Job ID: 5631
Updated: Apr 14, 2021
Location: New York, NY, United States
Category: Risk Management
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 Sr. Information Governance (IG) Specialist plans, executes, and/or supports one or more IG projects and services relating to data privacy, client questionnaires and assessments, data protection, data lifecycle management, or electronic recordkeeping practices. Leads or serves as a subject matter expert on project teams, performs data analysis and fact finding assignments, documents results, makes recommendations regarding legacy data, and makes executive-level oral presentations and written recommendations relating to information governance.
This role has primary responsibility for implementing information technologies and working practices relating to the classification, access control, and disposition of client and firm administrative data and records. Work performed by this individual results in the measurable reduction of costs and/or minimizes risks relating to risk management and information classification, access and disposition. The individual in this senior position advises attorneys, paralegals and other legal staff and administrative personnel on information governance related content while delivering white glove service to Kirkland personnel, clients, and/or vendors.
In addition to serving in an advisory capacity, the Sr. IG Specialist assists senior management and attorneys by identifying and containing risks relating to data and information management, and fostering a compliance culture throughout the firm. The individual maintains awareness of major changes affecting legal information governance and develops material to educate senior management and partners so they may better provide legal services and meet their ethical obligations to their clients.
Client Questionnaires and Assessments
Data and Records Lifecycle Management
Electronic Recordkeeping Practices
Performs and documents business analysis, develops functional specifications for records and information governance systems and ensures that records and information governance system user interfaces are designed for ease of use and tailored to the needs of attorneys.
Qualifications & Requirements
Information Governance is a burgeoning field drawing experienced individuals from a variety of educational backgrounds and professional experience. Qualified candidates must have a four-year degree relating to information technology, law, compliance, business administration, and/or information management, and a minimum of five years of professional services consulting, practice support or paralegal experience in a law firm. Candidates who have achieved Certified Paralegal, Certified Information Governance Professional, Certified Information Privacy Professional, or Certified Records Manager credentials are preferred.
This position requires a self-motivated, creative, and detail-oriented individual with a strong knowledge of legal information governance processes and technologies. Must be capable of independently authoring and presenting technical and business information in a variety of formats, and explaining complex and/or technical topics relating to information governance to those who have no prior knowledge of Kirkland’s systems and policies. Strong strategic, interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills required.
Advanced aptitude and interest in information technologies, change management and project management is required, and intermediate proficiency in Microsoft’s software suite is required. Prior experience using and/or administering iManage WorkSite, MS SharePoint, and/or LegalKEY Recordkeeping is a plus.
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