James Dawson recognizes and capitalizes on technology efficiencies. He is most effective in a leading-edge work environment, solving technical challenges, with a company that can offer domestic or international travel and opportunities for public speaking.


Mr. Dawson is a technology professional with more than 30 years of experience.  He is a proven innovator, very adaptable, who can manage and capitalize on change.  


  • Enterprise Information Governance
  • Privacy Regulatory Readiness (GDRP) and Private Data Processes Strategy
  • Data Governance and Information Strategy Risk Mitigation
  • Client, Customer and Employee Technology Controls, Identity Strategy, Private Data Process Management
  • Country Specific Data Protection Risk Tolerances & Strategy
  • Global Legal and Compliance Risk Assessments
  • Regulatory Compliance, Trade Reconstruction, Supervision/Surveillance Compliance Transformation
  • Books and Records Immutability Requirements for write-once, read-many (WORM) compliance
  • Litigation and Compliance Technology Risk Transformation
  • Legal Technology Risk Strategy, Forensic eDiscovery, Review and Relevancy Optimization
  • Vendor Risk Management and Technology Contract Negotiation
  • Regulatory Archives, Archive Migrations, Data Storage Optimization and Data Visualizations
  • Enterprise Search and Custodian Identification, Messaging Compliance and Audit



    James Dawson is the Director of Information Governance, Lifecycle and Enterprise Data Strategy at Freddie Mac.
    Previously he was a Director in the New York office of KPMG LLP’s Cyber, Information Governance and Strategy Advisory Services practice. James has over 30-years of experience in supporting information governance for corporate legal departments, regulatory recordkeeping, data privacy, electronic discovery, supervision, surveillance compliance transformation services and related data governance. James has helped corporate counsel meet regulatory recordkeeping including MiFID II, GDPR, Dodd-Frank, Title VII accountability and transparency, along with books and records immutability requirements for regulations such as 17a3-4 and related write-once, read-many (WORM) compliance. He has helped firms assess enterprise content management solutions, manage complex information lifecycle issues and navigate the processes and systems to control information assets and meet defensible data reduction for corporate general counsel. James has been responsible for information governance in several industries and verticals including several multi-terabyte data investigations, global privacy assessments, cyber investigations and cross country records management assessments. James has supported global risk mitigation and has assessed datasets and performed diagnostics for defensible dispositions.


    Metropolitan Life Insurance Company., LIC, NY
    (Global Provider of Insurance and Financial Services)
    Director, Litigation Support - Information Discovery, IT AD Litigation Support, Legal Affairs

    James Dawson is Director of Litigation Support Information Discovery in MetLife’s ITAD Litigation Support Legal Affairs Corporate Systems department. His responsibilities include working with MetLife’s in-house counsel to support all phases of the Litigation Support life cycle.  He must provide planning, analysis, collection, processing, and meet case production requirements to satisfy preservation and discovery orders for regulatory requests and litigation.  Under his direction, his team manages projects through all phases of the data discovery, investigation, and collection.  This is inclusive of documents, systems and services including but not limited to: data search and audits, messaging data reviews, workflow plans, workflow business requirements, data collection specifications, vendor coordination, collection system test plans, and case systems user experience plans. James has innovated 'leading practices' in discovery and collection techniques for MetLife.  

    Compliance, CRM integrations, Networking, Messaging, Information Lifecycle Managementand enterprise information technology transformation. Mr. Dawson has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Management of Technology from Polytechnic University. He has taught networking, technology and communication innovation as a university professor at New York Institute of Technology.

    Mr. Dawson is experienced in several areas of industry specific technology Compliance including requirements brought about by SEC 17a 3/4, NASD 3010/3110, HIPAA, DoD 5015.2, COOP 65, 21 CFR 11, GLBA, TREAD Act and Sarbanes Oxley. Mr. Dawson has significant financial services experience helping firms navigate the substantial changes needed in processes and systems to meet future Compliance for the banking industry. He has been responsible for multi-million dollar technology lifecycles in industries and verticals, from discovery to successful business implementations. He has completed several innovative hardware/software evaluations and integrations including security assessments. Mr. Dawson is excellent at describing the value proposition to C level decision makers, workflow managers and IT professionals.

    He has managed several profitable projects in the Financial Services industry, including such notable clients as Citibank, First Union, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds, and Merrill Lynch. His responsibilities also involved significant clients in the Travel industry (Virgin Airways, British Airways and Delta Airlines, Boston Coach), the Energy industry (Emera) and in the Retail industry (Coca Cola, Kenneth Cole).

    He has been responsible for technology design in collateralized loan obligation systems (CLOs), mortgage securities systems, equity research systems, Customer Relationship Management technologies (CRM), risk management systems, knowledge integrations and data visualizations. He is an expert in litigation preparedness, Compliance information systems, presence management, messaging compliance, email availability, wireless broadband subscriber gateways and real-time communications on enterprise networks.

    Mr. Dawson has managed more than 60 integration professionals at one time building robust legacy-sensitive enterprise solutions for budgets of $700,000 monthly. He has a record of accomplishment in successful customer relationships, delivering profitability through infrastructure improvements, content management solutions and wireless distribution channels.

    Mr. Dawson has been responsible for process improvement, internal and external client technology support, client presentations, new business development and change management. Mr. Dawson has designed computer processes for information sharing of $17 million in asset-backed transactions and used innovative Internet marketing strategy to underwrite and service $9 million in accounts receivable financing. He has been responsible for financial services visualization and user experience trading floor integrations to add significant efficiencies and functionality to complex trading, CDO, ABS and research systems. Clients include the New York Stock Exchange, SIAC, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and others.

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