Actuate Law Headshots Actuate Law, Jeffrey Sharer,
Chief Innovation Counsel, Attorney
Actuate Law Headshots Actuate Law, Jeffrey Sharer,
Chief Innovation Counsel, Attorney

Jeffrey C. Sharer
Chief Innovation Counsel

Jeffrey C. Sharer is a veteran lawyer, technologist, and innovator who concentrates on matters at the critical intersection of law, technology, information, and operations. Jeffrey advise clients on all aspects of privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, information governance, electronic discovery, and related areas across a broad range of industries. Jeffrey also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to developing and implementing innovative models for delivery of legal services in these and other areas.

By taking a “client first” approach and combining in new ways the respective strengths of law firms, ALSPs, other subject matter experts, and technology, Jeffrey develops solutions that meet clients’ needs for legal advice better, faster, and at lower cost than traditional billable-hour models. Jeffrey’s work includes a first-of-its-kind, web-enabled application—developed in collaboration with a leading alternative legal services provider (ALSP) and AI-based technology platform—that automated an AmLaw 100 firm’s legal analysis and advice concerning U.S. data breach notification. Jeffrey was recognized as part of the Fastcase 50’s Class of 2017 and, based on his work, his former firm was highly commended under “Innovation in Collaboration” by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards North America 2016.

Jeffrey also helps clients mitigate risk, reduce cost, and create value through sound, end-to-end governance of enterprise data. Jeffrey works with clients on programs, policies, procedures related to data privacy and security; records retention; litigation preparedness and strategy; defensible disposition; and more. Who’s Who Legal recently recognized Jeffrey for his “commercial acumen and ability to provide solutions for clients and implement effective e-discovery procedures.”

Jeffrey is a longtime member of The Sedona Conference; the Seventh Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program; the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); and ARMA International, among other professional associations. Jeffrey speaks regularly at leading conferences, law schools, and other forums on all aspects of his practice.

  • Education

    • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1996; High Honors
    • A.B., University of Michigan, 1992; Economics and Psychology, High Distinction

  • Admissions

    • Illinois

  • Courts

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Jeffrey C. Sharer is a veteran lawyer, technologist, and innovator who concentrates on matters at the critical intersection of law, technology, information, and operations. Jeffrey advise clients on all aspects of privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, information governance, electronic discovery, and related areas across a broad range of industries. Jeffrey also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to developing and implementing innovative models for delivery of legal services in these and other areas.

By taking a “client first” approach and combining in new ways the respective strengths of law firms, ALSPs, other subject matter experts, and technology, Jeffrey develops solutions that meet clients’ needs for legal advice better, faster, and at lower cost than traditional billable-hour models. Jeffrey’s work includes a first-of-its-kind, web-enabled application—developed in collaboration with a leading alternative legal services provider (ALSP) and AI-based technology platform—that automated an AmLaw 100 firm’s legal analysis and advice concerning U.S. data breach notification. Jeffrey was recognized as part of the Fastcase 50’s Class of 2017 and, based on his work, his former firm was highly commended under “Innovation in Collaboration” by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards North America 2016.

Jeffrey also helps clients mitigate risk, reduce cost, and create value through sound, end-to-end governance of enterprise data. Jeffrey works with clients on programs, policies, procedures related to data privacy and security; records retention; litigation preparedness and strategy; defensible disposition; and more. Who’s Who Legal recently recognized Jeffrey for his “commercial acumen and ability to provide solutions for clients and implement effective e-discovery procedures.”

Jeffrey is a longtime member of The Sedona Conference; the Seventh Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program; the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); and ARMA International, among other professional associations. Jeffrey speaks regularly at leading conferences, law schools, and other forums on all aspects of his practice.

  • Education

    • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1996; High Honors
    • A.B., University of Michigan, 1992; Economics and Psychology, High Distinction

  • Admissions

    • Illinois

  • Courts

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1996; High Honors

  • A.B., University of Michigan, 1992; Economics and Psychology, High Distinction

Published Work & Speaking Engagements

•   ACC Legal Ops Conference, Panelist, "Self-Service Compliance, Preventive Law & Outside Counsel: A New Model," June 23, 2016

•   Florida Hospital Association Compliance Education Retreat, Speaker, "2016: The Year of Living Dangerously (and How Hospitals Can Reduce Their Cybersecurity Risk)," June 16, 2016

