Jason R. Baron has served as the National Archives' Director of Litigation since May 2000. In this position, Mr. Baron is responsible for overseeing all litigation-related activities confronting the National Archives, including complex Federal court litigation involving access to Federal and Presidential records in the National Archives' custody.
For the twelve-year period prior to his appointment as Director of Litigation, Mr. Baron held successive positions as trial attorney and senior counsel with the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, where he represented the Archivist and various Executive Office of the President components in Armstrong v. Executive Office of the President (the PROFS case) and Public Citizen v. Carlin (the GRS 20 case), and was counsel of record in litigation involving regulation of the Internet. Before working at DOJ, Mr. Baron worked as an attorney-advisor and trial attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Immediately prior to joining the National Archives, Mr. Baron spent the Spring 2000 semester as a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in Vancouver, B.C., where he taught a course on cyberspace law and participated in the InterPARES project. Mr. Baron received a B.A. degree magna cum laude in 1977 from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and a J.D. degree in 1980 from the Boston University School of Law. Mr. Baron has authored several publications and is a frequent public speaker on the subject of the Federal Government's obligations with respect to the preservation of electronic records. He has also taught at the University at Albany and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Maryland's graduate College of Information Studies.
For a selected list of publications, see the National Archives Staff Publications
Panel discussion: E-Discovery
as author at Sessions,
together with: David Andreoff Evans, Chris Buckley, Robert S. Bauer,
Panning for Gold in E-Discovery: What Every Information Scientist Should Know About the Way Lawyers Search for Electronic Evidence
as author at Sessions,