Steven Brower is a Litigation Shareholder in Buchalter Nemer, a California-based law firm. His practice involves all types of civil litigation with particular emphasis in the areas of insurance coverage (primarily for policyholders), computer technology (including e-discovery consulting) and intellectual property, although he also regularly handles matters related to contracts, fraud, trade secrets, real estate, professional liability, embezzlement, product liability and construction disputes.
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 policyholders (having collected over $200 million from insurance companies for his clients) and he has also represented insurance companies in both coverage opinions and bad faith litigation, 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, and as the first regular user of the Internet, 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 also obtained the identity of an "anonymous" poster in a John Doe case.
Mr. Brower is also active in alternative dispute resolution. He has represented parties in over 200 mediations and arbitrations. He has also served as an arbitrator and as a mediator, generally in matters related to computer technology.
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