Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Director of Information Governance in the Washington, DC office. 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, accelerate the creation of value from Arnold & Porter’s data and information assets, and improve the efficiency of our Records 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: • Working with appropriate stakeholders to create a culture that manages information as an enterprise asset. • Supporting and enabling collaboration across the different areas of the Firm to democratize information and ensure there are no ‘data silos.’ • Supporting the Firm-wide records and information management (RIM) program, ensuring information across all media and formats is properly retained and disposed. • Reviewing, evaluating and enhancing Arnold & Porter’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. • Managing 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. • Partnering with IT, Legal Operations, and Legal Technology teams to identify opportunities for process automation and technological solutions for records management.
Qualifications: • 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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Arnold & Porter is a firm of nearly 1,000 lawyers, providing sophisticated litigation and transactional capabilities, renowned regulatory experience and market-leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries. Client-driven and industry focused, our lawyers practice across more than 30 practice areas, including bankruptcy, corporate finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax, to help clients with complex needs stay ahead of the global market, anticipate opportunities and address issues that impact the very value of their businesses. Our global reach, experience and deep knowledge allow us to work across geographic, cultural, technological and ideological borders, to offer clients forward-looking, results-oriented solutions that resolve their US, international and cross-border legal needs.