James Nations's practice focuses on the effective use of strategies, resources, and tools to manage all aspects of electronic discovery (e-discovery). For more than 15 years, James has addressed the challenges and risks throughout this process, from data collection to production, in both large government investigations and complex litigation matters. James has coordinated and supervised large document review teams, frequently utilizing contract attorneys where appropriate to meet discovery demands and timelines and to reduce costs.
As the volume of electronically stored information (ESI) has exploded, it has become even more critical to explore the use of technology to expedite fact development, respond to expansive discovery requests, and analyze the document productions of other parties. James has worked with numerous ESI vendors and review tools. This experience promotes informed decisions as to whether analytics, from email threading to technology-assisted review (TAR) and predictive coding, would be suitable for a particular case to maximize efficiency.
James has recently contributed to Jones Day's pro bono efforts in representing women seeking asylum after crossing the U.S. border in search of safe refuge. For a number of years, he also served on the board of Legal Hospice of Texas (formerly Dallas Legal Hospice), a nonprofit organization providing timely and compassionate legal services to low income individuals with terminal illnesses or HIV disease.
- Texas Tech University (J.D. 1990); North Texas State University (B.S. in Journalism magna cum laude 1983)