Elise Dieterich Profiled in Association of Corporate Counsel’s ACC DocketNews | February 21, 2023
Elise Dieterich, Kutak Rock’s Information Security & Privacy Counsel, was recently profiled in the Association of Corporate Counsel’s ACC Docket. In the article, Elise explains Kutak Rock’s involvement with the ACC Data Steward Program (DSP), a standardized framework for assessing law firms’ data security protocols and scoring their ability to protect sensitive client information. She offers key takeaways about the DSP for other law firms and in-house counsel, discussing how the DSP addresses critical information security needs.
Elise also discusses the changes she’s seen in how clients are evaluating their law firms’ privacy and security practices; in-house challenges the DSP resolves for Kutak Rock and the benefits it brings to firm clients; the experience and ease of completing the DSP assessment questionnaire and external audit to attain ACC accreditation; and how the DSP aligns with Kutak Rock’s security strategy and firm clients’ stringent requirements for keeping their data safe.
Elise Dieterich has spent more than 25 years advising clients on a wide range of matters affected by government regulation, with a concentration on privacy and data security during the past 15 years. Elise has been instrumental in the development of and continued improvements to Kutak Rock’s information security system and capabilities as evidenced by the firm’s ISO 27001 certification and the accreditation earned through the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Data Steward Program. Elise is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) credentialed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.