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Adapting IG for Corporate Governance

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Confluence of Governances: Adapting Information Governance for Corporate Governance” —

  • “Companies today face significant and disruptive challenges, from increased disclosures and obligations in multiple jurisdictions to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its unanticipated effects on business globally. To effectively and transparently manage an organization and ensure it is meeting these challenges, boards need an effective and adaptive corporate governance program. Corporate governance can be enhanced and improved by the explicit integration of a well-conceived information governance program—an efficient and cogent framework for enterprise information management—that will help companies lower risk and enhance their value propositions.”
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New IG Resources: An AGC’s Vision of IG Modernized & An IG Director’s View of Driving Disposition

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“How Corporate Lawyers Made It Harder to Punish Companies That Destroy Electronic Evidence”

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How Corporate Lawyers Made It Harder to Punish Companies That Destroy Electronic Evidence” —

  • “In the early 2000s, a series of civil lawsuits against giant corporations illustrated the disastrous consequences that could ensue if a defendant failed to provide electronic evidence such as company emails or records.”
  • “Big corporations rallied for changes and got them. In 2006, the rules that govern federal litigation were changed to create a ‘safe harbor’ that would protect companies from consequences for failing to save electronic evidence as long as they followed a consistent policy and, when put on notice of imminent litigation, preserved all relevant materials.”
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Interview with: Shumaker CAO on Moving to “Paper-lite”

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Todd Rains, Chief Administrative Officer of Shumaker shares his experience on the steps his firm took to assess their current state of information governance and identify the steps to transition to a “paper-lite” environment, supported by strong information governance (IG) policies and processes: “Interview with Shumaker” —

  • “Our costs had been escalating because of a retention policy that had us storing physical records for an excessively lengthy period of time. It became clear that we needed to create the ability to destroy records in a cost-effective manner.”
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GDPR and Conflicts of Interest: Ghosts in your files?

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We have a guest author, Ted Graham, presenting quite fascinating analysis in: “GDPR and Conflicts of Interest: Ghosts in your files?” —

  • “An October 2018 decision issued by the Maryland State Bar Association’s Committee on Ethics was the first of its kind in the US. While the bar did not seek to opine on the obligations of law firms under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it provided an interesting glimpse into how US-based bar associations, and law firms, will need to be mindful of the regulation.”
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On the Need to Reconsider Records (the Role)

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Article by Mike Quartararo published in Above the Law: “Two Legal Records Managers Walk Into A Bar…” —

  • “For years, the perception has been that old-school records managers attended the MER Conference. In fact, attendance this year covered the entire spectrum from corporate to legal and government. Yes, there were records folks, but there were also many people from the C-suite, information technology, privacy, and security. Were it my place to do so, I would re-cast the MER Conference as an information governance event.”
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Clients Continue to Count On IG Compliance

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Article by Stephen Cole from Mattern & Associates in Law Journal Newsletters: “Clients Drive Information Governance: Payment Tied to Guideline Compliance” —

  • “Information governance and the protection of corporate data are top concerns for law firms. To ensure standards are met, some clients are now tying payment to compliance with Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG). OCG have moved from guidelines to actual contracts that provide for indemnification of the client for cyberbreach and violation of privacy laws, and require firms to explicitly secure the client’s data.
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Interview: Nelson Mullins

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Interview with: John Churchill, Records Department Manager, Nelson Mullins

Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm with headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina, where John Churchill has served as Records Department Manager since 2007.

“I manage a department of 30 people, including a team of five supervisors on the ground, four of whom have responsibility across our 25 offices and are constantly traveling. The fifth supervisor is based at the Records Administration Center, and is the systems administrator for FileTrail.… Read more

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Looking to 2019, Look back at 2018

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What is off the record? (Other than an arguably clever pun, and a definitely choice domain name?)


It’s a site for the important ideas, anecdotes, trends, insights, lessons and stories about law firm information technology and governance that everyone should hear, but no one is talking about.

At least, not on the record…

(If you have a compelling story to tell or an idea to share, feel free to get in touch.)

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Welcome (to) Off the Record

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What is off the record? (Other than an arguably clever pun, and a definitely choice domain name?)


It’s a site for the important ideas, anecdotes, trends, insights, lessons and stories about law firm information technology and governance that everyone should hear, but no one is talking about.

At least, not on the record…

(If you have a compelling story to tell or an idea to share, feel free to get in touch.)