NARA and DOJ Experience
As director of litigation at NARA, Jason led the administration’s efforts to provide responsive White House email and other records in the massive U.S. v. Philip Morris RICO lawsuit. He also assisted in the defense of lawsuits filed against the Archivist of the United States under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Federal Records Act (FRA) and the Presidential Records Act (PRA). As a trial lawyer and senior counsel for the DOJ, Jason was the 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.
Jason has been an early pioneer in the area of e-discovery and a thought leader in electronic records management. He was a founding co-coordinator of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) TREC Legal Track, a multiyear international information retrieval project devoted to evaluating search issues in a legal context. He also launched the international Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (DESI) workshop series, bringing together lawyers and academics to discuss cutting-edge issues in e-discovery using data analytics.
Over the past two decades, Jason presented on preservation and access issues involving electronic records in over 600 forums throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Jason has served as an editor-in-chief of three publications of The Sedona Conference, including The Sedona Conference Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Methods in E-Discovery (2007 & 2013 eds.). He was the lead editor on Perspectives on Predicting Coding and Other Advanced Search Methods for the Legal Practitioner (ABA 2016), and has written extensively on topics involving e-discovery and information governance. In connection with past recordkeeping controversies, Jason has been invited to appear on media outlets including CNN and MSNBC, and has been quoted in numerous publications, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and TIME magazine.
- American University Washington College of Law — Adjunct Professor, 2017
- University of Maryland College of Information Studies — Adjunct Professor, 2009-14
- University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Science — Visiting Scholar, 2000