Jeffrey’s career has been shaped by the frequency with which he has been first in line to volunteer for transforming the impossible into a completed work product. These milestones are markers of his persistent energy to ask and answer the questions that must be confronted in order to move technology forward.
- Reporter, Electronic Messaging Services Task Force, American Bar Association
- Founding Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Committee on Cyberspace Law
- Co-Rapporteur on Legal Questions, United Nations, Economic Council on Europe, Working Party on Trade Facilitation Procedures
- Founding Director, ECLIPS, Ohio Supercomputer Center (first full-time academic research program on the law of cyberspace)
Key technologies on which Jeffrey has invested time include:
- Electronic Data Interchange
- Electronic Banking
- Electronic Currencies
- Digital Signatures
- Web Page Design and Standards
- Information Security
- Electronic Discovery
- Storage Vaults
- Cloud Services
- Learning Management Systems
Jeffrey contributed to the development and advancement of several enabling laws and policies, including:
- Uniform Commercial Code, Proposed Article 2B-Licensing
- Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
- Model United Nations Law on Electronic Commerce
- US Framework for Global Electronic Commerce
- US Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
- United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Commerce
Some of Jeffrey’s continuing contributions to advancing global electronic commerce and digital trust include these major works:
- The DataLaw Report (est. 1994).
- Electronic Data Interchange Agreements (with Amelia H. Boss).
- CastleQuest Series on Electronic Discovery.
- Evaluating the Electronic Discovery Capabilities of Outside Law Firms.
- Achieving Digital Trust: The New Rules for Business at the Speed of Light.