Steven Brower
 
Buchalter Nemer
Seminars and Presentations

    • "War Stories on Insurance Coverage Cases", July 2016, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) SoCal, Southern California
    • "Word Search in E-Discovery", March 2016, Ingenious E-Discovery Seminar, Newport Beach, CA
    • "Unique Issues in E-Discovery", March 2016, Exchange, San Francisco, CA
    • "Communicating With Your IT Department - Issues for In-House Counsel", January 2016, ACC SoCal In-House Seminar, Los Angeles, CA 
    • "Using E-Discovery To Find The Key Documents To Win Your Case", August 2015, Ingenious Seminars, San Diego, CA
    • Moderator of Ethics Roundup Plenary Session, March 2015, ABA Section of Litigation, Committee on Insurance Coverage, Tucson, AZ
    • "Ethically Kicking Your Opponents Butt - War Stories About Winning Cases", October 2014, Association of Corporate Counsel, Multiple So Cal Locations
    • Moderator of "Judges Panel", March 2014, ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Committee, Tucson, AZ
    • "Suing John Doe: Getting The Social Media Evidence", August 2013, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section of Science and Technology, San Francisco, CA
    • "E-Discovery" Program Track Chairman, July 2013, Electronic Discovery (now Ingenious), Laguna Beach, CA
    • "Litigation - Winning Your Case And Getting It Paid For By Insurance", April 2013, Buchalter Nemer Brownbag Series, Orange County, CA
    • "Winning Your Case - Intellectual Property War Stories", April 2013, Association of Corporate Counsel, Orange County and Los Angeles, CA
    • "Using E-Discovery in Business Litigation Cases", March, 2013, Executive Counsel, San Francisco, CA
    • "Jury Selection and Social Media", February 2013, ABA Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel, Miami, FL
    • “50 Tips About Business Insurance Coverage That Every Risk Manager Wants To Know”, October 2012, RIMS, Orange County, CA - This is one of the top rated presentations at the Annual Convention of RIMS, presented to the local chapter for the first time
    • “Winning Litigation and Getting The Insurance Coverage You Paid For”, August 2012, Buchalter Nemer Brownbag Teleconference Series
    • “50 Tips About Business Insurance Coverage That Every Risk Manager Wants to Know”, April 2012, RIMS Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
    • “Litigating Intellectual Property Cases – Strategy and Cost Control”, March, 2012, Association of Corporate Counsel, Orange County & Los Angeles, CA
    • “Ediscovery”, April 2012, Private Seminar Provider, San Francisco, CA
    • “How to Use BN Search for Attorneys”, March 2012, In-House Seminar for Partners and Associates, Los Angeles, CA
    • “Advanced Tips for Litigating Insurance Coverage Cases”, March 2012, ABA Section of Litigation Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation, Tucson, AZ
    • “Representing Entities Before The Courts”, February 2012, ABA Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Carlsbad, CA which included organizing and moderating the judicial panel including Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9thCircuit), Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. (3rd Circuit), Magistrate Judge Jay C. Gandhi (Central District of California), Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl (Asst. Presiding Judge, Civil, Los Angeles Superior Court), Judge William F. Highberger (Complex Civil Panel, Los Angeles Superior Court)
    • “Winning in Litigation and Getting Insurance to Pay For It”, September 2011, Private Seminars for General Counsel, Los Angeles and Orange County
    • “50 Tips About Business Insurance Coverage That Every Risk Manager Wants To Know”, May 2011, RIMS Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
    • “Basic Deposition Strategies and Advanced Tips”, April 2011, Buchalter Nemer Litigation Department, Los Angeles, CA
    • “Ethical Tensions in E-Discovery” and “Cost and Risk Containment Issues”, March 2011, San Francisco, CA
    • “50 Tips About Business Insurance Coverage That Every Risk Professional Needs To Know”, RIMS Annual Conference, April 2010, Boston, MA
    • “Insurance Coverage – What Every Litigator Needs To Know”, Buchalter Nemer Litigation Group CLE, February 2010, Los Angeles, CA
    • “10 Tips To Improve Your Results In Litigation, While Still Lowering Your Costs”, Buchalter Nemer Brown Bag Seminar Series, February 2010
    • “50 Tips About Business Insurance Coverage That Every In-House Counsel Wants To Know”, Private Client Presentations, Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Orange County & San Diego, September 2009
    • “Insurance Issues in a Food Contamination Recall”, ABA Insurance Coverage Committee, March, 2009, Tucson, AZ
    • “Practical Issues in Electronic Discovery”, Thomson/Daily Journal Records Management and E-Discovery Advanced Issues, February, 2009, Beverly Hills, CA
    • “Practical Issues in Electronic Discovery”, Thomson Electronic Document Conference, December, 2008, San Francisco, CA
    • “Mock Trial – The Records Manager Appears in Court”, ARMA Hawaii Chapter, May, 2008, Honolulu, HI
