance claims billing and account resolution, as well as patient billing and customer service
    • The acquisition by Asset Performance Group, a subsidiary of Navient Corporation, of the business of Gila LLC, which provides receivables management services and account processing solutions for states, courts, and municipalities
    • Representation of the special committee of the board of directors of AcadiaSoft, a leading industry provider of margin automation for counterparties engaged in collateral management worldwide, in its capital raise involving BNP Paribas, Citi, Societe Generale, UBS, ICAP, DTCC and Euroclear
    • The investment by TransUnion in Drivers History, a leading provider of traffic violations and criminal court data for insurance risk management
    • The sale of Foldes Financial Management, a leading investment management service provider, to Evensky & Katz
    • The sale of the Wealth Management Solutions business of Prudential Investments to Envestnet
    • The sale by E*Trade of Kobren Insight Management, its investment advisory business
  • Defense

    • The acquisition by AVIC International of Align Aerospace, a leading distributor of fasteners and other hardware for the aerospace industry
    • The acquisition by Booz Allen Hamilton of the software services unit of the Charleston, SC technology firm SPARC
    • The acquisition by Booz Allen Hamilton of the healthcare unit of Genova Technologies
    • The acquisition by Booz Allen Hamilton of SDI Corporation
    • The acquisition of the Defense Systems Engineering & Support division of ARINC by Booz Allen Hamilton
    • The sale of LGS Innovations, a subsidiary of Alcatel Lucent, to Madison Dearborn and Covant
    • The acquisition of ASRC Federal Holding Company of Mission Solutions Engineering from CSC
    • The sale of BAE Systems Safety Products Inc. and Schroth Safety Products Gmbh to Takata Corporation
    • The acquisition by BAE Systems of OASYS Technology
    • The acquisition by BAE Systems of Atlantic Marine
  • Technology & Other

    • The acquisition by Spectris plc, the leading supplier of electronic control and precision instrumentation, of Dytran Instruments
    • The sale of Omega Engineering by Spectris plc to Arcline Investment Management
    • The acquisition by Spectris plc, the leading supplier of electronic control and precision instrumentation, of Concurrent Real-Time
    • The acquisition of Cloud9 Technologies LLC, a leader in integrated cloud-based communication solutions, by Symphony Communication Services Holdings, LLC and its affiliates
    • The representation of HawkEye 360, the leading global commercial provider of space-based radio frequency data and analytics, in its $55 million Series C funding and $145 million Series D funding
    • The acquisition of Advisen, the foremost provider of data, media and technology solutions for the commercial property and casualty insurance market, by Zywave
    • The acquisition by SoFi of Galileo Financial Technologies, a financial services API and payments platform
    • The investment in Federated Wireless, a leader in shared spectrum CBRS capabilities, by Allied Minds, American Tower, GIC, Pennant Investors and SBA Communications 
    • The acquisition by Acutronic Company AG of The Perfect Parts Company, which includes Sullivan UV, the market leader in alternators, starter-generators and electronic control hardware for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle market
    • The representation of Kindur, a financial technology company that provides retirement planning and investment services, in its $9 million Series A funding
    • The investments in ExecOnline, a leading provider of elite online leadership development programs, by NewSpring Growth Capital and ABS Capital Partners, and the representation of ExecOnline in its $45 million Series D funding round
    • The acquisition by Fortive Corporation of Gordian, a provider of construction cost data, software and service; Industrial Scientific Corporation, a provider of portable gas detection equipment and safety-as-a-service provider; and ServiceChannel, a provider of SaaS-based multi-site facilities maintenance service solutions with an integrated service-provider network
    • The investment in RunSafe Security, creator of a patented cyberhardening process for vulnerable embedded systems and devices across critical infrastructure, by Alsop Louie Partners, the Center for Innovative Technology and others
    • The investment in BioCatch, a global leader in behavioral biometrics, by Maverick Ventures, American Express Ventures, NexStar Partners, Kreos Capital, CreditEase, OurCrowd, JANVEST Capital, Bain Capital Tech Opportunities and other existing investors
    • The sale of Prometric, a leading educational services company, by Educational Testing Service to Baring Private Equity Asia
    • The acquisition by CIRCOR, a leading provider of flow control solutions and other highly engineered products of Colfax Fluid Handling from Colfax Corporation
    • The sale of AM General's commercial assembly plant to SF Motors, an electric vehicle clean mobility company
    • The investment in Stash, which has a leading investing and financial education technology platform, by Coatue Management and existing investors Breyer Capital, Goodwater Capital and Valar Ventures
    • The acquisition by Danaher Corporation of Phenomenex, a privately held manufacturer of consumables for the separation sciences
    • The representation of all the securities exchanges and FINRA in connection with the SEC-mandated consolidated audit trail
    • The acquisition by Fluke Corporation of eMaint Enterprises, a leader in computerized maintenance management software
    • The acquisition by Lotame of AdMobius
    • The sale of TARGUSinfo to Neustar
    • The sale of Educational Testing Service's Scholarship & Recognition Programs business to International Scholarship and Tuition Services
    • The sale by Educational Testing Service of learning, assessment and professional development programs to Northwest Evaluation Association
    • The acquisition by Educational Testing Service of Computer Assessments and Learning


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    Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

    Chambers USA


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    Recognized as an Executive Trailblazer

    Diversity Journal, Women Worth Watching


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    Recommended for M&A/Corporate and Commercial

    The Legal 500 United States


  • Recognized in DCA Live’s inaugural list of the top Emerging Women Leaders in Law (Private Practice)
  • Recognized as a Washington DC leader in the corporate/M&A and private equity fields in the 2009–2022 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Business, with sources cited as saying she is a "very good-quality attorney," "a dynamic and strong lawyer," "tenacious and very good" and "is hard-working and collaborative, and has a good, common-sense approach"
  • Recommended in the 2016–2019 editions of The Legal 500 United States for her M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Middle-Market practice
  • Recognized by Diversity Journal to its 13th annual list of Women Worth Watching, which honors executive trailblazers for their passion, potential and positive influence both inside and outside the workplace

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  • Education

    • JD, George Washington University Law School, 1996

      with High Honors
    • BBA, Baylor University, 1993

      summa cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia