Iron Mountain Hosts Second Annual Symposium for Law Firms Examining Information Governance

  Iron Mountain Hosts Second Annual Symposium for Law Firms Examining
  Information Governance

 Law firm information management leaders to expand on information governance
  framework and deliver practical industry guidelines for building programs

Business Wire

BOSTON -- March 13, 2013

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management
services company, is hosting its second annual Law Firm Information Governance
Symposium from March 13-15 in Chicago, once again bringing together some of
the leading information management thought leaders in the legal industry.

Over the three-day symposium, information management professionals will lead a
series of workgroups examining best practices for tackling information
governance in law firms. These professionals include the event’s steering
committee members: Brianne Aul from Reed Smith LLP; Bryn Bowen from Greenheart
Consulting Partners LLC; Leigh Isaacs from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP;
Rudy Moliere from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP; and Charlene Wacenske from
Morrison & Foerster LLP. Then later this spring, Iron Mountain will publish
their recommendations and invite reaction from the larger legal community. The
2013 report will build on “A Proposed Law Firm Information Governance
Framework,” authored by last year’s symposium participants.

“In the year since the last symposium, we’ve seen an increase in the number of
firms looking for guidance putting governance to work, as their clients want
to know their outside counsel has protocols and processes in place to
safeguard and manage access to their information,” said Carolyn Casey, Esq.,
senior manager, legal vertical for Iron Mountain. “The symposium participants
have done amazing work to lead their industry and help establish common
principles and best practices for information governance. Still, there’s a
collective sentiment among this group that their work is far from finished,
and an eagerness to build upon the platform established by last year’s
symposium and report.”

The stakes for information governance remain high, as law firms evolve to
address increasing security challenges, greater mobility of lawyers and
clients, and growing pressure to make firms more cost efficient and
competitive. In response to this, the symposium workgroups will focus on the
“how to’s” of information governance while incorporating emerging trends
facing information managers at law firms:

  *Information Governance “Start-up” – Building an information governance
    advisory board comprised of leaders representing multiple functions across
    the firm;
  *Designing Key Processes – How to apply information governance to key law
    firm processes, including information retention/disposition, matter
    lifecycle management, and information technology systems administration;
  *Securing Information – Guidelines and templates for assessing and managing
    information security risks;
  *Emerging Trends in Information Governance – Discussion and guidance on
    managing “Big Data” and massive volumes of information, new predictive
    coding applications for classifying information, and how firms are
    responding to the 24/7 information demands of mobile attorneys and

For more information on Iron Mountain’s services for law firms, visit

About Iron Mountain Incorporated

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and
information management services. The company’s real estate network of 64
million square feet across nearly 1,000 facilities in 32 countries allows it
to serve customers around the world with speed and accuracy. And its solutions
for records management, data backup and recovery, document management, and
secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with
regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information for
business advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects
billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes,
electronic files and medical data. Visit for more


Media Contact:
Iron Mountain
Christian T. Potts, 617-535-8721
Weber Shandwick
Katie Traut, 617-520-7135
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