ACC backs records retention for corporate counsel

By Melissa Lesh

06 May 2014 at 07:23 BST

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is backing a company which offers industry-specific standards to deal with record retention.

The ACC is backing a company offering industry-specific standards to deal with record retention. luchunyu

ACC Alliance partner Jordan Lawrence’s Safe Standards for retention helps corporate counsel establish document retention rules. Jordan Lawrence Executive Vice President Marty Provin said: “Setting policy for records retention is the first step in addressing eDiscovery costs and a host of information governance challenges.”  James Merklinger, Vice President and General Counsel for the ACC said that record retention can be especially difficult for in-house counsel. “Government inquiries, eDiscovery and compliance obligations – the top issues that keep general counsel up at night – begin and end with records, yet establishing sound rules for record retention is frequently a struggle for in-house counsel."  


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