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Fleeting Fame: How Ephemeral and Self-Destructing Records Are Changing Recordkeeping & E-Discovery As We Know It

December 10, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Sheppard Mullin
333 South Hope Street Forty-Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Just when you thought you finally figured out how to archive email across your enterprise ... Dozens of new forms of electronic messaging applications are now widely available to end-users as a means to communicate about official corporate and government business. These new apps are creating vexing recordkeeping, litigation, compliance and governance issues, all of which urgently need to be addressed.

Let’s look at the fleeting nature of today’s communications technologies, and what constitutes best practices in dealing with them from a recordkeeping and e-discovery perspective.


Jason R. Baron

Jason R. Baron, Esq. serves as Of Counsel in the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Washington, D.C.
Between 2000 and 2013, he served as the first appointed director of litigation at the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and before that as a trial lawyer and senior counsel for a dozen years at the Department of Justice. In those capacities, Mr. Baron played a leading role in the government's adoption of electronic recordkeeping practices and acted as lead counsel in landmark cases involving the preservation of White House email. He is a recipient of the international Emmett Leahy Award for his Outstanding Contributions and Accomplishments in the Records and Information Management Profession, as well as the Justice Tom C. Clark Outstanding Government Lawyer award given by the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Baron previously served on ARMA's Board of Directors, and also has co-chaired The Sedona Conference's Working Group 1 on e-discovery.

The American Lawyer Magazine named him one of six “e-discovery trailblazers” in its 2013 issue devoted to “The Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years.” He is prominently featured in the recent documentary film, The Decade of Discovery (2014), which follows events which unfolded when he took on a quest to find a better way to search for White House email. Mr. Baron has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, and been quoted in many media outlets, including in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, and dozens of others. He received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.

Mr. Baron's bio is available at

Day and Date
Tuesday, December 10 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

5:30 to 6:00 pm        Check In
6:00 to 6:30 pm        Dinner Served, Networking
6:30 to 7:30 pm        Chapter Announcements and Presentation
7:30 to 8:00 pm        Q&A and Closing

Additional Information

Mr. Baron set up The Chelly Foundation, a nonprofit foundation to provide educational assistance to children in Cambodia and other places. The purpose of The Chelly Foundation is to help bring about positive changes in ​people’s lives (especially children) through literacy, education and other means.

Please consider making a contribution whether or not you're able to attend.
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ARMA-GLA will donate $5 from each ticket purchased to The Chelly Foundation, and will hold a fundraising raffle for The Chelly Foundation at this event.

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