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Steven Teppler

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Areas of Law

Technology Based Litigation
Electronic Discovery

Bar Admissions

Florida
Illinois
New York
Washington, D.C.

Memberships

National and State Bar Associations
Co-Chair of the Internet of Things (IoT) Committee of the American Bar Association
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Electronic Discovery Pilot Program
Founder and co-program chair of American Bar Association’s National Institute on Electronic Discovery and Information Governance
Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee ( 2012 – 2014 )
Program Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Internet of Things (IoT) National Institute ( 2015 – Present)

Distinctions

Co-Chair of the Internet of Things (IoT) Committee of the American Bar Association

Education

Political Science Summa Cum Laude from the City College of New York, Phi Beta Kappa
Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City


Steven W. Teppler

Electronic Discovery and Technology Litigation

Steven W. Teppler leads the firm’s electronic discovery and technology based litigation practice and frequently co-counsels with other attorneys on electronic discovery issues. He has practiced law since 1981 and is admitted to the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois. Additionally, he is admitted into the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well the United States Supreme Court.

Steven’s practice focus is on electronic discovery, including production, preservation, and spoliation matters, and he advises clients about risk, liability, and compliance issues unique to information governance. His experience includes Federal and state court litigation matters, both against and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, as well as probate and family law disputes where electronic discovery is critically implicated.

Steven is an active member of national and state bar associations. Nationally, he is the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Internet of Things (IoT) Committee, a member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, a founder and co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Internet of Things National Institute (2015-present), a founder and co-program chair of the American Bar Association’s National Institute on Electronic Discovery and Information Governance (2012-2014), and a contributing author of the ANSI X9F4 trusted timestamp guideline standards for the financial industry. His Florida Bar activities include membership in the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, (2012-present); the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics (2005-2011, past chair 2010-2011) where he contributed to the Florida Bar Ethics Advisory Opinions 06-02 (Metadata Mining), 07-2 (Off-Shoring), and 10-2 (Storage Media Sanitization). He is also a founding co-chair of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section eDiscovery Committee (2014) which contributed to the drafting of the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.

Steven holds six patents in the field of content authentication and is the founder and CEO of a content authentication provider. He an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad School of Law and at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches electronic discovery. He also lectures nationwide on evolving theories of technology oriented theories of liability and electronic discovery.

Publications include:

“A Practitioner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery Under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure,” Florida Business Litigation Manual, 9th Edition (Spring 2016).

“A Practitioner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery Under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure,” Florida Business Litigation Manual, 8th Edition (Spring 2014).

”“Testable Reliability: A Modernized Approach to ESI Admissibility” Ave Maria Law Review (Spring, 2014).

“Digital Evidence as Hearsay,” Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, October 2009.

“Time and Admissibility,” Foundations of Digital Evidence. American Bar Association, July 2008.

“The HIPAA Technology Challenge: Protecting the Integrity of Health Care Information,” California Health Law News – Volume XXVI, Issue 1, Winter 2007/2008.

“Spoliation in the Digital Universe,” The SciTech Lawyer, Science and Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association, Fall 2007.

“Digital Signatures Are Not Enough” (co-author), Information Systems Security Association, January 2006.

“Life After Sarbanes-Oxley – The Merger of Information Security and Accountability” (co-author), 45 Jurimetrics J. 379 (2005).

“State of Connecticut v. Swinton: A Discussion of the Basics of Digital Evidence Admissibility” (co-author), Georgia Bar Newsletter Technology Law Section, Spring 2005.