IG Committee September Newsletter
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Message from the Chair:

The Information Governance (IG) Committee formally launched as ACC’s newest Committee just one year ago, on August 11, 2015 to provide a forum for corporate counsel to discuss, collaborate and address information governance challenges facing most companies today. A compelling line up of monthly webcasts by notable speakers combined with member access to a library of IG resource materials and an online Q&A forum has resulted in IG Committee membership enrollment doubling to over 400 people over the last three months!

If your organization is faced with addressing the explosive growth and mismanagement of information and you and your leadership are concerned about addressing the legal risk and cost related to records management, eDiscovery, data privacy, data security and regulatory compliance, join the ACC IG Committee for free today at http://www.acc.com/committees/igc/ for unique opportunities to learn, share and collaborate with your peers.

We are amazed by the IG Committee’s membership growth and outstanding Committee sponsorship by Contoural, the largest independent provider of Information Governance consulting services and Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, a full service law firm.

Come join us at the 2016 ACC Annual Meeting in San Francisco – there’s still time to register!
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Special Events at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Annual Meeting Programs: Join us in San Francisco and let’s discuss IG!

  • Session #606 - Building a Business Case for an Information Governance Program
  • Session #706 - Leveraging Analytics: Lawyering in the Information Age

IG Committee Lunch Meeting

Join the IG Committee for its members’ meeting, in person, during a free luncheon on Monday, October 17th from 12:30-2:00 PM at the Moscone Center. Meet your IG leaders, participate in information governance discussion, and join the Committee. The Committee meetings at the Annual Meeting are live and open to all ACC members. If you have considered becoming involved with a Committee, this meeting is a great way to learn how you can help!

IG Committee Cocktail Reception Party

Come celebrate our official first year as the IG Committee at this cocktails and networking party sponsored by Drinker Biddle LLP with the event space graciously provided by Contoural Inc. The reception will be held on Monday, October 17th from 6:30-10:30 PM at the ‘Play and Reboot’ Room inside the Hotel Zetta. Hotel Zetta is less than a 10 minute walk from the Moscone Center, located at 55 5th Street, in the Westfield San Francisco Centre. Don’t miss an evening out with leaders and friends in IG (as well as games and great prizes!) Hors’d’ouevres and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be served. RSVP Here!
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Upcoming Events

Legal Quick Hit: Who Should Own (and Pay) for Information Governance – Legal or IT?

Thursday, September 15th at 2 PM ET (6:00 PM GMT/UTC)

As records management and other information governance programs increasingly focus on electronic information companies struggle with who should own these initiatives, legal or IT? Perhaps more important, who should pay for it? This Legal Quickhit will present:

A survey of who owns and funds IG programs across both medium and large companies
Is information governance different than data governance?
Three different program ownership models and which are proving to be most successful
How in-house counsel can successful navigate and negotiate these issues with IT and other key stakeholders

Speakers: Mark Diamond, President & CEO, Contoural, Inc.


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Resource Spotlight

Top Ten Uses of Data Analytics for In-House Counsel

The effective use of data analytics is transforming the legal landscape and the practice of law. This is a fast-changing area where today’s “use cases” will be quickly superseded by even newer and more powerful uses of these technologies. Drinker Biddle attorneys Jason R. Baron and Yodi Hailemariam summarize 10 key areas where in-house counsel should consider the use of data analytics, either as a solely in-house measure or in connection with engagements with outside counsel. See http://www.acc.com/legalresources/publications/topten/uses-of-data-analytics-for-in-house-counsel.cfm.
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Committee Mission

The primary purpose of the ACC Information Governance (IG) Committee (the “Committee”) is to provide in-house counsel with a forum for discussing, collaborating and addressing common IG challenges that impact most corporations and to:

1.     Educate in-house counsel about the changing nature of how information and data are used within an organization and identify the risks, cross-functional challenges, costs, legal responsibilities and opportunities this represents.

2.     Develop and communicate practice policies, procedures, and best practice approaches for in-house counsel to work collaboratively to ensure the proper and legal control of information; and

3.     Empower in-house counsel to provide relevant, helpful and up-to-date advice on a broad spectrum of IG challenges to ensure that corporate information is protected, managed and retrievable in accordance with legal and business requirements and meet business needs for streamlined access to information, data analytics and the requisite technology to meet these needs across the enterprise. Help in-house counsel to understand the benefits of looking at organizational information across the enterprise and reducing risk associated with siloed approaches.

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