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Director of Information Governance and Records Management (LAW FIRM)

New York, NY, United States
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire
Are you a dynamic, engaged Information Governance and Records Management leader seeking a new challenge? Our client, a leading global law firm, is seeking a Director of Information Governance and Records Management to join its busy, growing team in the New York office. The successful candidate must have demonstrated leadership in the information governance space as well as experience building and leading a successful program. All candidates should have a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and expertise managing a full-scale program. This role includes retention, record movement, inventory and management of a large team. This is an exciting opportunity to build and grow a thriving program and take it to the next level with a world-class team! Send resumes to [email protected]

Position Description:  
The Director of Information Governance and Records Management will oversee and manage the Firm’s records management programs and related information governance functions in all domestic and international offices. The Director will work with Firm management to effectively develop and implement policies, procedures and best practices for the Firm’s electronic and physical data, both on site and off. The Director will manage the day-to-day functions of the department and provide leadership, training and direction to the Information Management staff. The position will report to Chief Information Officer and work closely with the co-chair of the Information Governance Committee.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures to support the Firm’s information records, records risk management and data lifecycle management including retention and destruction programs
  • Monitors and develops the Firm’s information and records management programs to ensure efficiency and compliance with records retention and information security policies
  • Mitigates operational and technological risks by actively supporting the Firm’s information governance program and maintaining a strong commitment to data and information privacy and protection as directed by the Firm’s CIO and General Counsel
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams on information governance related issues and concerns in order to develop and measure the effectiveness of standards, policies and procedures
  • Supervises, trains and leads department’s resources responsible for implementing records management program and identify areas for improvement
  • Ensures that department staff are knowledgeable and keep current with records management policies and procedures
  • Manages mobility function, including lawyer arrivals and departures, file transfers to clients, co-counsel and other outside related parties, and internal file transfers
  • Oversees the design, development and administration of automated records management system
  • Enhances services for internal client base and manage expectations consistent with the Firm’s standards of excellence
  • Manages third-party vendor relationships for all records management functions
  • Implements and provides Firmwide records management and related risk-management training to lawyers and Business Services
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree; Certificates such as IGP, CRM, CIPP or CIP preferred; JD a plus
  • Significant experience in information governance, records management, or related area in a highly-sophisticated legal, professional services, consulting or corporate environment
  • Some experience in a senior management position
  • Broad knowledge of information management and protection laws, regulations and best practices
  • Strong computer and database skills; some experience utilizing legal-specific automated records management systems required
  • Strong strategic, interpersonal and organizational skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to converse informatively with management and lawyers about records management issues
  • A risk management mindset with strong attention to detail

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