President, Dr. Jim's One-Stop HR Shop and Partner, Portum Group International
Portum Group International
Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera, Esq., holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University, and a J.D. and Ph.D. (American Studies) from Case Western Reserve University.
He worked 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing and 23 years as the associate provost & legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University, where in 2018 he received the university’s highest annual award for distinguished service. He also did stints as a full-time law professor at UT-Austin and Widener University Law School.
Having retired from Rider in 2019, he is engaged in a portfolio of activities:
President of Dr. Jim’s One-Stop HR Shop, a freelance writing, webinar and training company in the HR space
Partner with Portum Group International LLC, an educational and training organization in the data-privacy and compliance space, with a particular focus on generative artificial intelligence
Of Counsel to Wilftek, a law firm specializing in IP; an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University
And an arbitrator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania