Robert Brownstone Named as Chair of Executive Committee of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management and Technology Section

September 20, 2010 (Mountain View, CA) - Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that Robert D. Brownstone, Esq., the Firm's Law & Technology Director, has been appointed as the Chair of the State Bar's Law Practice Management & Technology (LPMT) Executive Committee. His term begins September 25, 2010.

As the Vice Chair, and previously as co-secretary, of the LPMT's executive committee (ExCom), Brownstone actively sought to educate the committee and state bar members on key computer technology issues that influence the practice of law. During his four years on the ExCom, Brownstone co-chaired the Section's standing committees on Technology, Education and Malpractice-Insurance-Disclosure.

This month, Brownstone will present for the third consecutive year at the State Bar's annual meeting, this time in Monterey. Brownstone will lead MCLE panel presentations on:

  • e-Discovery Translating—Lawyers from Mars; Techies from Venus: Beginning eDiscovery
  • Essential Preparation for Electronic Discovery: Advanced e-Discovery

Brownstone, who joined Fenwick in 2000, is the Co-Chair of the firm's Electronic Information Management (EIM) group. His practice focuses on the areas of electronic discovery, retention/destruction policies and protocols, information-security, privacy and electronic information management. A nationwide speaker and writer on many law and technology issues, Mr. Brownstone is frequently quoted in the press as an expert on electronic information. He also teaches Electronic Discovery classes at two Bay Area law schools.

State Bar of California, LPMT

The mission of the LPMT Section is to help lawyers practice ethically and profitably. The Section works to improve the quality of law practice through effective management techniques and technology. Areas of focus include law firm administration, financial management, time management, marketing, systems and procedures, computer software and hardware, information-security, effective use of internal web platforms and quality presence on the Internet.

About Fenwick & West

Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The firm and its practitioners are continually recognized for innovation in the legal industry, including receiving the 2006 American Lawyer Media award for the "Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Law Firm" for the firm's proprietary eDiscovery and due diligence processes.