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In October 2013 I joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, as Of Counsel in the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group.   I am also Co-Chair of the newly formed Information Governance Initiative, a consortium of industry and thought leaders in the IG space.

I served 13 years as the first appointed Director of Litigation at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, and prior to that as a trial attorney and senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.   I continue to serve on the Adjunct Faculty of the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, where I teach a graduate level seminar on e-discovery.   As part of The Sedona Conference, I have served as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production), and as an Editor-in-Chief of The Sedona Conference Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Practices in E-Discovery (2007; 2013)The Sedona Conference Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process (2009; 2013), The Sedona Conference Commentary on Finding the Hidden ROI in Information Assets (2011), and on the Editorial Drafting Team of The Sedona Conference Commentary on Information Governance (2013).   I was a founding coordinator of the TREC Legal Track, an international research project evaluating search and retrieval methods used in ediscovery sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and served as coordinator of the Track between 2006 and 2009.   I also helped found the international “DESI Workshop” series, a unique forum for academics and lawyers to discuss issues of mutual interest involving e-discovery, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence.  I have served on various advisory boards, including on the Board of Directors of ARMA International, and currently as part of the Georgetown Law Center Advanced E-Discovery Institute and the ABA Big Data Commttee.  I frequently write and speak in the U.S. and internationally on subjects involving preservation of and access to electronic records.  See my full CV 289K PDF)  for additional details.

My current email address: jason.baron@dbr.com

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