Addition of Stan Koppel in San Francisco Enhances Bryan Cave’s Firmwide Fintech Team

September 6, 2016

San Francisco – September 6, 2016 – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) today announced that Stanton (Stan) Koppel, prominent payments lawyer, has joined the firm, resident in the San Francisco office.

Koppel, who is regularly recognized as a leading lawyer in the industry, counsels payments companies, banks, large retailers, fintech startups and others in a wide range of payments regulatory matters, product development strategy and strategic alliances. He also practices in the area of corporate marketing sponsorships.

Previously, Koppel served as in-house counsel to Visa International and Visa U.S.A. Inc. for 28 years, the last 15 of which as senior vice president and assistant general counsel, providing counseling in every aspect of the companies’ global payment card businesses. In addition to his extensive experience in cards and payment systems, he has significant experience in online commerce, product development, technology infrastructure, acquisitions, governance and marketing.

Koppel also served as an attorney in the Appellate Section, Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., presenting more than 20 oral arguments on behalf of the government in the Federal Courts of Appeals.

“We are thrilled to welcome Stan to our team,” said Fintech Practice Leader Dan Wheeler. “He is a very well-known member of the legal community in San Francisco and I am excited to be able to call him my colleague at Bryan Cave. Our firm looks forward to being able to offer our strong national and international platform to his clients, as well as offer his significant experience to our current strong roster of clients in the industry.”

"Stan is a tremendous addition to our industry-leading Financial Services Team in the emerging fintech area,” said Jim McAlpin, leader of Bryan Cave’s Financial Services Client Service Group. “The combination of our current fintech capabilities with Stan’s significant payments expertise gives Bryan Cave one of the strongest teams in the industry. I look forward to working with Stan and our fintech practice leader Dan Wheeler on continuing to build out this important team."

Koppel earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 attorneys across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.