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Stephanie Chow, Mediator, San Francisco, California.

Stephanie Chow

Mediated Negotiations
601 California Street
Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel: (415) 421-1177
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design
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  • Practice Commenced: 8
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 600
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Stephanie Chow mediates a wide range of complex civil disputes. She negotiates complex commercial settlements for major tech clients along with high growth startups. She facilitates closure of business negotiations in situations in which a deal may be in jeopardy as a result of impasse on specific issues, or where time deadlines dictate accelerated negotiations.

Stephanie has successfully mediated hundreds of cases with settlements in the tens of millions. Together with Antonio Piazza, Stephanie has resolved some of the largest, and most complex legal disputes domestic and international.

She is the founder of the firm’s Founder Advisory Program where she provides founders with strategies and advice on how to navigate direct negotiations. Managing negotiations starts with understanding the forces that perpetuate and exacerbate conflicts. She offers guidance on how to manage issues before they deteriorate into expensive distractions or become missed opportunities.

Stephanie is an adjunct professor at Columbia University where she teaches negotiation, mediation, and conflict analysis. Stephanie also teaches mediation at Stanford University. 

Her legal background includes intellectual property work with Amazon and an externship with Judge Kozinski in the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of the California, New York, and Washington State Bar.

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Native American
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


Stephanie earned her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. She spent her third year at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. 

She graduated from Columbia University, summa cum laude, with a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

She graduated from Northeastern University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Business and International Affairs. 


Memberships & Affiliations

  • California State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


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