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Information Governance Specialist — Atlanta

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is currently seeking an Information Governance (“IG”) Specialist to join our Knowledge Management Department in our Atlanta office.  The IG Specialist will implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow the firm to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy business information in electronic and physical format. This position will participate and contribute to the development, operations and maintenance of a comprehensive Information Governance Program, including compliance with all legal, regulatory, corporate, financial requirements.  While ensuring appropriate procedures for the creation, maintenance, archiving and destruction of all company information, the IG Specialist will administer and execute the firm’s retention and destruction policies.  Reporting to the Director of Knowledge Management, this position also coordinates with appropriate business areas impacted by legal proceedings and audits.  


  • Sets, implements, follows, and promotes understanding of organizational policies and best practices in Information Governance
  • Understands the basic principles, theories and concepts related to the profession and learns how to apply them within the firm
  • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
  • Identifies vital records and establishes guidelines to maintain business continuity after a disruption or disaster
  • Executes onboarding and off boarding of new hires or departures to ensure all electronic records are transferred in or out, including, but not limited to iManage, Network Shares, Outlook and online data resources
  • Identifies who is responsible and accountable for managing content within the organization
  • Maintains and updates an appropriate retention and destruction schedule compliant with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Coordinates with the IT Department regarding the management of electronic content and maintenance of Information Governance software
  • Coordinates with IT Security regarding classification, security, protection and destruction of Records including off-site storage and retrieval
  • Follows best practice procedure, guidelines and standards for recordkeeping and classification of physical and electronic content
  • Informs end users from each department on procedures and guidelines related to Information Governance
  • Routinely communicates with all departments regarding Information Governance initiatives, issues, and changes
  • Manages, monitors, and tracks official business information of any media throughout their life cycle
  • Remains current with archival content management technology, legislation and policies
  • Carries out procedures for and enforcement of any holds or preservation orders on the destruction of information because of tax, legal, or operational reasons
  • Supports and instructs firm departments and their personnel regarding management of all content that is not deemed essential business information


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Business or related field, Master’s Degree preferred, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in Information Governance, or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Advanced certifications (CRM, IGP, CIP, CRA) or a desire to obtain them
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365, specifically the administration and management of SharePoint Online, MS Teams, Active Directory, Windows File Shares, Litera Import/Export, Dropbox, Citrix ShareFile and OneDrive is preferred
  • Experience with Varonis Systems DatAdvantage and FileTrail is desirable
  • Experience with relational databases and structured data systems and applying retention and Information Governance principles to them is desirable
  • Awareness and understanding of the Lifecycle of Information and applying Archival principles to content with long-term and enduring value is desirable
  • Ability to implement firm-wide change with a client service approach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines

The Firm offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including medical, dental, 401(k), and PTO.  A background check will be completed on final applicants to whom an offer is made.

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