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Robert D. Brownstone

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Robert D. Brownstone is the technology & ediscovery counsel and EIM group co-chair at Silicon Valley-headquartered Fenwick & West LLP, where he advises clients on electronic discovery,electronic information management (EIM) and “eWorkplace” policies, retention/destruction policies and protocols, information security and data privacy, and social media rewards and risks. A nationally recognized resource on electronic information, Brownstone writes the ITLawToday.com blog, has authored more than 60 articles on law and technology issues since 2002 and has been featured in over 50 media outlets. Also since 2002, he has delivered more than 300 outside presentations on a variety of topics. Since 2009, he has taught eight Electronic Discovery Law & Process law school courses at the University of San Francisco School, the University of Puerto Rico, and Santa Clara University. In 2015, he will teach the course at Brooklyn and USF Law Schools. He is a member of the state bars of California and New York and is a past chair of the executive committee of the State Bar of California’s Law Practice Management and Technology Section. Since 2008, Bob has served on the advisory board of the National Employment Law Institute. 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, where he was a notes editor and a published author on the Brooklyn Law Review.  

  • BA, Swarthmore College
  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
      "Despite Lawsuit and Numerous Glitches, New Jersey Voted, but it Wasn’t Pretty"AllThingsD.com11/07/12
      "Keeping Tasks Inside the Firewall"Law Technology News01/30/12
      "East Coast E-Discovery Ruling Gives Insights on Errors, Sanctions"
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