Ben Barnes

Attorney | Cleveland

Industry Experience:

Ben has a breadth of experience in eDiscovery and information law matters, including data mapping, preparing litigation-readiness plans, assisting with production and privilege log preparation, preparing motion papers, and preparing witnesses for depositions. Ben applies his problem-solving skills to consistently devise practical solutions that are tailored to the needs of the client in any given case or situation.

Some of Ben’s recent work experience includes:

  • Performing data privacy assessments with respect to privacy policies and terms of use
  • Advising clients on information governance strategies and practices including advice regarding compliance with industry specific regulations, GDPR, HIPAA, TCPA, and other privacy regulations
  • Drafting information governance policies, data retention policies, records retention schedules, and data classification policies
  • Drafting legal hold policies and procedures
  • Researching and drafting legal memoranda
  • Performing document and data analysis to assist with case and trial preparation
  • Drafting discovery requests and responses

Organizational Involvement & Memberships:

Ben is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), and The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1). His certifications include: CIPP/US and CIPP/EU (IAPP), CIP (AIIM), IGP (ARMA), and CEDS (ACEDS).

Education:

Ben received his J.D., cum laude, from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and his B.A. from Huntington College. He is admitted to practice in Ohio.