    • “50 Tips About Business Insurance Coverage That Every Risk Manager Wants To Know”, RIMS Annual Conference, April, 2008, San Diego, CA
    • “50 Tips About Business Insurance Coverage That Every In-House Counsel Wants To Know”, Private Presentation co-sponsored by Willis, February, 2008, La Jolla, CA
    • “Advanced Issues in E-Discovery, Including Ethics”, West Legalworks E-Discovery and Records Management Conference, December, 2007, San Francisco, CA
    • “Advanced Issues in E-Discovery, Including Ethics”, West Legalworks E-Discovery and Records Management Conference, November, 2007, New York, NY
    • “50 Tips About Business Insurance Coverage That Every In-House Counsel Wants To Know”, Private Presentation to in-house counsel, June, 2007, San Jose, Palo Alto and San Francisco
    • “Insurance Coverage for Technology Risks”, Southwestern Law School Computer Law Conference, June, 2007, Los Angeles, CA
    • “E-Discovery – Finding All The Pieces for Healthcare”, DW Harper Group, May, 2007, Costa Mesa, CA
    • “Records Management Mock Trial, Presented by IBM”, AIIM Conference, April, 2007, Boston, MA
    • “Seeking and Avoiding Sanctions for Electronic Discovery”, Legalworks and Daily Journal Advanced E-Discovery Conference, February, 2007, Beverly Hills
    • “50 Tips About Business Insurance Coverage That Every In-House Counsel Wants To Know”, Private Presentation to in-house counsel, December, 2006, San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles
    • “Electronic Trial Presentation” and “E-Discovery”, Legalworks E-Discovery and Records Management Conference, December, 2006, San Francisco, CA
    • Insurance Coverage Issues in Technology Litigation, 35th Annual World Computer and Internet Law Congress, IT Tech Law Association (fka Computer Law Association), May, 2006, San Francisco, CA
    • Litigation Requirements for Records Retention and Electronic Discovery, NCHelp Legal Committee Meeting, March 2006, Palm Springs, CA
    • “Mock Trial: The RIMS Team Before Judge and Jury”, Arizona Chapter of ARMA, March 2006, Phoenix, AZ
    • I prepared a mock trial which I have presented several times, including one presentation at a worldwide meeting of records managers for a Fortune 100 company and twice at the annual meeting of the American Records Management Association.  It involves a situation in which a corporation changes its records retention procedure and inadvertently destroys some important records.  Normally about ½ of the audience (all professional records managers) vote that monetary penalties of millions of dollars should be imposed against the defendant. 
    • “Mock Trial: The RIMS Team Before Judge and Jury”, Greater Kansa City Chapter of ARMA, March 2006, Kansa City, KS
    • “Cost Control for Electronic Discovery” and “Ethical Issues Arising in the Course of Electronic Discovery”, First Annual E-Discovery and Trial Practice Forum, Thomson Legalworks, February 2006, Los Angeles, CA
    • "ADR for Intellectual Property Disputes", American Bar Association Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution, October, 2005, Las Vegas, NV
    • "Contract Drafting Lessons Learned from Litigation of Software Disputes", American Conference Institute, October, 2005, San Francisco, CA
    • "Mock Trial: The Interface Between Records Management and Litigation" [3 hour version] - Annual Meeting of ARMA, September, 2005, Chicago, IL
    • "Insurance Coverage Issues in Technology Litigation", Southwestern Law School First Annual Computer Law Conference, June, 2005, Los Angeles, CA
    • "Electronic Discovery Tools for the Advanced Litigator", Glasser LegalWorks, March 2005, San Francisco, CA
    • "Is the Tripartite Relationship a Reality or a Nightmare?", American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Committee on Insurance Coverage Annual Meeting, February 2005, Tucson, AZ
    • "Web Security: Legal Restriction on Legitimate Security Investigation", RSA Conference, February 2005, San Francisco, CA
    • "Electronic Discovery", Glasser LegalWorks, December 2004, San Francisco, CA
    • "Mock Trial: The Interface Between Records Management and Litigation" [1 hour version] - Bay Area Chapter of ARMA, November 2004, Santa Clara, CA.
    • "Mock Trial: The Interface Between Records Management and Litigation" [8 hour version] - Big Sky Chapter of ARMA, November 2004, Missoula, MT
    • "Marketing Yourself: Choosing What You Do Best", Findlaw Legal Marketing Conference, October, 2004, Las Vegas, NV.
    • "Web Security: Legal Restrictions on Legitimate Security Investigation", Blackhat Convention, July 2004, Las Vegas, NV.
    • "Mock Trial: Records Management and the Legal System", Private Presentation, May 2004, Jersey City, NJ.
    • "New Tools In Electronic Discovery", Glasser LegalWorks, December 2003, San Francisco, CA
    • "Mock Trial: The Interface Between Records Management and Litigation", American Records Management Association Annual Meeting, October 2003, Boston MA
    • "Litigating A Preliminary Injunction - Getting Justice on a Half-Baked Record", American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 2003, San Francisco, CA
