Stephanie Lake

Chief of Staff | New York
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Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake is the Chief of Staff to the Managing Partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

Stephanie works to support the Managing Partner in overseeing the firm and developing and implementing strategic initiatives to support the firm’s growth.  

Stephanie joined Kaplan Hecker from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, where she worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. As an AUSA, Stephanie’s broad practice included the investigation and prosecution of cases involving fraud, Bank Secrecy Act and sanctions violations, international and domestic narcotics trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, sex trafficking, and other federal crimes. She previously worked as a litigation associate at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello and at Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Stephanie also volunteered as a Volunteer Law Clerk for the Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation and as a Field Organizer for Obama for America in 2008. 

Stephanie completed clerkships with the Hon. Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

Stephanie received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was the senior development editor and a member editor of the Stanford Law Review, and a lead article editor and associate editor of Stanford Environmental Law Journal. Stephanie received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University, where she also received the David Charles Laertes Saltzman Award and the John Spangler Nicholas Prize. 


  • B.A., Yale University, 2007 
    magna cum laude 
  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2012 


  • Hon. Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 
  • Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York