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Brian Donato Brian Donato
Brian Donato has worked in the field of Information Technology for nearly 30 years. With experience ranging from software developer to process engineer to IT Director, Mr. Donato brings a broad technology and business background to his current position of Chief Information Officer at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, where he has worked for the last 17 years. Prior to that, Mr. Donato spent nine years at State Savings Bank.

To help practice what he preaches, Mr. Donato currently serves as technical advisor for the Firm’s Privacy and Health Care practice groups, and has assisted on a number of representations involving forensic investigations. He is the firm’s Security Officer, and is responsible for authoring and implementing the Firm’s information security policy. He also led the effort to roll out the firm’s security awareness program.

Mr. Donato currently serves on the Information Governance steering committee for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), is part of the ILTA LegalSEC steering committee, and is a Task Force leader for the Law Firm Information Governance Symposium work group.
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Document Repositories: Balancing Security & Convenience

Law firm CIO Brian Donato discusses document repositories: How can firms balance the need for easy access with client requests for tighter security measures?


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It’s 10:00 at night.  Tomorrow you have to return or destroy all copies of client-provided data for a big client.  Do you know where your client-provided data is?  Chances are if you are like most firms, you may not, especially when it comes to client-provided electronically stored information, or ESI.  […]


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