    • "Electronic Discovery in a Less-Paper World", MEDMARC Annual Defense Counsel Meeting, June 2003, Asheville, NC
    • "Electronic Discovery - What It Is and How To Do It", Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California & Nevada, May 2003, Reno, NV
    • "New Tools and Techniques In Electronic Discovery", Glasser LegalWorks, December 2002, San Francisco, CA
    • "Electronic Discovery and Records Management", LA Chapter of the American Records Management Association, October 2002, Los Angeles, CA
    • "Software Failure: A Mock Trial with Percipient and Expert Witnesses", Computer Law Association Software Failure Litigation Conference, October 2002, Orlando, FL
    • "Legal and Ethical Issues for Records Managers", American Records Management Association Annual Meeting, September 2002, New Orleans, LA
    • "Ethical Issues in the Tripartite Relationship Between Attorneys, Insureds and Insurers", American Bar Association Section of Litigation, April 2002, Boston, MA
    • "Electronic Discovery and Ethics - How Does It Really Work?", American Records Management Association, March 2002, Long Beach, CA
    • "The Interface Between the Internet and Privacy - Does the Right to Privacy Still Exist?", American Bar Association Section of Litigation, March 2002, Tucson, AZ
    • "Electronic Discovery", California Continuing Education of the Bar, March 2002, Los Angeles and Anaheim, CA
    • "Defending the Deposition of a CEO in a Medical Products Litigation", MD&M Conference, February 2002, Anaheim, CA
    • "Issues in Electronic Discovery - Argument on a Motion to Compel", Glasser LegalWorks & Daily Journal, November 2001, San Francisco, CA
    • "Issues in Electronic Discovery", Glasser LegalWorks & Daily Journal, October 2001, San Francisco, CA
    • "21st Century Law Office - Use of Technology and the Ethical Implications", California Continuing Education of the Bar, September, 2001, San Diego and Anaheim, CA
    • "Electronic Discovery - New Federal Rules", Glasser LegalWorks, April, 2001, San Francisco, CA
    • "When to Settle, When to Sue", Mealey's Publications, IT Failures Conference, March, 2001, New Orleans, LA
    • "Issues in Electronic Discovery", Glasser LegalWorks, January, 2001, San Francisco, CA
    • "Litigation of Technology Claims", ABA CLE Center, January, 2001, Moderator and participant, national teleconference
    • "Issues in Electronic Discovery", Glasser LegalWorks, December, 2000, San Francisco, CA.
    • "Risk Management for Online Liability" and "Online Privacy - What Are the Real Issues?", Online Liability Conference, American Conference Institute, October, 2000, Chicago, IL.
    • "Issues in Litigation Representation of E-Business Companies", ABA Section of Litigation, ABA Annual Meeting, July, 2000, New York, NY.
    • "Recent Developments in Computer Performance Litigation", ABA Internet and Computer Litigation Committee, ABA Annual Meeting, July, 2000, New York, NY.
    • "3 Secrets to Winning Your Technology Litigation", ABA Internet and Computer Litigation Committee, April, 2000, Seattle, WA
    • "How To Use Year 2000 Legislation To Protect Your Company", MEDMARC Risk Management Seminar, October, 1999, San Francisco, CA
    • "Current Issues In Computer Performance Litigation", University of Houston Computer Law Conference, October, 1999, Dallas, TX
    • "Litigation Using The Y2K Act", Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, August, 1999, Atlanta, GA
    • "Discovery of Electronic Evidence - Implications of Voicemail on Discovery", PLI Internet Law Conference, July, 1999, San Francisco, CA
    • Conference Chairman and "Insurance Coverage Issues for E-commerce", TIX, May, 1999, Chicago, IL
    • "Discovery of Electronic Evidence", California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), May, 1999, San Diego, CA, Anaheim, CA and Los Angeles, CA
    • "Keynote Address - Year 2000 Legal Issues", AICPA Technology Conference, April, 1999, Denver, CO
    • "Discovery of Voice Mail - Has Modern Technology Made Discovery Impossible?", ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, April, 1999, Dallas, TX
    • "Issues in Electronic Discovery", Glasser Legal Works, March, 1999, San Francisco, CA
    • "Defense of Consultants and Vendors from Year 2000 Claims", Defense Research Institute Year 2000 Litigation Conference, March, 1999, New Orleans, LA
    • "The Potential Impact of Year 2000 Computer Problems on E-Commerce", Electronic Commerce Policy Update, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, March, 1999, Berkeley, CA
    • "Year 2000 Risk Management For Medical Device Manufacturers", MEDMARC Insurance, February, 1999, Chicago, IL.
    • "Year 2000 Litigation Issues - What Will Be The Defenses?", American Law Institute/American Bar Association, December, 1998, Philadelphia, PA
    • Conference Chairman and "Mediation of a Hypothetical Year 2000 Claim", American Conference Institute Year 2000 Legal Liabilities Conference, October, 1998, New York, NY
