Simplify for Success - Conversation with James Sherer

James Sherer, who co-chairs the Emerging Tech Team and leader of Information Governance and Artificial Intelligence practices at BakerHostetler, was on #SimplifyforSuccess podcast series to discuss IG programs.

James spoke on the importance of focusing on viable client solutions in the current state of regulations surrounding AI.

He discussed how IG professionals can guide clients to a more defensible practice with their understanding about the aims of regulators and investigations, ethical frameworks, and related controls and responsibilities.

Listen to the podcast here:

*Views and opinions expressed by guests do not necessarily reflect the view of Meru Data.*


Priya Keshav:

Hello everyone, welcome to our podcast around simplifying for success. Simplification requires discipline and clarity of thought. This is not often easy in today's rapid paced work environment. We've invited a few colleagues in the data and information governance space to share their strategies and approaches for simplification. Today we will be talking with James Sherer.

James is a co-leader of the Emerging Technology team at Baker Hostetler Digital Assets and Data Management Group and directs the firm's Artificial Intelligence and Information Governance engagements. His work focuses on litigation, discovery management process, 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 Baker Hostetler, James worked as an in-house litigator with a Fortune 500 company. Previously practiced litigation in New York. He holds an MBA, his CIPP US, CIPP Europe, CIPM, FIP and PLS data privacy professional credentials. The CIP and IGP information governance designations, the UCLA Extension Global Cyber Security Institute Cyber Security Certification, and the seeds and CM Law EPC E-Discovery specialist credentials. James is also a member of the Sedona Conference working Group 1, 6 and 11 and writes and presents on E-Discovery Information Governance, Privacy, Investigation, Merger and Acquisition issues. Hi James, welcome to the show.

James Sherer:

Thanks so much for having me.

Priya Keshav:

So, you help and advise clients on privacy, security, information governance and now around AI as well and they are interconnected. So how does the role of cross collaboration play in supporting these projects and initiatives? What are your thoughts on that?

James Sherer:

Well, I don't think you can truly be an expert in all things, so it's finding the right level of expertise that's warranted for the right issue. So, for example, you mentioned you know, kind of that combination of privacy, security, governance and AI. I mean, I can tell you off the bat