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Robert D. Brownstone

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Robert D. Brownstone is the Technology & eDiscovery Counsel at Silicon-Valley-headquartered Fenwick & West LLP, where he advises clients on electronic discovery, retention/destruction policies and protocols, information-security, and electronic information management. A nationwide speaker and writer on many law and technology issues, Brownstone is frequently quoted in the press as an expert on electronic information. He is a member of four state bars (including California and New York) and is the immediate past chair of the executive committee of the State Bar of California's Law Practice Management and Technology Section. In 2008, Brownstone was appointed to the National Employment Law Institute Advisory Board. In 2006, he was named a Northern California Super Lawyer and featured in a cover story of ABA's Law Practice magazine. Before joining Fenwick & West in 2000, Brownstone had a 13-year career as a litigator, law school administrator, law school teacher, and consultant. From 1995 to 2000, he was the first moot court program coordinator at the USF School of Law, where he taught Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis from 1992 to 2000. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School.

  • BA, Swarthmore College
  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
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      "Keeping Tasks Inside the Firewall"Law Technology News01/30/12
      "East Coast E-Discovery Ruling Gives Insights on Errors, Sanctions"
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