Stephanie O. Sparks

Shareholder, Chair - Privacy & Data Security and IPHoge Fenton

Stephanie O. Sparks is a shareholder of, and chairs the firm’s Privacy & Data Security and Intellectual Property teams. She counsels companies on privacy laws and helps them create and implement administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for data security.

Stephanie also conducts onsite data security and compliance assessments; provides privacy and data security awareness training; prepares record management policies, record retention/destruction schedules, and data breach incident response plans; negotiates business associate agreements mandated by HIPAA, and other agreements involving privacy and data protection, hosting, migration and transfer.

Stephanie manages an online service provider’s responses to government requests for information, including search warrants, pen register trap & trace orders, and Title III electronic surveillance orders. She helps firm clients prepare for, and she manages all aspects of, the inevitable data breach, whether resulting from the ubiquitous stolen laptop, phishing scams, the hacking of servers, or otherwise.

Stephanie was accepted as a member of the 2016 Hipower program, a network of select women professionals who are considered at the top of their fields.  Stephanie was named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 as chosen by her peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine.