Robert Brownstone advises clients on electronic discovery, electronic information management, retention/destruction policies and protocols, information-security and privacy. Both in depositions and at trials, Bob has handled direct-testimony and cross-examination of expert witnesses as to electronically stored information (ESI) and computer-forensics. He also collaborates with clients as to computer solutions enabling compliance with legal obligations.
A nationally recognized expert on electronic information, Bob has authored over 50 articles on law and technology issues and has been featured in over 50 media outlets. He has delivered over 260 presentations on the following topics:
He teaches Electronic Discovery Law & Process annually at the University of San Francisco School (USF) and University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Schools of Law and has also taught it at Santa Clara Law.
Bob is a member of four state bars (including 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 (LPMT) Section. He serves on the Advisory Board of the National Employment Law Institute (NELI). In 2006, Bob was named a Northern California Super Lawyer and featured in a cover sory of ABA's Law Practice Magazine.
Before joining Fenwick & West in 2000, Bob had a varied 13-year career as a litigator, law school administrator, law school teacher and consultant. From 1995 to 2000, Bob was the Moot Court Program Coordinator at the University of San Francisco School of Law. During the 1997-98 school year, he also acted as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Legal Research & Writing at JFKU School of Law in Walnut Creek, California. From 1992 to 2000, Bob taught Legal Research Writing & Analysis at USF Law.
Between 1990 and 1995, Bob had key roles in some publicized cases. From 1986 to 1990, when Bob practiced in New York, he was on plaintiffs' counsel's team in the civil suit against Claus von Bulow and on Lowell Milken's defense team in multiple Drexel Burnham Lambert matters.