Jeffrey Sharer is co-chair of Akerman's Data Law Practice. He concentrates his practice in the increasingly business-critical area of information law. His practice encompasses information governance, electronic discovery, and privacy and data protection. Jeffrey uses his deep understanding of both law and technology to help clients navigate the "digital deluge" and mitigate risk, reduce cost, and create business value through sound, end-to-end governance of enterprise data.
Jeffrey advises clients on the development and implementation of records retention policies and schedules, litigation preparedness and discovery strategy, defensible disposition of electronic and hard copy information, and myriad other issues associated with electronic records and big data. Jeffrey also is a leading proponent of "collaborative disaggregation" of legal services, proactively partnering with alternative service providers and leveraging technology such as "legal expert systems"-such as the Akerman Data Law Center-and other forms of artificial intelligence to meet clients' needs better, faster, and at lower cost than could be achieved under traditional models based directly or indirectly on billable hours. Jeffrey represents clients across a wide range of industries.