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Thursday, August 14 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
SESSION 204 - The PROFS Case 25 Years Later: Its Historical Impact and Lessons Learned

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The PROFS case (Armstrong v EOP), filed originally in 1989, represented landmark litigation challenging the way in which the highest levels of government preserved email and other electronic records. What is the legacy of the PROFS case? What has changed over the course of 25 years as a matter of the government's managing and preserving electronic records for posterity? A high-profile panel of experts, including those from the public interest sector and inside government, and all of whom have participated in litigation about White House records, tackle these questions.


Scott Armstrong

Executive Director, The Information Trust
Senior Investigator Senate Watergate Committee (discovered Nixon's Tapion System); former Washington Post reporter; author with Bob Woodward, The Brethren, Inside the Supreme Court; founder National Security Archive

Jason Baron

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jason R. Baron has served since the year 2000 as Director of Litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, and is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the preservation of electronic records. Between 1988 and 1999, Mr. Baron served as trial attorney and senior counsel at the Department of Justice, defending the government in complex federal court litigation, including in the PROFS case (Armstrong v. Executive... Read More →

Thomas Blanton

Director, National Security Archive

Miriam Nisbet

Director, Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration

Gary Stern

General Counsel, National Archives at College Park

Anne Weismann

Chief Counsel, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Thursday August 14, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Washington 1 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008