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Director of Information Governance (LAW FIRM)

Washington, DC, United States
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire

Our client, a preeminent law firm, is seeking a Director of Information Governance to join its sophisticated and thriving team in Washington, D.C. The Director will oversee the flow of data firmwide and establish and create frameworks for ensuring efficiency, value, and quality of data and records management. This is for an experienced, tenured information governance professional who understands the unique data dynamics of a law firm setting and has demonstrated experience leading in this type of space. Additionally, the successful candidate will have extensive experience managing direct reports and both growing and overseeing a large team. This is a superior opportunity with an excellent firm to make an impact and affect change! Send resumes to [email protected].

The Director of Information Governance will lead the Firm-wide data governance activities and will have responsibility for establishing and maintaining a data governance and records management framework that seeks to improve data quality and improve the efficiency of the record’s teams and data users around the Firm. The Director will ensure adherence to the enterprise data governance framework to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and understanding required to meet overall business needs. The Director will serve as a point of escalation for governance, data quality and other related issues, and will work closely with practice groups, Firm management, and other administrative departments throughout the organization to improve the quality and value of core data assets, respond to regulatory requirements as well as support the strategic direction of the Firm. This position reports to the Chief Information Officer.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Works with appropriate stakeholders to create a culture that manages information as an enterprise asset
  • Supports and enables collaboration across the different areas of the Firm to democratize information and ensure there are no 'data silos'
  • Supports the Firm-wide records and information management (RIM) program, ensuring information across all media and formats is properly retained and disposed
  • Reviews, evaluates and enhances the Firm’s global records retention schedules and policies to align with the Firm's legal obligations and operational needs and develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive approach to data retention
  • Manages the collection, processing, review and production of Firm documents and electronically stored information, including development of procedures and technologies for a streamlined, cost-effective electronic discovery program
  • Partners with IT, Legal Operations, and Legal Technology teams to identify opportunities for process automation and technological solutions for records management


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent, JD degree preferred
  • Broad knowledge of records, information management, and protection laws, regulations, and best practices
  • Information governance experience, including in the areas of personal information, Firm/Company information, Systems, and Infrastructure
  • Professional certifications in various technical areas related to records management are preferred (e.g., Information Governance Professional IGP, Certified Records Manager CRM, Electronic Records Management ERM, Enterprise Content Management ECM)
  • Experience in leading and motivating staff
  • Project management experience, PMP certification a plus
  • Demonstration of effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize work
  • Ability to perceive and analyze problems as well as to quickly respond to inquiries and work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to develop alternatives and make or recommend sound decisions using good judgment
  • Thorough knowledge of legal records management principles
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the Firm with tact and diplomacy
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness commensurate to handling confidential and sensitive material
  • Must be available to work outside of the standard work hours as determined by the Chief Information Officer

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