Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We pursue excellence by anticipating client needs and creating innovation solutions. Our Attorneys and Business Service Professionals work in partnership to deliver exceptional results.

Akin Gump is seeking a self-motivated professional to transform how the firm governs its digital information. Based in the firm’s Office of General Counsel, and working closely with the firm’s Information Technology department, the Information Governance Systems Engineer will serve as a technical authority for information governance systems and controls. The specialist will implement system controls that promote compliance with records retention policies, client confidentiality requirements, data privacy regulations, and information security protections.

The Information Governance Systems Engineer can reside in the Dallas, Houston, New York or Washington, DC offices.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Integrate core information systems with the firm’s records management system.
  • Analyze silos of information, and delete or transfer that information in accordance with the firm’s records retention policy.
  • Implement access and deletion controls that efficiently protect the confidentiality of client and other firm information.
  • Facilitate transfers of digital client matter files to and from the firm’s document management system, network drives, and email systems.
  • Execute procedures for disposing of firm records in accordance with firm record retention policies.
  • Maintain access control structures using the firm’s ethical wall software and access groups within the firm’s document management system.

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  •  At least a two-year college degree or technical school diploma is preferred; however, substantial experience can substitute for education
  • Experience with each of the following activities is preferred:
    • analyzing, developing, and documenting system processes
    • troubleshooting system errors
    • implementing automatic deletion controls
    • creating, implementing, and maintaining access control groups
    • processing structured and unstructured data for import and export
    • administering a document management system
    • creating data reports
  • General knowledge of information management practices related to records retention, data privacy controls, and user practices that promote cybersecurity. Law firm experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to process structured and unstructured data for import and export: identifying and producing reasonably usable formats; creating load files; adjusting load files; identifying and executing an efficient transfer method; and controlling quality
  • Ability to analyze and visualize data with spreadsheets, data dashboards, and other data reporting tools. Experience with SQL databases and Microsoft Power BI preferred
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities, and meet project deadlines