Jim focuses his practice in the areas of e-discovery, data and document management; corporate transactions; data security and privacy; and complex commercial litigation.

E-Discovery, Data and Document Management

Jim counsels clients in several areas of electronic discovery and information management. For example, Jim has helped clients develop defensible preservation, search and retrieval and data disposition protocols, and helped improve the efficacy and efficiency of their electronic search methods using statistical sampling and information retrieval science principles.

Corporate Transactions

Jim assists clients in the drafting and negotiation of a variety of complex product and service agreements, with an emphasis on agreements involving information technology, data security and privacy and cloud computing.

Data Security and Privacy

Jim counsels clients on best practices when seeking to reconcile U.S. discovery duties and conflicting obligations under data protection laws of other nations in the international discovery context. Jim also assists clients in developing and implementing data breach response plans.

Litigation

Jim litigates all aspects of complex litigation with an emphasis on commercial cases.  His work in this area includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of disputes involving tort, contract and statutory claims.

Presentations

eDiscovery – A Practitioner’s Perspective, University of Miami Law School, Miami, Florida, November 15, 2016.

Due Diligence and Contracting with Vendors – How to Minimize the Privacy and Data Security Risks that Arise from Sharing Sensitive Information with Service Providers (Moderator), Third Annual South Florida Privacy and Data Security Summit, University of Miami, October 14, 2016.

A Compliance Toolbox to Minimize Privacy and Data Security Risks (Panel Member), Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida Workshop, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., June 8, 2016.

eDiscovery – A Practitioner’s Perspective, University of Miami Law School, Miami, Florida, November 10, 2015.

Minimizing Service Provider Privacy and Data Security Risk (Panel Member), Second Annual South Florida Privacy and Data Security Summit, University of Miami, March 31, 2015.

Healthcare Providers In Full Cyber Warfare: From Defense to Attack Strategies (Panel Member), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), South Florida Chapter, Annual Conference, Davie, Florida, November 5, 2014.

The eDiscovery Renaissance: The Law, Proportionality & Technology of Predictive Coding (Speaker), Virtual Corporate Counsel Forum Webinar, July 18, 2013.

Practicing Law in an E-World (Moderator), Dade County Bar Association, Miami, Florida, April 26, 2013.

E-Discovery Tools for Large Engagements and Many Custodians (Panel Member), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 12, 2012.

E-Discovery Tools for Small Engagements and Few Custodians (Panel Member), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 11, 2012.

Managing E-Discovery Risks Associated with Large ESI Collections (Guest Lecturer), University of Miami Law School, Miami, Florida, November 6, 2012.