•   InHouse Innovates SuperConference, Speaker, "Reasonable Retention - A Sustainable Solution in the Age of Big Data," May 10, 2016

•   International Bar Association's Law Firm Management Conference, Speaker, "Joint Ventures and Collaboration," May 3, 2016

•   Bloomberg BNA Webinar, Speaker, "Keeping Up: Recent & Anticipated Legal Developments in the eDiscovery World," February 18, 2016

•   LexisNexis.com, Co-Author, "2015 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments- Not to be Taken Lightly," January 15, 2016

•   Akerman Data Law Seminar, Moderator, "Are You Insecure About Cybersecurity?" November 17, 2015

•   ARMA Live! 60th Annual Conference & Expo, Panel Moderator, "Practical Applications for Predictive Analytics in IG," October 5, 2015

•   MER 2015: The National Conference on Managing Electronic Records, Speaker, "Technology-Assisted Review Meets Information Governance: Using Predictive Analytics To Accomplish Data Remediation And Other Worthy Goals," May 18-20, 2015

•   LegalTeach New York, Speaker, "Achieving Global Consistency Across Your E-Discovery Processes," February 3, 2015

•   ARMA Chicago Chapter, Speaker, "Technology Assisted Review Goes Left: Predictive Analytics In Information Governance," November 11, 2014

•   InsideCounsel, Co-Author, "Top 10 Strategies To Mitigate E-Discovery Risk In Consumer Class Actions," November 2014

•   ARMA International Annual Conference, Speaker, "Defensible Deletion: The Dangers, Dollars, And Disposition Of Digital Debris," October 27, 2014

•   Electronic Discovery Institute Leadership Summit 2014, Program Co-Chair, developed and coordinated panel session "TAR Goes Hard Left: Predictive Analytics In Information Governance," October 15-17, 2014

•   EDI/ARMA International: Getting Your Data House In Order, Speaker, "New Compliance Features In IG Solutions," June 30, 2014

•   EDI/ARMA International: Getting Your Data House In Order, Speaker, "Using Predictive Coding TAR/CAR To Attack The Dark Data Problem," June 30, 2014

•   Sedona Conference Webinar, Speaker, "Use Of Search And Achieving Quality Commentaries," March 27, 2014

•   LegalTech New York, Speaker, "Risky Business: The Critical Value IG Brings To Mergers, Acquisitions And Divestitures," February 5, 2014

•   EthiSphere Webinar, Speaker, "Cybersecurity: Managing Risk Around New Data Threats," January 8, 2014

•   The Sedona Conference, Co-Editor-In-Chief, "The Sedona Conference Commentary On Achieving Quality In The E-Discovery Process," December 2013

•   BlackRock Legal and Compliance Meeting, Speaker, "Current Issues In Information Governance: Defensible Disposition, Data Privacy, And Cross-Border Quandaries," November 12, 2013

•   ARMA International Annual Conference, Speaker, "Case Law And Self-Collection," October 30, 2013

•   EDI 3rd Annual Leadership Summit, Speaker, "Border Patrol: In-House Perspectives For Managing Global Discovery," October 15-17, 2013

•   The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Co-Author, "Taming The Fox In The Henhouse: Defensible 'Self-Collection' In E-Discovery," March 2013

•   American Bar Association Section of Litigation Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter, Co-Author, "Strategic Use Of E-Discovery Counsel To Manage Risk And Cost," Spring 2013, Vol. 21 No. 3

•   The Sedona Conference Institute 7th Annual E-Discovery Program: Living On E-Discovery's Cutting Edge, Co-Author, "The Evolving Ethics Of

•   E-Discovery: Raising The Bar For Counsel," March 2013

•   The Sedona Conference Cooperation Training Program, Faculty, February 20-22, 2013

•   13th Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum, Panelist, "How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Disrupting the Legal Industry and Transforming Legal Service Delivery," February 2, 2017

Professional Memberships & Activities

•   The Sedona Conference, Working Groups 1, 6, and 11

•   International Association of Privacy Professionals

•   Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program

•   Seventh Circuit Voluntary E-Mediation Program, Mediator

•   Electronic Discovery Institute, Leadership Committee

•   ARMA International

•   American Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1996; High Honors

  • A.B., University of Michigan, 1992; Economics and Psychology, High Distinction

Published Work & Speaking Engagements

•   ACC Legal Ops Conference, Panelist, "Self-Service Compliance, Preventive Law & Outside Counsel: A New Model," June 23, 2016

