Steven W. Teppler is a partner of the firm, and the chair of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice group.

Steven is an ISACA-certified data privacy solutions engineer, who has been at the forefront of cybersecurity, data privacy and eDiscovery matters since 2000, and has extensive technology, blockchain and class action litigation experience. He also has deep hands-on experience stemming from his work to secure six cryptography patents, and his role leading a content authentication technology startup.

Steven is a leader in the field of data privacy and cybersecurity, who publishes the blog Litigation Intelligence, and regularly lectures and teaches on the subject.

He is the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Information Security Committee; a past founding co-chair of the ABA’s Internet of Things Committee (2015-2017); founding past chair of the ABA’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee (2008-2015); and past chair and founding member of the Florida Bar’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, which provided substantial input to the 2012 eDiscovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Steven is also a past chair and current member of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Florida Bar.

In addition, Steven is a Professor of Practice, and lectures on cybersecurity at the University of South Florida, He also teaches an Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence workshop as an adjunct professor of eDiscovery at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

Steven’s professional affiliations include: Co-chair of the American Bar Association Information Security Committee; founding past co-chair of the ABA’s Internet of Things Committee (2015-2017); founding past chair of the ABA’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee (2008-2015); past chair and founding member of the Florida Bar’s eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee, which provided substantial drafting input to the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; and past chair and current member of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Florida Bar.

Steven’s publications include:

  • “The Two Faces of Innovation: From Safe and Dumb to Vulnerable Smart Products and Infrastructure,” ISSA Journal, February 2018.
  • “A Practitioner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery Under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure” (contributor) Florida Business Litigation Manual, 9th Edition, 2017.
  • “Testable Reliability: A Modernized Approach to Digital Evidence Admissibility,” 12 Ave Maria L. Rev. 213, Fall 2014.
  • “A Practitioner’s Guide to Electronic Discovery Under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure,” Florida Business Litigation Manual, 8th Edition, Spring 2014.
  • “Digital Evidence Life-Cycle Management: An Information Governance Approach to Information Security and Privacy: A Practical Guide for Global Executives, Lawyers, and Technologists,” (co-author) American Bar Association, February 2011.
  • Foundations of Digital Evidence, Contributor, American Bar Association: 2008.
  • “Life After Sarbanes-Oxley, The Merger of Information
  • “Security and Accountability,” 45 Jurimetrics J. 379 American Bar Association/Arizona State University College of Law, September 2005.
  • ANSI Trusted Timestamping Standard, co-author, American National Standards Institute: 2005.
  • PKI Assessment Guidelines, (contributor) American Bar Association: 2001.
  • Information Security Legal Manual, (contributor) “Information Security and the Law,” American Bar Association: 2004.

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Florida

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • The City College of New York, B.A., 1977

Cybersecurity Alert: Class Action Liability Risks for Violations of ADA and New York Human Rights Laws

July 6, 2018

Check out our latest Cybersecurity Law Alert published by Steven Teppler and Lauren X. Topelsohn on ADA Compliance for websites and the recent uptick in class action lawsuits for violations of ADA and New York Human Rights Law in light of the Federal Government's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Cybersecurity Alert: Brand Name Spoofing Still a Popular Phishing Tactic

June 26, 2018

Check out our latest Cybersecurity Alert about Brand Name Spoofing, a popular phishing tactic that can put you and your company at risk. The Firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice led by Of Counsel Steven Teppler, who co-authored the Alert with Member Lauren X. Topelsohn, helps business owners to prevent and mitigate damages from cyber attacks.

Steven Teppler and Lauren X. Topelsohn Discuss the Legal and Ethic Requirements Imposed by the SHIELD Act in the New York Law Journal

October 10, 2022

The SHIELD (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security) Act is the latest cybersecurity-based legislation, affecting businesses (including law firms) that own or license computerized private information of New York residents. Designed to protect state residents’ data, this act imposes strict requirements on firms and levies harsh fines for those that fail to meet them. […]

Steven Teppler to present webinar titled "The vCISO Engagement and Legal Liability – What You Need to Know"

February 15, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett Of Counsel Steven Teppler will be the Keynote speaker for a "vCISO Engagement and Legal Liability - What You Need to Know" webinar powered by the vCISO News professional community on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 from 10:30am to 12:00pm.