Bruce N. Furukawa is a Partner in the Design Professionals Defense & Counseling Group, primarily representing and counseling architects and engineers. He has represented design professionals, contractors, and owners in a wide range of projects including municipal works, transportation projects, commercial high-rises, waste-water treatment plants, wetland development, and residential projects. As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Furukawa has litigated complex construction delay and cost claims, construction defect, land use and personal injury lawsuits.

Mr. Furukawa has special expertise in legal technology. He supervises effective and efficient collection, review, and production of electronic documents for leading design, banking, healthcare, and real estate firms. By applying best practice methodologies and protocols, Mr. Furukawa bridges IT and Legal Department communication gaps to streamline processes and save time and money. Mr. Furukawa has managed...More

Bruce N. Furukawa is a Partner in the Design Professionals Defense & Counseling Group, primarily representing and counseling architects and engineers. He has represented design professionals, contractors, and owners in a wide range of projects including municipal works, transportation projects, commercial high-rises, waste-water treatment plants, wetland development, and residential projects. As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Furukawa has litigated complex construction delay and cost claims, construction defect, land use and personal injury lawsuits.

Mr. Furukawa has special expertise in legal technology. He supervises effective and efficient collection, review, and production of electronic documents for leading design, banking, healthcare, and real estate firms. By applying best practice methodologies and protocols, Mr. Furukawa bridges IT and Legal Department communication gaps to streamline processes and save time and money. Mr. Furukawa has managed large review teams for class action lawsuits in employment, mortgage banking, and securities cases. He has extensive experience working with e-discovery vendors and implements programs for enterprise system development, collection, computer forensic projects, early case assessment tools, outsource review, data processing, conceptual analytics, and automated coding programs. Mr. Furukawa lectures on e-discovery and innovative technology to industry groups and bar associations, and consults with clients on ESI best practices.

Mr. Furukawa is a member of the State Bar of California, the Palo Alto Bar Association, and is the Co-Chairperson for the Columbia University Alumni Relations Committee, Bay Area Region.
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Professional Profile

Academics, Admissions & Professional Recognition

Academics

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Columbia University, B.A., 1987

Admissions

  • Member, California Bar, 1991

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyer
Professional & Civic Involvement
  • Palo Alto Bar Association, Member, 2010 to present
  • Asian Law Alliance, Vice President, 1995 – 96
  • Columbia University Alumni Relations Committee, Bay Area Region, President, 2007 to present, Member, 2006 to present
Publications
  • Protocols and Pitfalls for Leveraging Technology: Assisted Review in the Da Silva Moore Era, National Law Journal May 2012 • Get Efficient Results Through Efficient Review, EMC-Connection, June 2011.
Presentations
  • Speaker, What Corporate Clients and Outside Counsel Need to Know About Technology-assisted Review, March 28, 2012.
  • Speaker, Avoiding Electronic Document Hoarding: How to Do It and Why it’s Necessary” Dealey, Renton and Associates Practice Management Seminar, March 21, 2012 and October 13, 2011 • Speaker, Advanced Records and Information Management and Litigation Readiness Symposium, January 27, 2011 • Speaker, E-Discovery 201: Leveraging E-Discovery Tools, Bar Association of San Francisco, January 25, 2011
  • Speaker, Emerging Technology, LEGALTECH® West Coast 2010 Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June 23-24, 2010
  • Speaker, Efficient Use of Electronic Data in Professional Liability Cases, 49th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, Victor O. Schinnerer May 19, 2010
  • Speaker, California’s New Electronic Discovery Act, Santa Clara Bar Association, CA, December 10 and 11, 2009
  • Speaker, Are You in Compliance with California’s New Electronic Discovery Act? Association of Defense Counsel September 3, 2009, San Francisco, CA; September 2, 2009, Davis, CA • Speaker, JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Roundtable, May 14, 2009, Walnut Creek, California

Areas of Expertise

  • Architect and Engineer Defense
  • Construction Defect Litigation

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