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Stephen J. Zempolich

Washington, D.C.

Stephen J. Zempolich

As a problem-solving advocate, Steve Zempolich works closely with companies to understand their entire business processes and goals, from product development, to regulatory approval, to sale and distribution. With his concentration in the area of commercial contracts, he helps companies develop and expand commercial relationships with their customers and other partners and collaborators.

Steve also helps clients in a variety of complex business and regulatory industries achieve their business objectives. He has an especially deep understanding of the commercial issues facing life science companies in today's regulatory environment. Steve has worked closely with company executive teams in structuring, negotiating, and managing complex supply, development, and partnering arrangements.

Representative Experience

Assisted client in negotiation of development and commercialization agreements for dental products.

Assisted client in negotiation of exclusive license agreement with major pharmaceutical company.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Georgetown University Law Center, 1992
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University, 1985


  • Member, Business Law Section, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Health Law Section, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Health Law Section, Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia

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