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Stephen Wu is of counsel at Silicon Valley Law Group in San Jose, California.  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 served 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 was the 2010-2011 Chair 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.


Practice areas


  1. Privacy: 25%
    19 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    27 years
  3. Internet: 20%
    19 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 15%
    27 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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Silicon Valley Law Group

50 West San Fernando Street
Suite 750
San Jose, CA, 95113

Silicon Valley Law Group

50 West San Fernando Street
Suite 750
San Jose, CA, 95113



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Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar Association High Technology Law SectionPast Section Chair2014 - 2015
American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology LawPast Section Chair2010 - 2011
SL Bar Association in Second Life(R)Past President2009 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationGuide to HIPAA Security and the Law2007
American Bar Association publicationInformation Security: A Legal, Business, and Technical Handbook2004
NACHA 2002Risk Management for Consumer Internet Payments2002
RSA Press 2002Digital Signatures2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988