Information Governance and Outsourcing/Consulting

Service Models

Driven by information security requirements, eDiscovery costs, as well as government regulations, organizations are seeking guidance and turning to outsourcing organizations, law firms and IG consultants for strategic approaches to managing their information. IG outsourcing or consulting provides an opportunity to assist and further direct and grow information governance initiatives within organizations without them having to add capital. What are the risks of this type of work?  What services should be considered to be outsourced?  What can consultants provide that technology solutions alone do not, and what benefits come from this type of client/service relationship? Selecting the right business partners and IG Consultants for the right tasks is crucial.  Samantha will present how to balance organization needs and resources.

 Speaker’s Bio: Samantha Lofton is the chief risk and information governance officer at Ice Miller law firm. She is responsible for the Firm’s information governance program, oversees information asset issues relating to risk management: compliance/privacy/IT security; practice support; litigation support/electronic data discovery; knowledge/library services; records/information management; retention; docketing; new business intake/conflicts; imaging and electronically stored information initiatives and best practices. Samantha has over 20 years experience in information management. Prior to joining Ice Miller, she held the office of firm-wide records information and compliance manager for Greenebaum Doll and McDonald, a large law firm based in Louisville, Ky. While there she implemented a firm-wide records and information management program and lent her knowledge on records and information management to clients on an as-needed basis and served as a key member of the following teams: Enterprise Records and Information Management; Technology; Electronic Discovery Law and Information Management; HITECH Compliance; and Knowledge Management. Before joining Greenebaum, Samantha was a lead records management technician for ClinTrials Research Inc., a clinical research organization based in Durham, N.C.

$15 members,   $20 nonmembers,  $10 students

Location:  Cincinnati Insurance Company, 6200 S. Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH

Directions:  North 75 to West 275 to Fairfield/Forest Park exit 39, pass Cincinnati Mall, Cincinnati Insurance Company is on same side as mall.

11:15 -11:30 Registration

11:30 – Noon Lunch

Noon – Presentation

Register via email to Denise Witzgall by Friday February 5th.

Note:  If you register and need to cancel, please do so by Monday, February 8thth.  If you do not cancel by that date, you are responsible for the meeting fee to cover the lunch order.

The board will meet immediately following the presentation and all members are welcome to attend.

Upcoming meetings:

March 8th – Hot topics in Information Security – Lisa Berry Tayman