•   Florida Hospital Association Compliance Education Retreat, Speaker, "2016: The Year of Living Dangerously (and How Hospitals Can Reduce Their Cybersecurity Risk)," June 16, 2016

•   InHouse Innovates SuperConference, Speaker, "Reasonable Retention - A Sustainable Solution in the Age of Big Data," May 10, 2016

•   International Bar Association's Law Firm Management Conference, Speaker, "Joint Ventures and Collaboration," May 3, 2016

•   Bloomberg BNA Webinar, Speaker, "Keeping Up: Recent & Anticipated Legal Developments in the eDiscovery World," February 18, 2016

•   LexisNexis.com, Co-Author, "2015 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments- Not to be Taken Lightly," January 15, 2016

•   Akerman Data Law Seminar, Moderator, "Are You Insecure About Cybersecurity?" November 17, 2015

•   ARMA Live! 60th Annual Conference & Expo, Panel Moderator, "Practical Applications for Predictive Analytics in IG," October 5, 2015

•   MER 2015: The National Conference on Managing Electronic Records, Speaker, "Technology-Assisted Review Meets Information Governance: Using Predictive Analytics To Accomplish Data Remediation And Other Worthy Goals," May 18-20, 2015

•   LegalTeach New York, Speaker, "Achieving Global Consistency Across Your E-Discovery Processes," February 3, 2015

•   ARMA Chicago Chapter, Speaker, "Technology Assisted Review Goes Left: Predictive Analytics In Information Governance," November 11, 2014

•   InsideCounsel, Co-Author, "Top 10 Strategies To Mitigate E-Discovery Risk In Consumer Class Actions," November 2014

•   ARMA International Annual Conference, Speaker, "Defensible Deletion: The Dangers, Dollars, And Disposition Of Digital Debris," October 27, 2014

•   Electronic Discovery Institute Leadership Summit 2014, Program Co-Chair, developed and coordinated panel session "TAR Goes Hard Left: Predictive Analytics In Information Governance," October 15-17, 2014

•   EDI/ARMA International: Getting Your Data House In Order, Speaker, "New Compliance Features In IG Solutions," June 30, 2014

•   EDI/ARMA International: Getting Your Data House In Order, Speaker, "Using Predictive Coding TAR/CAR To Attack The Dark Data Problem," June 30, 2014

•   Sedona Conference Webinar, Speaker, "Use Of Search And Achieving Quality Commentaries," March 27, 2014

•   LegalTech New York, Speaker, "Risky Business: The Critical Value IG Brings To Mergers, Acquisitions And Divestitures," February 5, 2014

•   EthiSphere Webinar, Speaker, "Cybersecurity: Managing Risk Around New Data Threats," January 8, 2014

•   The Sedona Conference, Co-Editor-In-Chief, "The Sedona Conference Commentary On Achieving Quality In The E-Discovery Process," December 2013

•   BlackRock Legal and Compliance Meeting, Speaker, "Current Issues In Information Governance: Defensible Disposition, Data Privacy, And Cross-Border Quandaries," November 12, 2013

•   ARMA International Annual Conference, Speaker, "Case Law And Self-Collection," October 30, 2013

•   EDI 3rd Annual Leadership Summit, Speaker, "Border Patrol: In-House Perspectives For Managing Global Discovery," October 15-17, 2013

•   The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Co-Author, "Taming The Fox In The Henhouse: Defensible 'Self-Collection' In E-Discovery," March 2013

•   American Bar Association Section of Litigation Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter, Co-Author, "Strategic Use Of E-Discovery Counsel To Manage Risk And Cost," Spring 2013, Vol. 21 No. 3

•   The Sedona Conference Institute 7th Annual E-Discovery Program: Living On E-Discovery's Cutting Edge, Co-Author, "The Evolving Ethics Of

•   E-Discovery: Raising The Bar For Counsel," March 2013

•   The Sedona Conference Cooperation Training Program, Faculty, February 20-22, 2013

•   13th Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum, Panelist, "How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Disrupting the Legal Industry and Transforming Legal Service Delivery," February 2, 2017

Professional Memberships & Activities

•   The Sedona Conference, Working Groups 1, 6, and 11

•   International Association of Privacy Professionals

•   Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program

•   Seventh Circuit Voluntary E-Mediation Program, Mediator

•   Electronic Discovery Institute, Leadership Committee

•   ARMA International

•   American Bar Association

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