    • "Year 2000 - Personal Liability for Directors & Officers?" and "Meet the Legal Experts Panel", SPG Year 2000 Conference, October, 1998, Dallas, TX
    • "Insurance Coverage Issues for the Insurer", TIX Year 2000 Insurance Issues, October, 1998, New York, NY
    • "Year 2000 - Personal Liability for Directors & Officers?", SPG Year 2000 Conference, September, 1998, San Francisco, CA
    • "Year 2000 - Meet the Experts Panel", SPG Year 2000 Conference, September, 1998, Los Angeles, CA.
    • "Year 2000 Litigation Targets", American Bar Association, August, 1998, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    • "Year 2000 Legal Issues for Healthcare", Kansas Hospital Association, July, 1998, Salina, KS.
    • "Recent Developments in Computer Litigation", 19th Annual USC Computer Law Institute, May, 1998, Los Angeles, CA.
    • "Risk Management Issues in Computer Errors & Omissions Litigation", Employers Reinsurance Customer Awareness Seminars, April, 1998, Austin, TX.
    • "Insurance Coverage: Year 2000, Intellectual Property, Duty to Defend", Glasser Legal Works, January, 1998, San Francisco, CA.
    • "Insurance Coverage for Year 2000 Problems," National Professional Communications, January, 1998, San Francisco, CA.
    • "Electronic Document Discovery: Legal and Practical Problems In Obtaining And Reviewing Evidence," Glasser Legal Works, November, 1997, San Francisco, CA.
    • "Year 2000 Roundtable," California Minority Counsel Program, November, 1997, Los Angeles, CA.
    • "Directors & Officers Criminal and Civil Liability for Year 2000 Problems," Fulcrum, November, 1997, San Francisco, CA.
    • "Insurance Coverage in an Online World - What's Covered Under Present Policies," American Conference Institute, November, 1997, New York, NY.
    • "Year 2000 Legal Issues - Litigation of a Year 2000 Claim & Insurance Coverage," Glasser Legal Works, October, 1997, San Francisco, CA.
    • "Legal Issues For The Year 2000 Problem," International Quality and Productivity Center, August, 1997, Chicago, IL.
    • "Management Issues For The Year 2000 Problem," Private Briefing to Executive Management of a Public Company, April, 1997, Irvine, CA.
    • "Discovery of Electronic Data in Civil Litigation," Panelist for the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, April, 1997, Washington, D.C.
    • "High-Tech Insurance Issues," Lecturer for the Computer Law Association CyberSpaceCamp, March, 1997, San Jose, CA.
    • "Insurance and Risk Management Issues in an Internet World," Panelist for Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), October, 1996, Palm Springs, CA.
    • "Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Claims," Panelist for RIMS Back to School Day, June, 1994, San Jose, CA.
    • "Insurance Coverage for D&O Claims," Speaker, Golden Gate CPCU, June, 1994, Oakland, CA.
    • "D&O Claims Handling - The Insured's Perspective," Guest Speaker for Corroon & Black National D&O Staff Meeting, November, 1993, Chicago, IL.
    • Mock motion argument, "Economic Loss Rule," American Bar Association Mid-Winter Litigation Section, October, 1993, Washington, D.C. (Judge in case was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer, then a Judge on the First Circuit)
    • "An Update on Insurance Issues in High-Technology Companies," Speaker, Northern California RIMS Back to School Day, September 1992, Saratoga, CA.
    • "Risk Management for Data Processing Clients," Chairman and Panelist, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 1991, Atlanta, GA.
    • "Risk Management for Intellectual Property Litigation and Viruses," Corroon & Black, July 1991, San Jose, CA.
    • "CYA: Insurance in the Post-Lotus Era," Computer Law Association and Business Law Section of the ABA, November 1990, Boston, MA.
    • LANDEX (Local Area Network Dealer Exposition), Speaker on Litigation Issues, 1989 & 1990, Long Beach, CA.
    • "Insurance Issues in Computer Litigation," Boston Bar Association, May 1989, Boston, MA.
    • "Computer Litigation," Faculty, Andrews Computer Litigation Reporter, February 1989, San Francisco, CA.
    • "Computer Fraud: Investigation, Prosecution and Civil Litigation," Chairman and Moderator, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 1988, Toronto, Canada.
    • Minnesota CLE Annual Computer Law Seminar, Speaker and Workshop Leader regarding litigation aspects, May 1988, Minneapolis, MN.
    • "Are You Managing Your Risks, or Managing to Risk Your Company?," Panelist, Association of Data Processing Service Organizations, Management Conference, April 1988, Palm Springs, CA.
    • St. Paul Fire and Marine, Risk Management Seminars, Speaker on managing the litigation risk, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, San Jose, San Francisco, St. Paul, Brea, San Antonio, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Vancouver, Dallas, Salt Lake City, 1983 to present.
    • National Computer Conference, Law & Computers Technical Session, Chairman and moderator in 1984 and 1985, panelist in 1983. 1985 Los Angeles spokesperson on television and radio. 1984 interviewed by "Sixty Minutes" regarding computer security and hackers.

