Jason Baron joined Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, in 2013, as Of Counsel in their Commercial Litigation Practice, Information Governance and eDiscovery Group. His legal practice consists of creative problem-solving for clients with issues involving the management of records and information, including meeting their e-discovery and compliance obligations. He also serves as Co-Chair of The Information Governance Initiative, a vendor-neutral industry consortium and think tank dedicated to advancing best practices in the information governance space.
Previously, Mr. Baron served for 13 years as the first Director of Litigation for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Between 1988 and 1999, Mr. Baron served as trial attorney and senior counsel at the Department of Justice, defending the government’s interests in complex federal court litigation, and appearing as counsel of record in landmark cases involving the preservation of White House email, statistical adjustment of the U.S. census, and early attempts to regulate the Internet.
During his ten years as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, in the Spring of 2009 Mr. Baron co-taught the first e-discovery graduate course for Ph.D. and Masters candidates in information studies in the United States. He also has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia, where he taught a course on cyberspace law, and has taught a summer course at the University of Albany. He participated in the drafting of reports for InterPARES, an international research project in archival science on the subject of the long-term preservation of electronic records.
Mr. Baron received his B.A., magna cum laude, with honors, from Wesleyan University, and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, where he was a member of the law school’s National Moot Court Team.
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Degrees & Universities
- J.D., Boston University School of Law
- B.A., Wesleyan University (magna cum laude, with honors)