Liz Stewart is a seasoned Silicon Valley tech counsel who regularly serves as “outside general counsel” or as an extension of her client’s internal legal team. After starting her practice in intellectual property litigation with Skjerven, Morrill, et al., she moved to the business side with the technology transactions group at Cooley LLP. She then held a number of in-house positions, including V.P., General Counsel of a semiconductor start-up where she regularly interacted with the Board and investors. She advises public and private companies in a variety of technologies, including software, SaaS and artificial intelligence, and supports her clients’ revenue growth through negotiation of commercial and technology transactions for sales and business development teams. She has helped position many of her clients for successful acquisition events. She has a broad skill set that includes board and executive advising, litigation management and employee matters.
Liz grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where she graduated from The Westminster Schools. She received her B.A. in English from Emory University and her J.D. from The University of Georgia School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Georgia Bar Review and Order of the Coif.
Liz lives in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, California, with her husband, teenage son, two dogs and two cats. In recent years her mother has also joined the household. Liz enjoys boot camp style workouts and watching her son play water polo. One of her favorite trips was a family trip to Iceland, and she looks forward to more travel in the future.
Liz cares deeply about causes that support mental health and families affected by addiction, including the Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Hotline (1-855-278-4204 or text RENEW to 741741), and the Santa Clara Valley Al-Anon Family Groups, https://www.scv-afg.org. She also cares about humanitarian support for children living in extreme poverty throughout the world, and she and her husband have for many years sponsored children through Compassion International, https://www.compassion.com.