Washington, D.C., of counsel Jason R. Baron has been named Vice-Chair & Chair-elect of the E-Discovery Committee of the D.C. Bar Litigation Section. 

The E-Discovery Committee was established in 2009 to focus entirely on the analysis and discussion of electronic discovery issues.  In addition to developing and sponsoring education on important electronic discovery topics, the Committee provides a forum for attorneys and the litigation support industry to discuss legal developments in the law and new technology related to the discovery of electronic data.  The Committee also provides assistance to the Washington, D.C. courts on electronic discovery questions.

Jason is a member of Drinker Biddle’s Information Governance and eDiscovery Group and is also a Co-Chair of the newly formed Information Governance Initiative, a think tank and consortium devoted to advancing information governance. (www.iginitiative.com)

Jason is a past Co-Chair of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 steering committee, where he has served as editor-in-chief on three Sedona commentaries. He is also on the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland, where he has taught the first eDiscovery course in the United States for graduate students in information studies.

Over the past decade, Jason has given presentations on preservation and access issues involving electronic records in more than 300 forums throughout the United States and also internationally.

Jason previously served as Director of Litigation for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and as trial lawyer and senior counsel at the Department of Justice. In those roles, Jason helped drive the government’s adoption of electronic recordkeeping practices and defended the government’s interests in complex federal court litigation.

Jason will become Chair of the E-Discovery Committee in 2015.