Akin Gump will use FileTrail to control information across the firm’s data repositories in line with its information governance policies, as well as its clients’ outside counsel guidelines.
InOutsource is working with Akin Gump on its FileTrail implementation, as well as data mapping and data cleansing.
Darrell Mervau, CEO of FileTrail, explains the importance of strong IG programs:
Law firms today face tough scrutiny from clients when it comes to security and information management. Firms that can demonstrate their commitment to protecting their clients’ information inspire confidence and trust. The IG team at Akin Gump is taking a comprehensive and methodical approach that addresses the policy, process, technology and cultural aspects of successful information governance.
Christopher Egan, Assistant General Counsel for Information Governance at Akin Gump, adds:
In a digital environment, information is saved in so many different places, it is no longer practical or efficient to rely on individuals to manually track document classification, retention and disposition. FileTrail is a core part of our vision to automate controls on records retention and monitor compliance with firm policies and client requirements on an ongoing basis. We value the FileTrail approach in providing visibility across multiple systems, as well as the responsiveness and support of its development team.
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