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Steven W. Teppler, Of Counsel

Steven W. Teppler

Steven W. Teppler

Of Counsel

steppler@lawfirm.ms

11891 US Highway One, Suite 100
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Tel: 646-946-5659
Direct Dial: 646.946.5659
Fax: 561-214-4130

Steven W. Teppler is a partner of the firm, and the chair of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice group.

Steven is an ISACA-certified data privacy solutions engineer, who has been at the forefront of cybersecurity, data privacy and eDiscovery matters since 2000, and has extensive technology, blockchain and class action litigation experience. He also has deep hands-on experience stemming from his work to secure six cryptography patents, and his role leading a content authentication technology startup.

Steven is a leader in the field of data privacy and cybersecurity, who publishes the blog Litigation Intelligence, and regularly lectures and teaches on the subject.

He is the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Information Security Committee; a past founding 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); and past chair and founding member of the Florida Bar’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, which provided substantial input to the 2012 eDiscovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Steven is also a past chair and current member of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Florida Bar.

In addition, Steven is a Professor of Practice, and lectures on cybersecurity at the University of South Florida, He also teaches an Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence workshop as an adjunct professor of eDiscovery at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

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 partner of the firm, and the chair of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice group.

Steven is an ISACA-certified data privacy solutions engineer, who has been at the forefront of cybersecurity, data privacy and eDiscovery matters since 2000, and has extensive technology, blockchain and class action litigation experience. He also has deep hands-on experience stemming from his work to secure six cryptography patents, and his role leading a content authentication technology startup.

Steven is a leader in the field of data privacy and cybersecurity, who publishes the blog Litigation Intelligence, and regularly lectures and teaches on the subject.

He is the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Information Security Committee; a past founding 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); and past chair and founding member of the Florida Bar’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, which provided substantial input to the 2012 eDiscovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Steven is also a past chair and current member of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Florida Bar.

In addition, Steven is a Professor of Practice, and lectures on cybersecurity at the University of South Florida, He also teaches an Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence workshop as an adjunct professor of eDiscovery at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

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

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