Information Governance August Committee Newsletter
Message from the Chair  
Leadership Roster  
Upcoming Programs  
IG at the Annual Meeting  
Hot off the Press: IG Must Reads!  
Sponsor's Corner  
Job Listings  
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Message from the Chair

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end,”  American Author, William Styron observed. The summer is typically a time to settle into a few good books while relaxing on the beach,  your favorite chair or a hammock. The books we have selected for your reading edification should leave you with many thoughts about how to improve your organization’s experience with Information Governance.  If it leaves you a little exhausted with all the great information you have learned, you will have some time to rest up before turning your thoughts into action when you return to work!

Happy Reading!

L. Shawn Cheadle
Information Governance Committee Chair
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Leadership Roster




L. Shawn Cheadle
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company


Ann Drew
WEX Inc. 

Vice Chair

Linda Sharp
ZL Technologies


James Carroll
Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation

Advocacy Chair

Brian Klemm

Publications Chair

Alexander Arato
NeuLion, Inc. 

Communications Chair

Taa Grays

Membership Chair

Catherine Walberg
Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company (KaMMCO) 

Program Chair - Legal Quick Hits

Mira Edelman
Facebook, Inc. 

Program Chair - Annual Meeting

Matthew Nelson

Subcommittee Chair - Global Liaison Elizabeth Atlee
CBRE, Inc. 

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Upcoming Programs

"How Legal Can Get What It Needs from IT Without Becoming Tech Experts" 
September 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT/ 6:00 PM GMT

Mark Diamond, Founder, President & CEO, Contoural

From retention of electronic records to controlling privacy information to supporting eDiscovery activities, many responsibilities of an in-house legal department have a strong information technology component.  Information governance technologies can have an overwhelming variety of options and configurations, and as a result, in-house counsel may feel they must become a tech expert to assert and get what they need. But this doesn’t have to be the case.  Join us for this engaging Legal Quick Hit, where we will review in lay terms different information governance technologies, how they work, what options are available, and how they can be configured to best support legal policies and processes.  You don’t need to become an expert, just attend this Legal Quick Hit.

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IG at the Annual Meeting

The Information Governance (IG) Committee invites everyone to join us at the Annual Meeting for interactive and informative panel discussions. See the details below and register for these presentations!   We also invite anyone interested to sign up and join us for the IG Committee lunch on Monday, October 16, 2017. 

IG Committee Events at the Annual Meeting:

  • Monday October 16, 2017, 10:00AM to 11:30AM ET: Is Creepy the New Normal? How Information Governance Can Make the Internet of Things Less Scary

    The Information Age has reached an inflection point: The data we are creating, mining, and leveraging creates unique information governance challenges for businesses around the globe. Even though modern technologies frequently cross privacy lines, society has overwhelmingly chosen to sacrifice personal privacy for convenience, fun, and efficiency. But do we really understand how data collected by our cars, home appliances, mobile devices, children’s toys, and other devices are used, or are consumers making a deal with the Internet of Things (IoT) devil? This panel will explore the haunting emergence of IoT technologies, and have a special focus on the increased use of predictive algorithms to derive and deliver public and private goods and services. How should IoT data be governed when legal and ethical standards are not always clear, and how should the legal community advocate for effective new laws and regulations?

    Bennett Borden, Chief Data Scientist, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    Jay Brudz, Partner & Co-Chair IG and eDiscovery Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    Mira Edelman, Director of eDiscovery Services, Facebook
    Brett Tarr, Counsel, Litigation & E-Discovery, Caesars Entertainment Corporation

  • Monday October 16, 2017, 1:15PM to 2:30PM ET: Information Governance Committee Business Meeting

    You don’t have to be a committee member to attend and attendance doesn’t mean you have to make a time commitment! Participation in ACC committees offers an opportunity to benchmark with peers and recognized industry leaders. We encourage you to attend any of the committee breakfast and lunch meetings to learn more about the broad range of activities offered. These meetings, limited to ACC members, also present an opportunity to participate in planning for future Annual Meeting programming.

  • Monday October 16, 2017, 2:30PM to 4:00PM ET: The US Federal Trade Commission on Unfairness, Deception, and Consumer Privacy Enforcement Actions 

    Katherine Armstrong, Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    Matthew Nelson, IG Committee Annual Meeting Program Chair, Association of Coroporate Counsel
    David Shonka, Acting General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Trade Commission
    Eric Wenger, Director for Cybersecurity and Privacy, Cisco

  • Tuesday October 17, 2017, 9AM to 10:30AM ET : Reboot Your Dusty and Boring Records Retention Schedule to Better Drive Information Governance

    Mark Diamond, CEO, Contoural
    Megan Hertzler, Director, Enterprise Information Governance, PG&E
    Heather Kolasinsky, Senior Counsel, Humana

    Register for the Annual Meeting here! We look forward to your participation!   

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Hot off the Press: IG Must Reads!

Information Nation: Seven Keys to Information Management Compliance by Randolph Kahn and Barclay T. Blair: “This fully updated edition demonstrates how businesses can succeed in creating a new culture of information management compliance (IMC) by incorporating an IMC philosophy into a corporate governance structure. Expert advice and insight reveals the proven methodology that adopts the principles, controls, and discipline upon which many corporate compliance programs are built and explains how to apply this methodology to develop and implement IMC programs that anticipate problems and take advantage of opportunities. Plus, you'll learn how to measure information management compliance through the use of auditing and monitoring, following the proper delegation of program roles and components, and creating a culture of information management awareness.”


Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practicesby Robert Smallwood, “reveals how, and why, to utilize IG and leverage information technologies to control, monitor, and enforce information access and security policies: (i) written by one of the most recognized and published experts on information governance, including specialization in e-document security and electronic records management; (ii) provides big picture guidance on the imperative for information governance and best practice guidance on electronic document and records management; and (iii) crucial advice and insights for compliance and risk managers, operations managers, corporate counsel, corporate records managers, legal administrators, information technology managers, archivists, knowledge managers, and information governance professionals. IG sets the policies that control and manage the use of organizational information, including social media, mobile computing, cloud computing, email, instant messaging, and the use of e-documents and records. This extends to e-discovery planning and preparation. . . it provides step-by-step guidance for developing information governance strategies and practices to manage risk in the use of electronic business documents and records.”
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Sponsor's Corner
Proud sponsors of the ACC IG Committee

Contoural has some fun summer reads to strengthen you IG knowledge. The company aims to provide in-house counsel with useful and applicable information as organizations shift to Information Governance. One fun summer read is the Information Governance Primer InfoPAK – a 120 page primer on how to set up an IG program or enhance an existing program.  Another fun summer read are the Sample Forms and Policies such as Creating a Data Classification Standard and Data Map Design Strategies.


Perspectives on Predictive Coding and Other Advanced Search Methods for the Legal Practitioner

Jason R. Baron, Ralph C. Losey, Michael D. Berman, eds. (American Bar Ass’n 2016)

This 600+ page book by leading practitioners provides a set of perspectives on predictive coding and other advanced search techniques as used today by lawyers in pursuit of e-discovery as well as in a variety of other information governance contexts.   There is something in this book for everyone – novices, seasoned e-discovery practitioners, litigators, business lawyers and technologists.   Judge Andrew Peck, writing in the Foreword to this volume, says “Hopefully, this book will increase the bar’s understanding of [technology assisted review or] TAR, dispel certain TAR myths that cause parties to not use TAR, and encourage TAR’s use in appropriate cases.”  The book can be purchased from the ABA at


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Job Listings

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