Stephen Wu is a partner in the Silicon Valley law firm Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP. He advises clients concerning e-discovery, electronic records retention, digital evidence, and legal matters relating to information security, privacy, and ecommerce. His litigation practice also includes trade secret, copyright, trademark, and general commercial litigation matters. Mr. Wu also advises clients concerning new media, social networking, and virtual worlds legal matters, and is one of the lawyers featured in articles in the California Lawyer magazine and the American Bar Association Journal covering legal activities in the virtual world Second Life(R). He serves as President of the SL Bar Association in Second Life(R). Finally, Mr. Wu acts as outside general counsel to Silicon Valley startups and technology companies, handling licensing, marketing agreements, and other technology transactions.
Mr. Wu is Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science and Technology Law. In addition, from 2001 to 2004 he was Co-Chair of the Section’s Information Security Committee, and served on the Section’s governing Council from 2004 to 2007. He is a 1988 graduate of Harvard Law School and, before starting his private practice, was the second in-house attorney at VeriSign, Inc. At VeriSign, he was in charge of the company’s worldwide security and legal policies and practices governing its digital certification information security services. He also managed more general legal matters for the company.
Before VeriSign, Mr. Wu practiced with two large law firms in the areas of intellectual property, commercial lawsuits, and general litigation, as well as technology licensing and other transactions.