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Steven W. Teppler, Member

Steven W. Teppler

Member

steppler@lawfirm.ms

11891 US Highway One, Suite 100
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Tel: 561-328-4617
Fax: 561-214-4130

Steven W. Teppler is a Member of Mandelbaum Salsburg and Chairs the Firm’s Privacy and Cyber Security Practice Group.  He has been involved in cybersecurity and electronic discovery matters since 2000. Steven’s background is diverse, and combines extensive technology and class action litigation and electronic discovery expertise.  He holds six patents involving robust cryptographic methodology, led a tech startup providing content authentication technology, and has subject matter expertise on issues relating to cybersecurity, privacy, and blockchain technology that should be considered prior to launching a new electronic business.

Steven is or has been involved with numerous consumer fraud related class litigation matters, including:

  • Target data breach (representing the Illinois consumer plaintiff) [Data breach]
  • Surfside Non-Surgical Orthopedics, P.A. v. Allscripts, Inc. (N.D. Il.) [ransomware attack]
  • In re: Facebook, Inc., Consumer Privacy User Profile Information (pending before the JPML for potential consolidation into an MDL
  • In re: Intuit Data Litigation (N.D. Cal.) [identity theft/tax refund fraud]
  • Orr, et al. v. International Hotels Group, PLC (N.D. Ga.) [Data breach]
  • In re: Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Marketing & Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (D. N.M.) [misrepresentation]
  • In re: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation (MDL - D. N.J.)

Steven’s professional affiliations include: Co-chair of the American Bar Association Information Security Committee; founding past co-chair of the ABA’s Internet of Things Committee (2015-2017); founding past chair of the ABA’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee (2008-2015); past chair and founding member of the Florida Bar’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, which provided substantial drafting input to the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; and past chair and current member of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Florida Bar.

Steven teaches Information Security at the University of South Florida as a Professor of Practice, and also teaches Electronic Discovery at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard School of Law.

Steven runs a blog entitled "Litigation Intelligence" where he shares his thoughts and comments about cybersecurity, privacy and complex litigation. View Blog.

Steven’s publications include:

  • “The Two Faces of Innovation: From Safe and Dumb to Vulnerable Smart Products and Infrastructure,” ISSA Journal, February 2018.
  • “A Practitioner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery Under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure” (contributor) Florida Business Litigation Manual, 9th Edition, 2017.
  • “Testable Reliability: A Modernized Approach to Digital Evidence Admissibility,” 12 Ave Maria L. Rev. 213, Fall 2014.
  • “A Practitioner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery Under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure,” Florida Business Litigation Manual, 8th Edition, Spring 2014.
  • “Digital Evidence Life-Cycle Management: An Information Governance Approach to Information Security and Privacy: A Practical Guide for Global Executives, Lawyers, and Technologists,” (co-author) American Bar Association, February 2011.
  • Foundations of Digital Evidence, Contributor, American Bar Association: 2008.
  • “Life After Sarbanes-Oxley, The Merger of Information
  • "Security and Accountability,” 45 Jurimetrics J. 379 American Bar Association/Arizona State University College of Law, September 2005.
  • ANSI Trusted Timestamping Standard, co-author, American National Standards Institute: 2005.
  • PKI Assessment Guidelines, (contributor) American Bar Association: 2001.
  • Information Security Legal Manual, (contributor) “Information Security and the Law,” American Bar Association: 2004. 
Steven’s professional affiliations include: Co-chair of the American Bar Association Information Security Committee; founding past co-chair of the ABA’s Internet of Things Committee (2015-2017); founding past chair of the ABA’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee (2008-2015); past chair and founding member of the Florida Bar’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, which provided substantial drafting input to the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; and past chair and current member of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Florida Bar.
Overview

Steven W. Teppler is a Member of Mandelbaum Salsburg and Chairs the Firm’s Privacy and Cyber Security Practice Group.  He has been involved in cybersecurity and electronic discovery matters since 2000. Steven’s background is diverse, and combines extensive technology and class action litigation and electronic discovery expertise.  He holds six patents involving robust cryptographic methodology, led a tech startup providing content authentication technology, and has subject matter expertise on issues relating to cybersecurity, privacy, and blockchain technology that should be considered prior to launching a new electronic business.

Steven is or has been involved with numerous consumer fraud related class litigation matters, including:

  • Target data breach (representing the Illinois consumer plaintiff) [Data breach]
  • Surfside Non-Surgical Orthopedics, P.A. v. Allscripts, Inc. (N.D. Il.) [ransomware attack]
  • In re: Facebook, Inc., Consumer Privacy User Profile Information (pending before the JPML for potential consolidation into an MDL
  • In re: Intuit Data Litigation (N.D. Cal.) [identity theft/tax refund fraud]
  • Orr, et al. v. International Hotels Group, PLC (N.D. Ga.) [Data breach]
  • In re: Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Marketing & Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (D. N.M.) [misrepresentation]
  • In re: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation (MDL - D. N.J.)

Steven’s professional affiliations include: Co-chair of the American Bar Association Information Security Committee; founding past co-chair of the ABA’s Internet of Things Committee (2015-2017); founding past chair of the ABA’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee (2008-2015); past chair and founding member of the Florida Bar’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, which provided substantial drafting input to the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; and past chair and current member of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Florida Bar.

Steven teaches Information Security at the University of South Florida as a Professor of Practice, and also teaches Electronic Discovery at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard School of Law.

Steven runs a blog entitled "Litigation Intelligence" where he shares his thoughts and comments about cybersecurity, privacy and complex litigation. View Blog.

Publications

Steven’s publications include:

  • “The Two Faces of Innovation: From Safe and Dumb to Vulnerable Smart Products and Infrastructure,” ISSA Journal, February 2018.
  • “A Practitioner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery Under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure” (contributor) Florida Business Litigation Manual, 9th Edition, 2017.
  • “Testable Reliability: A Modernized Approach to Digital Evidence Admissibility,” 12 Ave Maria L. Rev. 213, Fall 2014.
  • “A Practitioner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery Under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure,” Florida Business Litigation Manual, 8th Edition, Spring 2014.
  • “Digital Evidence Life-Cycle Management: An Information Governance Approach to Information Security and Privacy: A Practical Guide for Global Executives, Lawyers, and Technologists,” (co-author) American Bar Association, February 2011.
  • Foundations of Digital Evidence, Contributor, American Bar Association: 2008.
  • “Life After Sarbanes-Oxley, The Merger of Information
  • "Security and Accountability,” 45 Jurimetrics J. 379 American Bar Association/Arizona State University College of Law, September 2005.
  • ANSI Trusted Timestamping Standard, co-author, American National Standards Institute: 2005.
  • PKI Assessment Guidelines, (contributor) American Bar Association: 2001.
  • Information Security Legal Manual, (contributor) “Information Security and the Law,” American Bar Association: 2004. 
Professional Affiliations
Steven’s professional affiliations include: Co-chair of the American Bar Association Information Security Committee; founding past co-chair of the ABA’s Internet of Things Committee (2015-2017); founding past chair of the ABA’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee (2008-2015); past chair and founding member of the Florida Bar’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, which provided substantial drafting input to the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; and past chair and current member of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Florida Bar.
Admissions

New York

District of Columbia

Illinois

Florida

Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1980

The City College of New York, B.A., 1977