Robert Brownstone, Fenwick & West Director of Law & Technology, Appointed to NELI Advisory Board

August 06, 2008

August 6, 2008 (Mountain View, CA) - Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert D. Brownstone, Esq., the Firm's Law & Technology Director, to the National Employment Law Institute (NELI) Advisory Board.

As a member of the NELI Advisory Board, Brownstone joins a select group of highly-regarded employment law attorneys who provide guidance regarding current trends in employment law for NELI's many seminars and conferences.

Brownstone's focus, in the areas of electronic information management, electronic discovery and retention/destruction policies and protocols, allow him to provide an increasingly important service in the area of employment law and bring a unique perspective to the Board. Brownstone has been at Fenwick since 2000.

"Robert's versatility as both a lawyer and a technologist is of tremendous value to our firm and our clients on an ongoing basis," commented Victor Schachter, Chair of Fenwick & West's Employment Practices Group. "His contribution to our Electronic Information Management (EIM) Group and collaboration with our lawyers in all aspects of employment litigation, including eDiscovery and trial support, has been outstanding."

According to NELI Founder and Executive Director John Fischer, "Robert's growth as a national thought leader on electronic information has coincided with the increasing impact and unique perspective he has brought to our programs as a presenter over the past six years."

NELI, founded in 1976, is a non-profit educational organization headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The Institute's activities pertain exclusively to employment law compliance, the application of employment law to human resource practices, and practice and procedure before administrative bodies and in state and federal courts. NELI's advanced level programs are attended by thousands of in-house, government and law-firm lawyers and HR professionals all over the country.

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, recently receiving the award for the "Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Law Firm" by American Lawyer Media for the firm's proprietary eDiscovery and due diligence processes.