James A. Sherer is chair of the Information Governance practice team and also serves as a member of the E-Discovery Advocacy and Management, and Privacy and Data Protection teams.
His work focuses on litigation; discovery management processes; enterprise risk management; records and information governance; data privacy, security and bank secrecy; artificial intelligence and algorithmic transparency; technology integration issues; and related merger and acquisition diligence.
Prior to joining BakerHostetler, James worked as in-house litigator with a Fortune 500 company and previously practiced litigation in New York. He holds an M.B.A., his CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, and PLS data privacy professional credentials, the CIP and IGP information governance designations, and the CEDS and CMLAW-EPC eDiscovery specialist credentials.
James is also a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Groups One, Six, and Eleven; and writes and presents on e-discovery, information governance, privacy, investigation, and merger and acquisition issues.
- Advised the records and information management department of a U.S.-based multinational manufacturing organization on a worldwide pilot program for data management centered on corporate and personal email management, as well as licensing and implementation of outside vendor software. Examined and analyzed implementation issues. Advised on software implementation steps and modifications to the pilot program in accordance with risks identified through data analysis.
- Advised a client on proposed integration of Blockchain processes into existing infrastructure and operations associated with origination, fulfillment, settlement, and mortgage servicing. Counseling included considerations of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Smart Contracts, and digital payment issues in support of client Information Governance and records and information management services.
- Directed a team developing information governance guidance for the records and information management department of a multinational pharmaceutical organization. The organization required review and analysis of international records and its information program to determine compliance with local and international data privacy regulations, records, and e-discovery requirements. Project required region-by-region analysis, as well as analysis for instances of cross-border inconsistencies.
- Assisted a multinational pharmaceutical organization after instigation of personal injury claims in national and worldwide class action litigation. Managed components of a multimillion-document discovery project, and developed strategies to implement database segregation and hosting procedures.
- American Bar Foundation
- Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)
- Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS)
- ACEDS New York Metro Board Member
- Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA)
- Information Governance Professional (IGP)
- Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)
- Certified Information Professional (CIP)
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- e-Discovery Professional Certificate (CMLAW-EPC)
- New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
- New York E-Discovery Group Delegate
- Cleveland Manor, Incorporated: Board of Directors (2008 to 2016; 2018 to present)
- The Stecher & Horowitz Foundation: Board of Directors (2015 to present)
- M.B.A., Finance, Central Michigan University, 2009, Valedictorian, Beta Gamma Sigma
- J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2002
- A.B., English and Psychology, University of Michigan, 1999, class honors, Golden Key Honor Society, Psi Chi
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- District of Columbia
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