Leigh Isaacs, IGP, CIP

Director – Records and Information Governance

Leigh Isaacs, CIP, is Director - Records and Information Governance (non-legal) in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office. Though not a lawyer, she has more than 10 years of information governance experience and more than 25 years of experience in the legal field. Ms. Isaacs assists with records management engagements, and her experience includes deployment of enterprise programs, development of information management and related policies and procedures, creation of retention schedules, on- and off-site storage considerations including outsourcing, process improvements, evaluation and implementation of technology solutions, and the disposition of information for dissolved entities.

Ms. Isaacs is a certified Information Governance Professional and Certified Information Professional. An active member of ARMA since 2004, she is the past-president of the Greater Washington, D.C., chapter. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for the ARMA International Education Foundation, is on the Advisory Board for the Organization of Legal Professionals, and serves as a Steering Committee Member for the Law Firm Information Governance Symposium. Ms. Isaacs is a published author and speaker on issues relating to information governance.

  • Law Firm Information Governance Symposium - IG Panel Roadshows (Cleveland, New York and San Francisco), Fall 2013
  • "A Proactive Approach to Information Governance," TechTarget Video Interview, October 2013
  • "Using In-House Tools for Information Management Purposes," ARMA 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, October 2013
  • "IG and Predictive Analytics Technologies," ARMA 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, October 2013
  • "The Cure for IG Analysis Paralysis," ARMA 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, October 2013
  • "Getting a Handle on Data Storage Growth and Management," ILTA 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, August 2013
  • "What Is All the Hype About Information Governance?" Law Firm Chief Information and Technology Officers Forum, January 2013
  • "Information Governance Framework: Make Your Law Firm More Innovative," Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL) Webinar, December 2012
  • "Law Firm Information Governance Roundtable Event," Los Angeles, November 2012
  • "Examining Your Records Program - Deposition Style," ALA Capital Chapter Fall Forum, October 2012
  • "Using Organizational Collaboration to Achieve Program Objectives," "Corporate Reorganization, Putting the Corporate Pieces Together" and "Predictive Coding, Analytics and Email Management, Leveraging Technology for Risk Mitigation and Efficiency" ARMA 2012 Conference, September 2012
  • "Law Firm Information Governance - Why Balance Matters" and "Privacy Laws - How Encrypted Does Your Data Really Have To Be" ILTA 2012 Conference, August 2012
  • Albums to iTunes on the Witness Stand," Greater Washington D.C. ARMA Chapter, June 2012
  • Nuix/Cowen Group IG Leadership Forum, June 2012
  • Steering Committee Member, Law Firm Information Governance Symposium, May 2012
  • "Challenging Sources of eDiscovery, the Next Data Frontier," panelist with Larry Briggi from FTI, Barry Murphy from eDiscovery Journal, and Jim Zucker, Esq. from Hogan Lovells, ARMA International Conference 2011, Washington, DC
  • "Albums to iTunes – The Evolution From Records to Information Management," ARMA International Conference 2011, Washington, DC
  • "The ROI of Records Management For Legal Discovery," webinar sponsored by Archive Systems (co-presented with Andy Koval of Archive Systems), September 2011
  • "SharePoint as an eDiscovery Tool," Virtual LegalTech, June 2011
  • "Data Mapping & ESI Collection," webinar sponsored by Fios, September 2011
  • "Legal Discovery & Records Management: Simplify and Solidify this Intricate Relationship," Archive Systems 1st Annual User Conference, April 2011
  • "Records 202," Women in eDiscovery Northern Virginia Chapter Meeting, April 2011
  • "The Evolution of Electronic Document Management Systems in the Legal Environment," Association of Professional Law Firm Managers, March 2011
  • "Creating a Unified Process for Managing File Transfers," Recall 'Think Outside the Carton' User Conference, Atlanta, March 2011
  • "Cloud, SharePoint and Social Media: Discovery on the Next Data Frontier," LegalTech New York, February 2011
  • "Managing the Risks with Departing Attorneys," ILTA Conference, August 2010
  • "Discovery of Challenging Sources: SharePoint, Unstructured Data, the Cloud and Beyond," ILTA Conference, August 2010
  • Women in eDiscovery, Baltimore Chapter – June 2010
  • Women in eDiscovery, Washington, D.C. Chapter – May 2010
  • "Balancing Legal Concerns with Information Technology Needs," Panelist, Kroll Ontrack/ARMA Seminar, LegalTech, February 2010
  • "Leveraging Imaging Technology to Improve Efficiency," Omtool, January 2009
  • "Records Management, Achieving a Seat at the Table," OpenText/LegalKey Convergence, May 2007
  • "Centralized Filing Systems," Washington Mutual Legal Department, 2007
  • "Bridging the Gap Between Records Management and Case Management," LegalKey Convergence, May 2006
Select Publications
  • Steering Committee Member and Author of the 2012 Proposed Information Governance Framework and 2013 Law Firm Information Governance Reports
  • "Rolling the Dice with Predictive Coding, Leveraging Analytics for Information Governance," Information Management Magazine, 2013
  • "Diving Into the Drives - Our File Sharing Fix," ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine, February 2013
  • "Information Governance: Not Just Hype," Law.com, January 2013
  • Co-Chair of the ARMA International Glossary Revision project, 2012
  • Standards Development Team, "Procedures and Issues for Managing Electronic Messages as Records," ARMA, 2012
  • Standards Development Team, "Technical Report for Managing Electronic Messages as Records," ARMA, 2012
  • "Information Security and Information Management, a Mutually Beneficial Relationship" ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine, September 2012
  • Steering Committee, "Symposium Report: A Proposed Law Firm Information Governance Framework," August 2012
  • "The Story Behind the 'Zubulake v. Warburg' Case," Law.com, August 2012
  • "Special Report: ROI of Records Management for Legal Discovery" Archive Systems, June 2011
  • Contributor, ARMA International Standard – Requirements for Managing Electronic Documents as Records, June 2011
  • "Recognizing and Reducing Information Overload," ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine, August 2010
  • "Information Overload," ILTA News Brief, August 2010
  • "Records Management & Cost Recovery," Capital Connections, ALA Capital Chapter, July 2010
  • "Luck by Design," Book Review, Information Management Magazine, July 2010
  • Records & eDiscovery: Partners in Information Management, MyLegal.com, June 2010
  • "Moving Records Out of the Back Room," Records Management – Beyond the File Room, ILTA publication, March 2007
  • "Building a Docketing Department," ALA Capital Connection (2004)
  • "Defining the Library of the Future," ALA Capital Connection (2003)
  • "Building a Docketing Department," ALA Capital Connection (2004)
  • ARMA International’s RIM for IT Standards and Guidelines

  • ​ARMA International
  • Association for Information and Image Management
  • Organization of Legal Professionals

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