Information Governance and eDiscovery Consultant

Advisory Services Multiple Locations, Remote


Description

Information Governance and eDiscovery Consultant

As an Information Governance and eDiscovery Consultant within Lighthouse's Consulting Services Organization, you will lead and work on client engagements involving Information Governance ("IG") (records and information management/"RIM" program development, process documentation/workflows, data remediation, defensible deletion, data mapping, data protection, etc.), and eDiscovery (eDiscovery operating model development, process documentation/workflows, program assessments, legal technology deployment/migrations, etc.).  The ideal candidate will have experience conducting these types of engagements for multi-national organizations across a wide range of industries.  This is primarily a client facing role, so the successful candidate will be comfortable and have experience working with senior stakeholders across legal, compliance, privacy and information technology staff. 

What You Will Do:

  • Lead/manage high profile client engagements, applying deep subject matter expertise and critical analysis skills for a wide range of IG and eDiscovery engagements, including:
    • IG and eDiscovery program assessments (reviewing current state, identifying gaps, risks, and priorities);
    • IG and eDiscovery program development and implementation (implementing assessment recommendations or point solutions); 
    • Lead work streams for engagement deliverables, such as:
      • Policy updates, refresh, harmonization (lead and/or participate in policy drafting);
      • Workflow documentation (lead and/or participate in creating workflow diagrams and operating procedures to support implementation objectives);
      • IG steering committee creation, launch, and/or reboot, including serving as chair on a temporary or long-term basis;
      • Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) strategy development
      • IG and eDiscovery technology information:
        • Office 365 native data governance, eDiscovery, information protection (formerly Azure Information Protection);
        • Legal hold notification workflow tools (Relativity Legal Hold, Legal Hold Pro, Exterro, etc.)
  • Lead client workshops on the impact of Office 365 on legal, compliance, data protection and recordkeeping requirements
    • Maintain strong data knowledge and fluency on the impact Office 365 adoption has on IG, eDiscovery, data privacy, compliance, and related areas;
    • Maintain broad and deep subject matter expertise in Office 365's native IG, eDiscovery, and data protection tools, including the ability to conduct demonstrations of the tools and answer difficult questions;
    • Manage requirements gathering and documentation efforts relating to Office 365 adoption;
    • Collaborate effectively with Lighthouse partner and sales teams;
    • Demonstrate thoughtful appreciation for and understanding of the Microsoft partner channel 
  • Lead or participate in data remediation projects/programs (defensible deletion, "ROT" cleanup projects)
    • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of information achieving technologies and platforms (e.g., Enterprise Vault, SourceOne, Mimecast, etc.)
    • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge and expertise with IG indexing and data classification technologies and platforms (e.g., Active Navigation, ControlPoint, Everteam, etc.)
  • Conduct domestic and international data privacy readiness and compliance assessments, including:
    • Data mapping, PII, Personal Data inventory and register development;
    • Data privacy policy development
    • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and US state-specific privacy compliance;
  • Lead or participate in data protection projects/programs, including:
    • Data classification and handling policy creation, refresh, and/or reboot;
    • Data classification technology assessment, evaluation, recommendations, and implementation;
      • Expertise with Microsoft data protection tools such as Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Unified Labeling;
  • Evangelize Lighthouse's Global Advisory Consulting practice to the IG, legal, compliance, and related professional communities;
  • Demonstrate and maintain demonstrable fluency in and expertise with critical RIM program elements, including:
    •  Records retention schedules (including difference between "big-bucket" and granular schedules)
    • File plans
    • Data placement strategies
    • Record vs. non-record designation
    • System of Record
    • ARMA IG Maturity Model
  • Familiarity and expertise with Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and Information Governance Model (IGRM)
What You Will Need:
  • 10+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: electronic discovery, litigation support, business process consulting, records management/records and information management (RIM), content management, email archiving, IT system management, or business process integration.  
  • Preferred experience working in information governance, eDiscovery and data protection/privacy.
  • Strong domain expertise with Microsoft collaboration and productivity technologies and platforms, including knowledge of and expertise in one of more areas of Office 365, such as:
    • Exchange Online
    • SharePoint Online
    • Skype for Business/Teams
    • OneDrive for Business
    • Security & Compliance Center, especially features such as data governance, advanced data governance; eDiscovery and Advanced eDiscovery (Equivio); Azure Information Protection/Unified Labeling; data loss prevention
  • Previous experience working with organizations evaluating Microsoft (and other) enterprise technologies from a legal, compliance, and regulatory perspective.
  • Proven ability and appetite to continually learn and master new and evolving technologies, especially within the Microsoft technology stack.
  • Business, technical, and/or legal degrees/certifications highly desired, e.g. JD, MBA, CPA, Certified Records Manager (CRM), Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP).  Similarly, data privacy certifications also desired, e.g., CIPP/US, CIPP/EU, CIPT, CIPM.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Flexible work style; comfortable in fast-paced, challenging environments.
  • Experience managing mid-level projects and playing a senior role on projects.
  • Significant business development and marketing experience to legal, compliance, records, and data privacy professions. 
  • Proven ability to close projects.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills
  • Outstanding oral and written with self-confidence, assertiveness and appearance to make presentations to individuals or groups of client personnel
  • Self-starter, who is independent, a creative thinker, and yet common sense oriented, with the ability to exercise good judgement and operate in an unstructured environment
  • Strong professional and leadership presence.
  • Drive and passion to execute engagements successfully. 
  • Emotional and political intelligence to understand internal complexities of client departments, and navigate such complexities successfully.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • High level of customer service towards internal and external clients.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to balance many priorities and to work under pressure while remaining calm.
  • Ability to be a team player and to collaborate with colleagues across the Company. 
  • Willingness to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and to rapidly changing requirements.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, 24/7 environment in order to meet deadlines.
  • Adherence to processes and procedures while remaining results-oriented and "thinking outside the box."
  • Ability to travel (up to 65%)
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