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Rachel R. Marmor

Rachel Marmor, CIPP/E, focuses her practice on the assessment of legal obligations and risks throughout the information lifecycle, including retention requirements, privacy, cybersecurity, defensible disposal, and use of electronic data in litigations and investigations. With a background as both an external advisor on privacy and security matters and corporate counsel for a global financial institution, Rachel is uniquely poised to counsel clients on range of legal issues related to data governance and emerging technologies.

As counsel at Barclays, Rachel served as the chief legal advisor to the company on data at all stages in the Electronic Data Reference Model (EDRM), from information governance and e-discovery readiness to preservation of data, collection, and review for legal matters. She was also responsible for the transformation of Barclays' operational model for utilization of electronic data in litigation matters and investigations by establishing an in-house e-discovery function that achieved significant reduction in cost and litigation risk.

Representative Experience

Advice on technology design*

Counseled corporate client on balancing risks and business drivers in the implementation of new technologies, including cloud storage and mobile devices.

Data security*

Represented high-profile clients, including credit card payment processor, international entertainment company, and national hotel chain, in defense of civil and regulatory legal challenges stemming from security breaches.

Discovery counsel*

Served as the lead e-discovery advisor on major litigations and investigations across globe, overseeing application of company’ protocols and industry best practices, and utilizing data analytics to optimize processes and reduce risk.

Litigation readiness and defensible disposal*

Led initiative at global bank to establish and embed cross-functional operational framework for the initiation and maintenance of legal holds for the purpose of enabling defensible disposal of data not subject to preservation. Drafted bank-wide policy and implemented software to facilitate process. Advised records management, compliance, technology, and other functions on strategic policy issues and data remediation strategies.
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Counsel, eDiscovery and Information Governance, Barclays, New York, N.Y., 2012-2018
  • Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, Mass., and New York, N.Y., 2007-2012

Professional & Community Activities

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, CIPP/E
  • Electronic Discovery Institute