Stephen Gillespie advises public and private companies on a wide range of strategic partnerships and technology transactions. He focuses his practice on structuring, drafting and negotiating a variety of complex agreements, including procurement and licensing; distribution, sales and marketing; and strategic alliances. Mr. Gillespie regularly counsels clients on the development and commercialization of technology and products and arrangements involving software, data and services.

Mr. Gillespie represents clients across the full spectrum of technologies, including blockchain, FinTech, software-as-a-service (SaaS), security, open source and hardware. He also has experience representing financial institutions and international corporations. Mr. Gillespie’s clients span the full corporate life cycle, from emerging companies and startups to established entities and large commercial enterprises. His clients have included many of the leading domestic and international corporations.

Mr. Gillespie draws on more than 25 years of experience in private practice to deliver practical solutions that lay the foundation for successful, productive collaborations. He leverages his deep experience in the technology sector to advise early stage companies on developing, protecting and monetizing their technologies. Mr. Gillespie also advises clients generally on the protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets and has served as lead outside intellectual property counsel on over one hundred technology mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Gillespie was a partner at another large international law firm in San Francisco.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

    • PhD, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

    • BA, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • California



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