Law Firm Information Governance Symposium 2015 Reports
Information Governance as a Management Strategy Task Force Report
Task Force Leader: Beth Chiaiese, CRM, MLIS | Director, Professional Responsibility & Compliance | Foley & Lardner LLP.
An effective information governance organization can help a law firm achieve its strategic business goals in many ways, including improving client service, creating competitive distinction, enhancing productivity, and managing cost and risk. In this report, you’ll learn how the IG organization can evolve as a firm becomes more sophisticated in its IG processes, and the impact it can have on firm success along the way.
Dark Data Task Force Report: Identification and Remediation of Dark Data in Law Firms
Task Force Leader: Patricia A. Fitzpatrick | Director of Information Governance & Compliance | Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
The proliferation of dark data exposes law firms to risk in several different ways, but determining where dark data is hiding is just the beginning. Once found, how can firms manage this accumulation of data that may not be appropriately tagged or easily identifiable? And finally, how can this rogue information be brought under control? This report offers a three-pronged approach to the successful management of dark data in law firms.
Transitioning from an Open Environment to a Closed Environment Task Force Report
Task Force Leader: Brian Donato | CIO | Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
As coverage of data breaches regularly hits the headlines, the pressure is on for law firms to increase the security of client information. How should a firm balance the security requirements of clients with the need for attorneys and staff to access the documents they need to do their work effectively? This report explores the line between access and security, and how a firm can strike the right balance.
Global Information Governance Considerations for Law Firms Task Force Report
Task Force Leader: James Flynn, CRM | Director of Records & Docket | Winston & Strawn LLP
Creating a global IG strategy can be a challenge for law firms. Regulations surrounding the right to privacy and data protection differ widely from country to country, and these rules are sometimes in direct conflict. This not only impacts firms with offices internationally, but also those with clients overseas and even clients with customers abroad. This report provides guidance and points to consider for law firms as they develop a global IG strategy.
Transforming Law Firm Operations to an Information Governance Platform
Task Force Leader: Beth Chiaiese, CRM, MLIS | Director, Professional Responsibility & Compliance | Foley & Lardner LLP
This report is a companion to the Information Governance as a Management Strategy Task Force Report. This report focuses on the work of an information governance organization in a law firm to implement IG in specific operational areas of the firm. It emphasizes the transformation of the records and information management function, but it also touches on other areas of the law firm, including the office of the General Counsel, information technology, information security, other specific law firm business processes and the impact of IG on end users.