As assistant general counsel, Stephan Eberle is responsible for legal matters concerning SVB Financial Group’s global commercial banking business lines. In this role, he provides legal guidance on the development of the firm’s global expansion overseas, including oversees global entity formation, governance, regulatory and general legal matters for SVB Financial Group’s subsidiaries in China, India, Israel and the United Kingdom.
Eberle is also responsible for strategic and tactical legal matters concerning SVB Financial Group domestic commercial banking businesses, including commercial and consumer lending, deposit and global trade finance.
Eberle oversaw the legal and regulatory aspects of establishing SVB Financial Group’s financial valuation business, SVB Analytics, including leading legal due diligence and negotiations for the acquisition of a majority share in eProsper, which provides web-based software and third party outsourcing solutions to help clients manage corporate equity ownership information.
Eberle also has also provided legal guidance on general corporate matters, including SEC reporting, governance, marketing, human resources, litigation, bank regulatory compliance, company formations, mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and other general business matters.
Prior to assuming his current role, Eberle was senior counsel at Silicon Valley Bank for four years. During that period, he provided legal support for the formation of SVB Financial Group’s first two venture funds, a fund-of-funds and a direct equity fund, overseeing the operations and investments. In addition, Eberle led the legal due diligence for some of the Company’s intended acquisitions.
Before joining SVB Financial Group, Eberle spent seven years at law firms in San Francisco, including Sonnenshein, Nath & Rosenthal, where he practiced general business and intellectual property litigation. Eberle earned a juris doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and with high distinction.
Eberle was a member of the California State Bar UCC Committee from 2002 to 2004.