Executive Summary

The adoption of effective information governance (IG) has become critically important to law firms from a compliance, risk management and efficiency perspective. The Law Firm Information Governance Symposium was established in 2012 by Iron Mountain and information management leaders from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Reed Smith, Greenberg Traurig, Morrison & Foerster and White & Case to serve as a think tank for thought leadership on how to build information governance in the unique setting of a law practice.

The Symposium’s first publication – A Proposed Law Firm Information Governance Framework – appeared in 2012 to wide acclaim. The March 2013 Symposium has produced two new publications, now available for download along with an Executive Summary and convenient shorter Emerging Trends chapters:


Emerging Trends
  • Building Law Firm Information Governance: Prime Your Processes
    A deep dive into the “how to” of building information governance in law firms
  • Emerging Trends in Law Firm Information Governance
    A close look at how big data, predictive coding and the 24/7 law firm impact IG
  • 2013 Law Firm Information Governance Symposium Executive Summary
    An executive summary of the content addressed in all of the 2013 reports

Emerging Trends Chapters:

  • Big Data and What it Means to Your Firm
    A close look at efficiently mining value and mitigating risk from a law firm’s vast reservoir of data
  • Predictive Coding for Information Governance
    Leveraging automatic classification and coding functionality to bring order to firm data
  • Using Information Governance as a Foundation for a 24/7 Law Firm
    Mitigating risk as lawyers respond to client needs whatever the location or time zone