Steven Teppler

Steven Teppler will teach “Introduction to E-Discovery” at Solo Practice University®.

Steven W. Teppler chairs Kirk-Pinkerton’s information governance and electronic discovery practice. He has practiced law since 1981, is admitted to the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois and advises private and public sector clients about risk, liability, and compliance issues unique to information governance (i.e., from instantiation through management, preservation and disposition). Steven is an adjunct professor at Ave Maria Law School, teaching electronic discovery, and also lectures nationwide on evolving theories of information governance and electronic discovery.

Steven holds six patents in the field of content authentication, is the founder and CEO of a content authentication provider. He also is the Co-Chair of the eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the American Bar Association, a member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, a founder and co-program chair of the American Bar Association’s Electronic Discovery and Information Governance Institute, and a contributing author of the ANSI X9F4 trusted timestamp guideline standards for the financial industry. Steven’s Florida Bar activities include membership in the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, membership in (2005-2011) and past chair of (2010-2011) the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee, where he contributed to the Florida Bar Ethics Advisory Opinions 06-02 (Metadata Mining), 07-2 (Off-Shoring), and 10-2 (Storage Media Sanitization).

Steven’s recent publications include: “Digital Evidence as Hearsay”, Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review (October 2009) Volume 6, The HIPAA Technology Challenge: Protecting the Integrity of Health Care Information, California Health Law News – Volume XXVI, Issue 1, Winter 2007/2008; Spoliation in the Digital Universe, The SciTech Lawyer, Science and Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association, Fall 2007; Life After Sarbanes-Oxley – The Merger of Information Security and Accountability (co-author), 45 Jurimetrics J. 379 (2005); Digital Signatures Are Not Enough (co-author), Information Systems Security Association, January 2006; State of Connecticut v. Swinton: A Discussion of the Basics of Digital Evidence Admissibility (co- author), Georgia Bar Newsletter Technology Law Section, Spring 2005; The Digital Signature Paradox (co-author), IETF Information Workshop (The West Point Workshop) June 2005; Observations on Electronic Service of Process in the South Carolina Court System, efiling Report, June 2005. Steven is also a contributing author of the book “Foundations of Digital Evidence” (American Bar Association, July 2008) and “Testable Reliability: A Modern Approach to Digital Evidence Admissibility” (Ave Maria Law Review, exp. Winter 2013).

Steven received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Summa Cum Laude from the City College of New York, Phi Beta Kappa, and received his Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.


“Introduction to E-Discovery” is a course presented by Steven Teppler, Co-Chair of the ABA Committee on eDiscovery and Digital Evidence. The material is basic level: no prior working knowledge of E-Discovery is necessary. This course approaches the subject from a Federal rules perspective.

  • Class 1 -  Introduction to E-Discovery principles and terminology.
  • Class 2  – The duty to preserve ESI (electronically stored information), whether pre-suit or in litigation.
  • Class 3 -  E-Discovery in litigation with a focus on early case procedures.
  • Class 4  – Formal E-Discovery concepts from scope of E-Discovery to modes of E-Discovery.
  • Class 5 -  E-Discovery disputes, spoliation claims and sanctions.

As a bonus provided only to Solo Practice University students, those viewing these webinars will receive free access to a quick reference tool authored by Mr. Teppler: GlanceChart’s Quick Guide to E-Discovery.