General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer - Empire Technologies Risk Management Group
Kenya Parrish-Dixon is an expert in information governance, cybersecurity and eDiscovery. She currently is the General Counsel and the Chief Operating Officer for Empire Technologies Risk Management Group, a Cybersecurity, Information Governance, and eDiscovery corporate holding company. Kenya was instrumental in the development of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Data Steward Program, which was developed to improve the information security posture within law firms on behalf of America’s corporations.
Before joining ETRM Group, she was the Director of White House Information Governance for the Executive Office of the President. She oversaw the eDiscovery and FOIA Unit, Digital Forensics Unit, Digital Forensics Lab, Records Management Unit and Information Assurance. Kenya rebuilt the digital forensics lab and modernized its capabilities.
Until 2018, Kenya was a supervisory attorney and the Assistant Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Department of Litigation Technology & Analysis at the Federal Trade Commission. While at the FTC, she led the team that overhauled the FTC’s Litigation Support department and migrated all litigation data into a FedRamp approved cloud environment. She worked with third party auditors and the vendor to help them obtain FedRamp Cloud authorization in seven months. Kenya entered government work at the FDIC where she helped to implement the first end-to-end Information Governance program in the federal government.
Prior to entering the eDiscovery and cybersecurity fields, Kenya practiced law as a litigator for nearly a decade at Epstein Becker & Green and McDermott Will & Emery. After leaving firm practice, Kenya worked at Lockheed Martin, supporting the Department of Justice.
Kenya is barred in the District of Columbia, holds the NARA Certificate of Federal Records Management, and became CEDS certified in 2012. Kenya frequently writes and speaks on the topics of information governance, cybersecurity and eDiscovery. Kenya serves on the boards of directors of ACEDS, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, ACC’s Data Steward Program Working Group, and Women, Influence & Power in Law.
Kenya received her law degree from The College of William & Mary, in