Jason R. Baron serves as Of Counsel in the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group at Faegre Drinker LLP, in Washington, D.C. Between 2000 and 2013, he served as the first appointed Director of Litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, and prior to that as trial lawyer and senior counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. In those roles, Mr. Baron acted as lead counsel on landmark lawsuits involving the preservation of White House e-mail. He currently serves as a member of the 2018-2020 FOIA Advisory Committee to the Archivist of the United States. Mr. Baron’s scholarly publications include acting as lead editor of Perspectives on Predictive Coding and Other Advanced Search Methods for the Legal Practitioner (American Bar
Association 2016), and as an Editor-in-Chief of The Sedona Conference Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Methods in E-Discovery (2014). Mr. Baron is a recipient of the Justice Tom C. Clark Outstanding Government Lawyer award given by the Federal Bar Association, and the international Emmett Leahy Award for his career achievements in records and information management. He has been Chambers-rated in e-discovery for the past five years. The American Lawyer magazine named Mr. Baron as an “e-discovery trailblazer” in its 2013 issue devoted to the “Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years.” He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, Good Morning America, and has been quoted in numerous media on recordkeeping controversies. 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.