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Stephanie C. Evans

Partner

Evans, Stephanie C.

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 WilmerHaleLaunch.com).

From July 2000 to December 2001, Ms. Evans worked as an associate in the Global Investment Banking Group of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a Washington DC leader in the corporate/M&A and private equity fields in the 2009-2015 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Business, with sources cited as saying she is "tenacious and very good" and "is hard-working and collaborative, and has a good, common-sense approach"
  • 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

Publications & News

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May 19, 2015

WilmerHale Practices, Lawyers Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2015 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 46 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale attorneys as leaders in their respective fields.

October 16, 2014

Stephanie Evans Recognized Among Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching

Diversity Journal has recognized Partner Stephanie Evans 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.

July 15, 2014

Sidelined strategic buyers back on the Mid-Atlantic M&A field in 2014, industry sources say

An analysis featuring Stephanie Evans, published by MergerMarket on July 15, 2014.

May 23, 2014

Chambers USA Ranks Top WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices in 2014 Edition

We are pleased to announce the names of the individuals and practice areas that are ranked in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

April 2, 2014

WilmerHale Represents Alcatel-Lucent in $200M Asset Divestiture

August 26, 2013

Direct Edge and BATS Global Markets Agree to Merge

WilmerHale is representing its longstanding client, Direct Edge, in its recently announced merger with BATS Global Markets.

May 24, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Final Results Announced

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business today announced its final rankings for the 2013 edition, in which 93 WilmerHale lawyers and 44 firm practice areas have been recognized as leading in their field.

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

March 30, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Preliminary Results Announced

March 15, 2011

Chambers USA 2011 Preliminary Results Announced

Recent Highlights

Recent transactions in which Ms. Evans played a prominent role include: 

Financial Services

  • 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 pending sale of Barclays’ Wealth & Investment Management (WIM) Americas business to Stifel Financial
  • The sale of Foldes Financial Management, a leading investment management service provider, to Evenksy & Katz
  • The business combination of Direct Edge and BATS Global Market
  • The sale of the Wealth Management Solutions business of Prudential Investments to Envestnet
  • The sale of Dwight Asset Management by Old Mutual Asset Management to Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • The acquisition of Pulse Trading by State Street
  • Representation of Golden Capital Management in connection with a transaction with Wells Fargo
  • The sale by E*Trade of Kobren Insight Management, its investment advisory business
  • The sale by Old Mutual (US) Holdings, Inc. of its subsidiary, Thomson, Horstmann & Bryant, Inc. (THB) to members of THB's management
  • The sale of NYFIX to a subsidiary of NYSE Euronext
  • The business combination involving Direct Edge and ISE Stock Exchange
  • The acquisition of CitiStreet by ING
  • The sale of Sallie Mae's Campus Solutions business to Higher One
  • The acquisition by Sallie Mae of SC Services and the investment in Next Generation Insurance
  • 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
  • The investment by TransUnion in Drivers History, a leading provider of traffic violations and criminal court data for insurance risk management
  • The acquisition by Evercore Partners of MJC Associates, a commercial real estate advisory boutique

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 Baltimore-based healthcare unit of Genova Technologies
  • The acquisition of SDI Corporation by Booz Allen Hamilton
  • The acquisition of the Defense Systems Engineering & Support division of ARINC by Booz Allen Hamilton
  • The sale of BAE Systems Safety Products Inc. and Schroth Safety Products Gmbh to Takata Corporation
  • 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 acquisition by BAE Systems of OASYS Technology
  • The acquisition by BAE Systems of Atlantic Marine

Technology

  • The acquisition of AdMobius by Lotame
  • The sale of TARGUSinfo to Neustar
  • The acquisition by Smiths Interconnect, a division of global technology business Smiths Group plc, of Power Holdings Inc. from Bertram Growth Capital I, L.P.
  • The acquisition by Educational Testing Service of Computer Assessments and Learning

Other Industries

  • 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 section 363 purchase of certain assets by MV Transit from Coach America 
  • The section 363 purchase of certain assets by Transportation Management Systems from Coach America
  • The restructuring of ASTAR Air Cargo

Professional Activities

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, and was formerly a vice chair of the firm's Corporate Practice. In addition, she is active with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

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Education

JD, with High Honors, George Washington University Law School, 1996

BBA, summa cum laude, Baylor University, 1993

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia