Stephanie represents banks, savings institutions, financial institution holding companies and other public companies in corporate, securities and regulatory matters, including capital formation, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and all manner of financial institution regulatory requirements under banking and securities laws.

Stephanie advises corporate clients on a variety of matters with federal and state regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, state banking departments and self-regulatory organizations such as the NYSE, NASDAQ and FINRA.

She has worked on behalf of state and national chartered banks in relation to civil money penalty assessments and other government sanctions for state and federal violations of law. She has represented boards and senior executives when they faced violations initiated by federal prudential bank regulators and state banking and insurance departments.

She has advised issuers and underwriters in connection with disclosure obligations in initial and secondary public offerings and in private placements of equity. She has served as counsel to acquiring and acquired companies in mergers and other change-in-control transactions. Also, she regularly advises corporate clients on ongoing public company matters, including Exchange Act reporting, voting recommendations and governance evaluations by proxy advisory firms, executive compensation matters, risk management and regulatory compliance regarding new corporate governance regulations, corporate governance best practices and managing shareholder relations.

In addition, Stephanie advises financial institution clients on a variety of operational issues, including interbank payments, customer claims and transactional issues, retail operations issues, bank security concerns, lending and vendor management. She also counsels financial institutions on matters involving the Uniform Commercial Code, Electronic Funds Transfer Act/Regulation E, National Automated Clearing House Association Rules and Expedited Funds Availability Act/Regulation CC.

Stephanie has a broad array of international experience and, in addition to earning her Masters of Law from University College London, served as scholar-in-residence in the Masters of Law program at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, attended an Australian Law conversion course at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia and served as a legal intern in the Barristers’ Chambers at the William Crockett Chambers of the Victorian Bar in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, she  served as a government intern to a member of Parliament in the House of Commons of  the United Kingdom and was a scholar-in-residence at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China.

  • American Bar Association, Business Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Berks County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division President
  • Pennsylvania Bankers Association
  • Financial Managers Society

Stephanie has been named among the 2021 Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch in the Corporate Governance and Compliance Law practice area.

Education

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D.
  • University College London, LL.M. in International Banking and Finance, with Merit
  • Allegheny College, B.A., magna cum laude

 

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

 

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Stephanie Hager
Practice
  • Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets
Industries
  • Financial Institutions
Education
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law
Stephanie R. Hager
  • Associate
  • Email: stephanie.hager@stevenslee.com
  • Reading
  • Phone: 610.478.2088
  • Fax: 610.371.7918

Stephanie represents banks, savings institutions, financial institution holding companies and other public companies in corporate, securities and regulatory matters, including capital formation, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and all manner of financial institution regulatory requirements under banking and securities laws.

Stephanie advises corporate clients on a variety of matters with federal and state regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, state banking departments and self-regulatory organizations such as the NYSE, NASDAQ and FINRA.

She has worked on behalf of state and national chartered banks in relation to civil money penalty assessments and other government sanctions for state and federal violations of law. She has represented boards and senior executives when they faced violations initiated by federal prudential bank regulators and state banking and insurance departments.

She has advised issuers and underwriters in connection with disclosure obligations in initial and secondary public offerings and in private placements of equity. She has served as counsel to acquiring and acquired companies in mergers and other change-in-control transactions. Also, she regularly advises corporate clients on ongoing public company matters, including Exchange Act reporting, voting recommendations and governance evaluations by proxy advisory firms, executive compensation matters, risk management and regulatory compliance regarding new corporate governance regulations, corporate governance best practices and managing shareholder relations.

In addition, Stephanie advises financial institution clients on a variety of operational issues, including interbank payments, customer claims and transactional issues, retail operations issues, bank security concerns, lending and vendor management. She also counsels financial institutions on matters involving the Uniform Commercial Code, Electronic Funds Transfer Act/Regulation E, National Automated Clearing House Association Rules and Expedited Funds Availability Act/Regulation CC.

Stephanie has a broad array of international experience and, in addition to earning her Masters of Law from University College London, served as scholar-in-residence in the Masters of Law program at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, attended an Australian Law conversion course at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia and served as a legal intern in the Barristers’ Chambers at the William Crockett Chambers of the Victorian Bar in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, she  served as a government intern to a member of Parliament in the House of Commons of  the United Kingdom and was a scholar-in-residence at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China.

  • American Bar Association, Business Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Berks County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division President
  • Pennsylvania Bankers Association
  • Financial Managers Society

Stephanie has been named among the 2021 Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch in the Corporate Governance and Compliance Law practice area.

Education

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D.
  • University College London, LL.M. in International Banking and Finance, with Merit
  • Allegheny College, B.A., magna cum laude

 

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

 

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
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