Information Governance Attorney - London - Law

Information Governance - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 520Tuesday 16 January 2024

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Information Governance Attorney - London - Law

One of the worlds largest and most successful law firms has requirement for an Information Governance Attorney. This role is an integral part of the firms Information Governance team and will be critical for advising on a variety of information governance issues to ensure that the firm’s management of information meets applicable legal, ethical, security, and privacy requirements. In addition, the role will also be managing the preservation, collection, processing, review, and production of documents and electronically stored information. This role will be located from a London office. 
In this Information Governance Attorney requirement, the primary responsibilities include:

  • Advising on data localisation, security, and privacy issues. 
  • The evaluation of new applications and services, and developing internal policies, procedures, guidelines and best practice
  • The identification of risk factors affecting the management of client and firm data, consulting on firm-wide policies and procedures to minimize firm liability
  • Management of the collection, processing, review and production, preservation, or destruction of documents and electronically stored information
  • Horizon scanning for the opportunities presented by new technologies 
  • Partnering with an international team of Information Governance professionals

Suitable applicants will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Highly developed leadership skills (e.g., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) necessary for effective supervision
  • A deep knowledge of the concepts, principles, management, and processing of electronically stored information (ESI)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of security laws, including breach notification laws, and knowledge of privacy laws, especially the European Union privacy framework and other global privacy laws
  • Client-facing practice experience, with privacy or corporate experience a plus 
  • Experience with electronic discovery/disclosure, due diligence, or records management issues 
  • Experience working in a global law firm 

Candidates will need the following qualifications:

  • A Law undergraduate degree (or non-law undergraduate degree plus GDL) and the LPC
  • A License or qualification to practice law 
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