Director of Information Governance

Velocity Search GroupNew York County, New YorkFull TimeRemote

Our client a leading NYC professional services organization is looking to hire a Director of Information Governance and Records. This position reports directly to the Chief Information Officer and will work closely with the Firm's Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.

The successful candidate will manage and oversee the information governance and records management functions within the firm. This position requires a strong understanding of legal operations, compliance requirements, and data management best practices. The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure the management, security, and accessibility of the firm's information and records.


  • Develop and execute an information governance strategy and data privacy policies. Will also identify risks and opportunities associated with information management and propose innovative solutions.
  • Establish and maintain a robust records management program, including the creation, classification, retention, retrieval, and disposal of records.
  • Collaborate with the firm's IT and cybersecurity teams to develop and enforce data privacy and security protocols.
  • Monitor regulatory changes and industry standards. Also ensure the firm's practices align with legal and ethical requirements.
  • Assess, select, and implement appropriate systems to support information governance and records management activities.
  • Coordinate the transfer of information in or out of the firm in compliance with Firm policies. When necessary, ensure the proper execution of destruction orders.
  • Implement supporting protocols and processes to ensure statutory, regulatory, ethical and privacy requirements are met for the management of physical and electronic information.
  • Create/enhance the Firm's information governance policies, including but not limited to retention and disposal, data sharing, records management, archiving data, and data privacy.
  • Analyze client audits to ensure compliance and identify areas for improvement and maintenance in the information governance framework Data Privacy and Security.
  • Develop the Firm's data privacy framework to align with emerging domestic and international data privacy regulations (GDPR, CCPA, SEC Regs S-P & S-ID)
  • and much more


  • Extensive experience (8+ years) in information governance, records management, or a related field, preferably within a law firm or legal environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements, including data protection laws (e.g., GDPR, CCPA) and legal hold obligations.
  • Strong understanding of information lifecycle management principles, including classification, retention, and disposition.
  • Familiarity with legal document management systems (DMS) and records management software.
  • Proven experience developing and implementing information governance policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Broad knowledge of information management and protection laws, regulations, and best practices " Information governance experience, including in the areas of personal information, company information, systems, and infrastructure Required Education
  • Bachelor's degree in information management, Library Science, Legal Studies, or a related field. Advanced degrees or certifications (e.g., CRM, IGP) are preferred.
  • Compensation: $175k - $210K.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required.
  • Experience: 8 to 10 years

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