Robert Brownstone

Technology & eDiscovery Counsel and EIM Group Chair Fenwick & West LLPConnect

Over half of my 28 year legal career has been spent at Fenwick & West. I advise clients on: electronic discovery; eWorkplace policies, protocols and training; retention/destruction policies and protocols; information-security and data privacy; and social-media rewards and risks. 

Both in deposition and at trial, I have handled direct-testimony and cross-examination of witnesses as to electronically stored information (ESI) and computer-forensics. I also collaborate with clients as to computer solutions enabling compliance with legal obligations.

A nationally recognized resource on electronic information, I have authored over 50 articles on law and technology issues and have been featured in over 50 media outlets. I have delivered almost 300 presentations on a variety of topics, including Compliance; Data & Records Retention/Destruction; eDiscovery/Electronic Information Management (EIM); Privacy and/or Social-Media in the Workplace; Information Security Obligations; and Metadata Concerns. 

Since 2009, I have taught eight Electronic Discovery Law & Process law school courses at the University of San Francisco School, the University of Puerto Rico and Santa Clara University.