Job ID: 7116
Updated: May 8, 2023
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 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 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 Director of Data Governance will develop, maintain and champion a framework, including policies, procedures, standards and guidelines, for data governance and play a critical role in ensuring the integrity, accuracy, completeness, compliance and security of the firm’s data. The DDG will work with business units to achieve data literacy, which is the ability to read, write and communicate data in context, including an understanding of data sources and constructs, analytical methods and techniques applied, and the ability to describe the use case, application and resulting value. The individual will be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, implementation, and management of the firm’s data governance program. The DDG will work closely with cross-functional business and IT teams to establish data quality and literacy standards and to ensure that data-related issues are addressed in a timely and effective manner. This position will provide leadership and coordinate the framework for establishing data-driven decision-making.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
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