Jason R Baron

University of Maryland, College of Information Studies

Jason is Of Counsel to the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served as trial attorney and senior counsel at the Justice Department (1988-2000), followed by becoming NARA’s first Director of Litigation (2000-2013). While at the Justice Department, Jason acted as counsel of record in landmark cases involving the preservation of White House email. Jason co-founded the TREC Legal Track and the DESI (Discovery of ESI) international series of workshops. Jason has served on the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) from 2008-2012, including as Co-chair of the Steering Committee from 2009-2011. He has served as an Editor-in-Chief of both the Public Comment Versions and the 2013 Editions of The Sedona Conference Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search & Information Retrieval Methods in E-Discovery (2007; 2013), and The Sedona Conference Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process (2009; 2013). He has also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Sedona Conference Commentary on Finding the Hidden ROI in Information Assets (2011), and as an Editor on the Drafting team of The Sedona Conference Commentary on Information Governance (2013). Jason currently serves on the 2018-2020 FOIA Advisory Committee to the Archivist of the U.S., and has served as a past Chair of the D.C. Bar Ediscovery & Information Governance Committee. He has taught e-discovery law at American University’s Washington School of Law, and at graduate schools at the University of Maryland and the University of British Columbia.