Kenya Parrish-Dixon is formerly the Director of White House Information Governance for the Executive Office of the President. She oversaw the e-Discovery 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. Currently, she is the General Counsel and the Chief Operations Officer for Empire Technologies Risk Management Group, a Cybersecurity, Information Governance, eDiscovery and Managed Review corporate holding company.
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.
Prior to entering the e-Discovery & technology fields, Kenya practiced law as a litigator for Epstein Becker & Green and McDermott Will & Emery. After leaving firm practice, Kenya worked at Lockheed Martin, supporting the Department of Justice. She later joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to participate in rolling out the first end-to-end Information Governance program in the Federal government.
Kenya is barred in the District of Columbia, holds the NARA Certificate of Federal Records Management, and became CEDS certified in 2012.
Kenya received her law degree from The College of William & Mary, in Williamsburg, VA.