Teppler is a leader in cybersecurity and electronic discovery
New York – Cybersecurity, cryptography, and legal tech expert Steven Teppler joins one of the world’s leading virtual firms, Sterlington, as partner. The firm has grown at pace in 2021 – with 27 attorneys and 11 staff joining since the beginning of the year.
Steven Teppler is the current co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Information Security Committee and served as past co-chair on the IoT and eDiscovery and Digital Evidence committees.
Sterlington’s Founding Partner Christopher S. Harrison commented: “The exponential growth we have seen at Sterlington over the last 6 months has been due to an increase in demand for our specialized services, flexibility and virtual offering. We are incredibly proud to diversify our pool of talent with partners like Steven, which is vital to the future of our firm. We already serve clients across multiple disciplines but with legal tech and cybersecurity such an enormous priority for many across the world, we are thrilled to add Steven’s expertise to our team”.
Teppler’s cybersecurity and privacy practice focuses on preventive and remedial consultation as well as related litigation. He advises clients requiring preventive and remedial (post-incident) cybersecurity counseling as well as engaging in cybersecurity litigation on behalf of clients who fall victim to cyber-fraud. He advises and guides his clients through the electronic discovery process in complex federal and state matters, and litigates issues related to problems involving ESI production, preservation, and provenance. His experience includes Federal and state court litigation matters both against and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies as well as probate and family law disputes where electronic discovery is critically implicated. He is also admitted to the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois and New Jersey.
Steven Teppler commented: “The virtual practice of law is the wave of the future, and cybersecurity, privacy, and electronic discovery fit hand-in-glove with this practice model. I’m thrilled to be part of Sterlington’s diverse and international team of visionary attorneys”.
Teppler is an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad School of Law.
Prior to joining Sterlington, Teppler was the Chair of Mandelbaum Salsburg’s Privacy and Cyber Security Practice Group. He is an ISACA certified CDPSE (Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer) and has been involved in cybersecurity and electronic discovery matters for over 20 years. He has been granted six patents involving robust cryptographic content authentication methodology.
Note to editors
C-Level executives understand that cybersecurity and privacy related incidents, including ransomware, data breaches, and identity, are just the tip of the cyber-threat iceberg. They are essential business processes. Any entity that generates electronic information or engages in online data exchange needs to understand – and adapt – to an evolving threat landscape. The consequences for failing to identify and address such internal and external cyber threats include protracted business downtime or failure, significant recovery costs, litigation resourcing and liability, as well as regulatory fines and penalties amounting in many cases to eight or nine figure losses.
Sterlington was founded in 2016 by Christopher S. Harrison. Sterlington is focused on sophisticated transactional and litigation work. The firm’s clients include private equity funds, multi-billion-dollar family offices, venture capital funds, and their portfolio companies. The firm also works with hedge funds, high net worth individuals, high profile CEOs, and management teams, as well as corporate, biotech, and startup clients. Sterlington’s team includes a diverse and highly accomplished group of legal professionals and a skilled team of technology and customer service professionals. Sterlington is already considered one of the world’s leading virtual law firms. They have grown exponentially over the last few years with their virtual offering proving to be resilient to the global changes experienced since the Pandemic began in 2020.