Stephanie C. Evans


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

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

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a Washington DC leader in the corporate/M&A and private equity fields in the 2009-2014 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


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

June 11, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Reveals Final Results Ranking 101 WilmerHale Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

Recent Highlights

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

  • 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 pending acquisition by AVIC International of Align Aerospace, a leading distributor of fasteners and other hardware for the aerospace industry
  • The investment by TransUnion in Drivers History, a leading provider of traffic violations and criminal court data for insurance risk management 
  • The acquisition by Booz Allen Hamilton of the Baltimore-based healthcare unit of Genova Technologies 
  • The sale of Foldes Financial Management, a leading investment management service provider, to Evenksy & Katz
  • The sale of LGS Innovations, a subsidiary of Alcatel Lucent, to Madison Dearborn and Covant
  • The acquisition of AdMobius by Lotame 
  • The business combination of Direct Edge and BATS Global Market 
  • The sale of Educational Testing Service’s Scholarship & Recognition Programs business to International Scholarship and Tuition Services
  • The sale of the Wealth Management Solutions business of Prudential Investments to Envestnet
  • The sale of Sallie Mae’s Campus Solutions business to Higher One
  • 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 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 sale of Dwight Asset Management by Old Mutual Asset Management to Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • The sale of BAE Systems Safety Products Inc. and Schroth Safety Products Gmbh to Takata Corporation
  • The acquisition of Pulse Trading by State Street
  • 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 Sallie Mae of SC Services and the investment in Next Generation Insurance  
  • Representation of Golden Capital Management in connection with a transaction with Wells Fargo
  • The sale by Educational Testing Service of learning, assessment and professional development programs to Northwest Evaluation Association
  • The sale by E*Trade of Kobren Insight Management, its investment advisory business
  • The acquisition by Educational Testing Service of Computer Assessments and Learning
  • The acquisition of ASRC Federal Holding Company of Mission Solutions Engineering from CSC  
  • The restructuring of ASTAR Air Cargo
  • The acquisition by BAE Systems of OASYS Technology
  • The sale by Old Mutual (US) Holdings, Inc. of its subsidiary, Thomson, Horstmann & Bryant, Inc. (THB) to members of THB's management
  • The acquisition by BAE Systems of Atlantic Marine
  • The acquisition by Evercore Partners of MJC Associates, a commercial real estate advisory boutique
  • 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

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 is on the WH Diversity Committee. In addition, she is active with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.


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

BBA, summa cum laude, Baylor University, 1993

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia