Stephan is a technology and privacy lawyer. He advises the firm's clients in all aspects of technology law, software law, cyberlaw, internet law, computer, e-commerce, IP and IT law, as well as social media law, privacy and data security law. Stephan's clients at Outside GC include ContraFect Corporation, Cursus Technologies and Oblong Industries.
Prior to joining the firm, Stephan served in a number of senior positions as an in-house lawyer for several blue chip technology corporations (e.g., Intel and Symantec) in France, the UK and the US. Stephan’s practice focuses on drafting and negotiating various software licensing and other technology-focused agreements under U.S., European and Canadian law, including master software and/or end-user licenses, software development agreements, SaaS and other cloud computing agreements, non-disclosure, consulting, outsourcing, support, and professional services agreements.
On the privacy side, his practice focuses on helping clients comply with EU, Canadian and US laws, with an emphasis on assisting US-based clients in navigating the EU privacy landscape, and in particular, complying with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as with the myriad of national EU privacy legislations. Stephan also advises clients on developing global privacy documentation, policies and procedures, and on drafting internationally-compliant privacy policies and statements.
Stephan is a graduate of the New York University School of Law and of the Université of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne School of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar, the Law Society of England and Wales, and the French Bar. He is also a licensed Canadian lawyer.
He is an active member of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law, in which he recently served as a co-chair to the Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Virtual Rights Committee. He is also a co-chair to the Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the New York State Bar Association.
Stephan loves everything international, navigating foreign cultures and juggling foreign legal concepts. He enjoys traveling to foreign countries, and is a real film buff. He is also a real tennis fan and has a passion for Indian cooking, which he studied for 3 years in university in the UK!