Job ID: 6793
Updated: Aug 22, 2022
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Risk Management
About Kirkland & Ellis
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
The Associate Director, Information Governance (IG) Operations plans, leads and executes IG operational processes and IG support services in all offices. As an information governance subject matter expert and seasoned personnel and project manager, the individual in this position drives results and achieves a measurable reduction of costs and risks associated with IG Operations. This role effectively coaches and empowers IG Operations team members to improve their critical thinking and decision making abilities, particularly as they relate to special circumstances that arise in the course of delivering operational support services, and ensures resources are appropriately assigned and meet the business demands of the firm.
Essential Job Functions:
IG Operations Leadership
Process Automation Project Management
Client File Releases
Client File and Data Intake
Records and Data Storage and Disposition - Legal and Administrative Records
IG Operations Education and Consultation
Secure Destruction of Paper and Electronic Media
Qualifications & Requirements
Candidates with an educational background from a wide variety of disciplines including information technology, legal, compliance, information management, and/or records management will be considered. A minimum of 7 years experience managing an Information Governance function or professional services team is required, and an advanced degree in information management, computer science or law is preferred. Advanced aptitude and interest in information technologies, critical thinking, innovation, change management and project management is a must. Working knowledge of iManage WorkSite and LegalKEY a plus. Proficiency in MS Office applications required.
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