Information Governance Attorney

Location : Location
US-CA-Los Angeles
Additional Location(s)
US-CA-Costa Mesa | US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Menlo Park | US-CA-San Francisco
Department
Information Governance
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Posted Min Pay Rate
USD $200,000.00/Yr.
Posted Max Pay Rate
USD $220,000.00/Yr.
Position Type
Full-Time
Job ID
2024-3038

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.  

About the Role

The Information Governance Attorney is an integral part of Latham’s Information Governance team. This role will be responsible for advising on a variety of information governance issues to ensure that the firm’s management of information meets applicable legal, ethical, security, and privacy requirements in all jurisdictions in which the firm operates, while managing the preservation, collection, processing, review, and production of documents and electronically stored information, including development of procedures and technologies for a streamlined, cost-effective electronic discovery/disclosure program for matters involving the firm as a party or custodian. This role will be located in either our Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, or Bay Area offices. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence. 

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the daily operation and maintenance of the firm’s internal legal holds and collection and preservation of documents
  • Working with client-facing attorneys on responding to discovery requests served on the firm, including preparing custodians of records and other witnesses and attending discovery conferences
  • Providing internal pre-litigation data management and litigation; coordinating the collection of information for responses to discovery requests to the firm as a party or custodian, and file release requests; coordinating the destruction of information in response to protective orders and agreements with other parties, as well as at the end of the applicable retention period
  • Advising on security and privacy issues, including assisting with the evaluation of new applications and services
  • Developing internal policies, procedures, guidelines, and best practices with respect to information governance issues, including security and privacy issues

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess excellent leadership skills (e.g., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) necessary for effective supervision
  • Display knowledge of the concepts, principles, management, and processing of electronically stored information (ESI) as they relate to legal matters, including the use of various ESI management and review tools and applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of security laws, including breach notification laws, and knowledge of privacy laws, especially the European Union privacy framework and other global privacy laws

And have:

  • A University degree in law, preferably additional coursework in technology-related field
  • Preferably a JD or LLM degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Qualifications/license to practice law in the jurisdiction in which the candidate resides, or a jurisdiction where Latham has an office
  • A minimum of one (1) year of relevant work experience, preferably 
  • Experience with electronic discovery/disclosure, due diligence, or records management issues, preferably 
  • Admission to at least one US State Bar (United States candidates)
  • Experience working in a US-based law firm, preferably (non-United States candidates)

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

 

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

 

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

 

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

 

Latham & Watkins LLP will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO)​.  Please click the link below to review the Ordinance.

 

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Pay Range

USD $200,000.00 - USD $220,000.00 /Yr.

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