Stevie Cline, JD, LLM, PhD

Experienced Legal Expert & Startup Lawyer

Stevie Cline is an experienced general counsel for startups who has worked with over 15 companies at every level of their innovation journey. She has represented companies in sectors such as AI, Fintech, Healthcare, and Software. She is also the co-founder and managing partner of Vol. 1 Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on investing in pre-seed, seed, and series A companies operating in regulated sectors. Stevie is also the former founder of Prenome, a genetics company that discovered the…

Stevie Cline, JD, LLM, PhD


  • Fractional General Counsel

    Working as a fractional general counsel for startups navigating the many legal challenges that accompany operating an early stage or 🚀 company.

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  • Vol. 1 Ventures

    Vol. 1 Ventures

    General Partner/General Counsel

    Feb 2022 - Present

    Vol. 1 Ventures is a pre-seed fund focused on founders building in highly regulated industries like next-generation finance, CPG, defense, healthcare/biotech, agtech, and real estate among others.

    • Serve as fund's lobbyist at the state and federal level
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)


    Jan 2016 - Jan 2019

    Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the specialty's premier professional membership organization dedicated to the improvement of women’s health. With more than 58,000 members, the College is a 501(c)(6) organization and its activities include producing the College's practice guidelines and other educational material.Fellows of ACOG are board certified ob-gyns whose professional activities are devoted to the practice of obstetrics and/or gynecology, who possess unrestricted licenses to practice medicine, and have attained high ethical and professional standing. Fellows of ACOG can be recognized by the designation of FACOG (Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) after the physician’s name. There are also several other categories of membership.

  • Johns Hopkins University


    Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates


    Jan 2009 - Jan 2014

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates delivers the highest quality advice and novel solutions to legal challenges, enabling clients to achieve their business goals. We are known for the innovative and creative thinking we rely on to handle the most complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients, including corporations; financial and governmental entities; small, entrepreneurial companies; and cultural, educational and charitable institutions. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across our 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers.

  • Fiat SpA

    Fiat SpA


    Jan 2006 - Dec 2008

  • White Castle

    White Castle


    Jan 2003 - Jan 2006

    White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain, has been making hot and tasty Sliders since 1921. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the family-owned business owns and operates more than 350 restaurants as well as a retail division providing its famous fare in freezer aisles of retail stores nationwide. As part of its commitment to offering the highest quality products, White Castle owns and operates its own meat processing plants, bakeries and frozen-food processing plants. White Castle has earned numerous accolades over the years including Time magazine's "Most Influential Burger of All Time" (2014, The Original Slider®) and Thrillist's "Best Plant-Based Fast-Food Burger" (2019, Impossible™ Slider). In 2021, Fast Company named the fast-food pioneer one of the "10 Most Innovative Dining Companies." White Castle, which earned the Great Place to Work® Certification™ in 2021, 2022 and 2023, is known for the legendary engagement of its team members, more than 1 in 4 of whom have worked for the business for at least 10 years. White Castle is beloved by its passionate fans ("Cravers"), many of whom compete each year for entry into the Cravers Hall of Fame. The official White Castle app makes it easy for Cravers to sign up for the Craver Nation® loyalty program, access sweet deals and place pickup orders at any time. They can also have their orders delivered using one of White Castle's delivery partners. For more information on White Castle, visit

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