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Dawn Garcia Ward, Senior Counsel, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP to Speak at KCís Event

New York, NY, March 04, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dawn Garcia Ward, Senior Counsel, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Regulatory Compliance of Information Management for Law Firms LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET).

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About Dawn Garcia Ward
Dawn Garcia Ward, a graduate of Notre Dame and co­-chair of the Warner Norcross & Judd Data Solutions Practice Group, is a pioneer in the field of data record information management (RIM) and information governance. The former litigator has spent more than a decade advising Fortune 500 corporations and other business how to properly manage data – a practice that saves money and helps reduce legal risk. She creates legally defensible document management programs that stand up in court and reduce the bottom line. Dawn has developed and implemented Records Information Management programs for clients from Fortune 500 companies to smaller organizations, helping them all save significant amounts of money. An expert in the area of RIM, Dawn has spoken on RIM to the West Michigan ARMA Chapter, the Michigan Association of Legal Administrators and the Gulfstream Operators and Suppliers Conference, among others. A New Mexico native, Dawn spends her free time dreaming of the mountains and hanging out with her husband and their 10 year old daughter.

About Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Founded in 1931, Warner Norcross & Judd is one of the largest and most respected corporate law firms in Michigan. The firm provides client-focused, proactive legal counsel to companies of all sizes — from startups to Fortune 500 companies — and represents leading automotive suppliers, health care providers, energy companies, financial services corporations, closely held businesses and high net-worth individuals. With 235 attorneys working in 12 industries and 19 specialized practice areas, Warner Norcross is a full-service firm that meets the legal needs of clients operating in North America and around the world.

Event Synopsis:
The primary asset of every law firm and legal organization, apart from skilled employees, is information. Lawyers deal with voluminous amounts of information daily. Ensuring that this data is identified, organized, accessible, and secure is part of records management. Often overlooked is the requirement to ensure that the data complies with legislative, regulatory, and to a lesser extent, internal policies.

Ever increasingly complex and onerous legislation regarding reporting requirements, from data breaches and OSHA and SOX to HIPAA, is driving development of robust standards for data management and breach mitigation. Law firms are no exception.

In this webinar, the panel of information management compliance practitioners and lawyers will discuss changes in code and case law that create policies affecting your firm’s practice and the businesses of your clients.
Subjects to be discussed include:

· Managing Electronic Data in a Law Firm
· Document Retention and Destruction Policies
· Changes in Laws and Regulations: Stricter Enforcement
· Legal Risk and Pitfalls
· Information Security
· Compliance and Costs
· Strategies for Data Life Cycle Management

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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