Information Governance

With the exponential growth of data volumes, organizations are increasingly focusing on the business agility and profitability benefits of an effective information governance (IG) program. Changes driven by evolving technology, mergers and acquisitions, and employee data creation, use, and storage practices present unique IG challenges. Our eData practice helps clients rise to these challenges.

Our eData lawyers guide organizations through all phases of the information management lifecycle to provide practical business and legal solutions designed to organize and optimize data assets. Our priorities include ensuring our clients comply with potentially competing data privacy and recordkeeping obligations, securing their information, lowering their storage costs, and streamlining their information management processes—always with a focus on reducing their litigation liability and data breach risk.


IG Counseling

  • Conduct IG program assessments
  • Develop and update IG policies
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Ephemeral messaging
    • Mobile devices, including bring your own device
    • Acceptable use
    • Social media
    • Cloud technologies
    • Other collaboration tools
  • Provide employee training on IG
  • Update global information and record retention schedules
  • Perform information inventory and classification
  • Advise on strategy and compliance during data migration
  • Advise on defensible disposition of information

Litigation Readiness

  • Create legal hold management procedures 
  • Design tailored litigation readiness plans and discovery playbooks
  • Evaluate volume of data being retained and related costs
  • Advise on ways to reduce overall discovery spend

Data Privacy Compliance

  • Assess data locations to prepare procedures for data subject access request (DSAR) compliance
  • Counsel on DSAR fulfillment
  • Advise on cross-border data transfers, including pre-transfer data minimization
  • Provide data breach response support  

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