Job ID: 4771
Updated: Sep 21, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Conflicts Docket/Records Mgmt
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
The Senior Information Governance Specialist role supports programs of the Information Governance (IG) and Risk Systems team at Kirkland. The IG team at Kirkland is responsible for managing and executing services and projects governing the Firm’s client and administrative data / information in accordance with ethical, legal and contractual requirements. The Risk Systems team is responsible for supporting and managing Risk Management systems and reporting needs for the department.
This role is not only responsible for leading large scale program and project efforts, but must also act as a business leader within the Risk organization. The Senior IG Specialist is expected to drive, not just facilitate, project efforts in order to achieve results relating to difficult and complex assignments according to a defined timeline. He or she will have wide accountability to propel the performance of cross functional teams involved in the planning and delivery of Risk projects. This person must be able to work independently, to manage resources without direct authority and to exercise sound judgment when escalating issues and risks to project sponsors, direct managers, stakeholders or the Risk Management leadership team.
The Senior Information Governance Specialist provides guidance to staff working in one or more of the following areas, as directed by senior Risk Management leadership.
Ensure that the following activities occur in accordance with Firm approved information governance policies. Duties include:
Ensure that client or Firm information is preserved or destroyed in accordance with legal and/or client requirements. Duties include:
Electronic Data Discovery
Assist with the collection of information related to subpoenas directed to the Firm, as well as information requests from internal teams. Duties include:
Ensure appropriate controls are in place to enforce confidentiality, privacy, and security obligations for protected information. Duties include:
The Senior Information Governance Specialist is expected to:
Qualifications & Requirements
This individual must be highly organized with attention to detail, self-directed, and efficient. The ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner and demonstrate exceptional planning skill is critical and requires a high level of proficiency. One must be able to consistently and proactively exhibit great teamwork and leadership skills, and demonstrate ownership of all assigned work. This individual must also exhibit outstanding commitment to providing seamless service to our lawyers and staff, particularly as it relates to project deliverables. An overall commitment to excellence and innovation is essential for success in this role.
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