 

Publications

 

Book

 

    • Chapter on "Insurance for Computer Related Risks" in "Computer Law for Vendors of Software and Hardware" published by Prentice-Hall Law & Business (publication in October, 1994, updated in October, 1995)  (An older item which is still a relevant introduction to the subject) 


Journal

 

    • Editor-in-Chief, "Internet and Computer Litigation Journal" of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, Committee on Internet and Computer Litigation, 2000-2005.
    • Associate Editor, "Computer Performance Litigation" section of the "Computer Litigation Journal" published quarterly by the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, Committee on Computer Litigation, 1994-2000.  Author of the quarterly column on "Recent Developments in Computer Litigation"


Paper

 

    • "Function Design Document: Toward Better Documentation for Data Processing Contracts", Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Systems Documentation, January 22-23, 1982.

 

Articles

  

    • "Don't Be Left Naked When It Comes To Insurance Coverage", Buchalter Nemer Client Alerts - July, 2012
    • "An Updated Practical Guide to ICPIC (Independent Counsel Paid by Insurance Company) In California", Law 360 - May, 2009
    • “Can Courts Require Insurers to Personally Attend Mediations?”, Coverage, ABA Section of Litigation Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation, September/October, 2008. 
    • "Bracing for the Invasion of the Millennium Bug", Insurance Litigation, April, 1998
    • "Critical Path to Mediating High-Tech Disputes", ABA Computer Litigation Journal, February, 1998 (written by Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr., litigator's comments by Steven Brower)
    • "Beyond Awareness: Ten Management and Ten Legal Pitfalls Regarding the Year 2000 Computer Problem That You May Not Have Considered, YET!", co-author Warren S. Reid, http://www.year2000.com, March, 1997, reprinted in more than 25 publications and web sites.
    • "9 Legal Issues Regarding The Year 2000 Problem", ABA Computer Litigation Journal, December, 1996.
    • "Insurance Issues for the Computer Industry", Boston Bar Journal, September/October 1989.
    • "Software Malpractice: Headline of the Future?", Software in Healthcare, February/March 1984.
    • "Contracting for Data Processing in Healthcare", WLE Health Law Outlook, October 1983.