Elizabeth Adkins

Director, Information Governance,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Director, Information Governance,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


Highly respected thought leader and experienced subject matter expert in information governance, including records management, data privacy, e-discovery, and information security. Proven track record of leadership and success in a variety of industries. Named Information Governance Leader of the Year by the Information Governance Initiative in 2019.

Skilled in establishing policies, processes, and tools that leverage and control information assets, to enable workplace efficiency and the quality of business decisions while meeting legal and regulatory obligations. An experienced manager of personnel with outstanding collaboration, team-building and communication skills, and a track record of responsible fiscal management and metrics-driven decision making.

Key competencies: Information governance, records management, information management, enterprise content management, privacy and data protection, information security, data classification, compliance.

Honors and Awards

Award for Building an Inclusive and Respectful Environment
Ford Motor Company

Chapter Leader of the Year
Northern Virginia Chapter of ARMA International (ARMA NOVA)
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020

Distinguished Service Award
Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA)

Information Governance Leader of the Year
Information Governance Initiative

Society of American Archivists Fellow
Society of American Archivists (SAA)