Stephanie Kolla's practice focuses on commercial litigation and entertainment law. ‎

Her litigation practice centres on Commercial List litigation, including public and private company disputes, ‎merger and acquisition litigation and securities litigation. Stephanie was co-counsel for the issuer in ‎Canada’s first Material Adverse Effect (MAE) case, in the context of COVID-19. ‎

Stephanie has represented clients and assisted senior counsel before all levels of Court in Alberta and ‎various levels of court in Ontario and the Federal Court of Canada. She has also acted as lead counsel to ‎international companies before international and domestic commercial arbitration panels.‎

In her entertainment law practice, Stephanie has acted for and provided strategic advice to visual artists ‎and creators regarding copyright and trademark disputes as well as negotiating commercial contracts ‎including artwork commissions and intellectual property agreements. ‎

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Stephanie worked for the Department of Canadian Heritage in Copyright Policy. ‎Before attending law school she worked at the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff and for a prominent ‎Canadian artist in Vancouver. She continues to be an active participant in the arts community and works as ‎a volunteer lawyer for the National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts. ‎

Stephanie attended law school at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She was a clinical fellow with the ‎IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic and competed in multiple moot competitions.‎