Steven Teppler

Steven Teppler

Steven W. Teppler leads Abbott’s electronic discovery and technology based litigation practice and frequently co-counsels with other attorneys on electronic discovery issues. He has practiced law since 1981 and is admitted to the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois. Additionally, he is admitted into the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well the United States Supreme Court. Steven’s practice focus is on electronic discovery, including production, preservation, and spoliation matters, and he advises clients about risk, liability, and compliance issues unique to information governance. His experience includes Federal and state court litigation matters, both against and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, as well as probate and family law disputes where electronic discovery is critically implicated. Steven is an active member of national and state bar associations. Nationally, he is the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Internet of Things (IoT) Committee, a member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, a founder and co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Internet of Things National Institute (2015-present), a founder and co-program chair of the American Bar Association’s National Institute on Electronic Discovery and Information Governance (2012-2014), and a contributing author of the ANSI X9F4 trusted timestamp guideline standards for the financial industry. His Florida Bar activities include membership in the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, (2012-present); the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics (2005-2011, past chair 2010-2011) where he contributed to the Florida Bar Ethics Advisory Opinions 06-02 (Metadata Mining), 07-2 (Off-Shoring), and 10-2 (Storage Media Sanitization). He is also a founding co-chair of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section eDiscovery Committee (2014) which contributed to the drafting of the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Steven holds six patents in the field of content authentication and is the founder and CEO of a content authentication provider. He an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad School of Law and at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches electronic discovery. He also lectures nationwide on evolving theories of technology oriented theories of liability and electronic discovery.

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Guest Appearances
June 18, 2018

2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Masters Seminar on Ethics

Richard Bush, Steven Teppler, Henry Paul, Judy Rushlow, and John Berry join us as they speak on the topic of the 2018 Masters Seminar on Ethics, which includes the most common ethics...

July 15, 2015

Electronic Discovery, Online Controlled Devices, and Legal Ethics

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews panelists of the incredibly important seminar titled “Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence: Pre Discovery Through Trial” at The Florida Bar’s 2015 Annual Conference. In the...