Steven Brower is a Shareholder and is the Administrative Chair of Buchalter Nemer's Litigation Practice Group in the Orange County, California office. His practice involves all types of civil litigation with particular emphasis in the areas of insurance coverage, computer technology (including e-discovery) and intellectual property, although he also regularly handles matters related to contracts, fraud, trade secrets, real estate, products liability, professional liability, embezzlement and construction.
Mr. Brower has handled all aspects of civil litigation from inception through conclusion, including arbitrations, mediations, complex settlements, trials and appeals in more than 10 states. He has represented both companies seeking insurance coverage (having collected over $200 million for clients) and he has also represented insurance companies, so he has a broad understanding of the insurance business. In the area of intellectual property he regularly handles matters relating to copyright, trademark, trade dress and trade secrets, including obtaining and resisting injunctive relief.
Based, in part, on his experience as a mainframe computer programmer, he has represented many computer technology companies including Borland International, Oracle, Octel, Informix, Amdahl, AMS, Microsoft, MicroPro (Wordstar) and Parcom. He was credited as being the first attorney to ever obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a civil case under 18 USC 1030 (Computer Fraud & Abuse Act).
He has represented parties in over 100 mediations and arbitrations. He has also served as an arbitrator and a mediator in matters related to computer software.
Mr. Brower is AV preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbel and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for several consecutive years. He is currently a co-chair of the Bad Faith Sub-Committee of the Insurance Coverage Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation.
Areas of Practice
- Insurance Coverage
- Intellectual Property