Press Releases Jan 28, 2021

ARC: Advanced Records Center’s Christine Wood Named a Top Minority Attorney by L.A. Business Journal

A Trusted Advisor in the Business of Public Service

Director of PRA Services and E-Discovery Counsel Christine Wood was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys list, published this week.

The editors selected 95 Los Angeles-based attorneys who are making an impact in the legal industry and serving as trusted advisors while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.

In a profile (found on page 117 of the L.A. Business Journal’s Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys special supplement), the publication discussed Christine’s founding and leadership of Best Best & Krieger LLP’s ARC: Advanced Records Center, which it described as “a unique client-service team focused on providing an alternative, cost-effective and efficient approach to records-related matters.”

Christine and the ARC team service public agencies throughout California as a “pivotal service for agencies struggling with increased California Public Records Act requests and ever-changing laws mandating how electronic records are collected, stored, maintained and shared,” the profile states.

The business-focused publication noted that public agencies run like businesses, except they are funded by taxpayer dollars. “As stewards of public money, public agencies must hold the purse strings responsibly, and Wood and her ARC team prioritize efficiency and affordability in acknowledgment of that duty,” it stated.

A Certified E-Discovery Specialist, Christine leverages her background in the newspaper industry and experience representing the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the nation, to bring an insightful perspective to public agencies facing mounting CPRA records requests. So far, ARC has served more than 100 public agencies with knowledgeable guidance and cutting-edge technology.

Christine is the chair of the California Lawyers Association’s Public Law Section Executive Committee and has chaired the Section’s annual Open Meeting and Open Records Conference for the past three years. Christine is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is also a charter member and the board secretary of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists. Additionally, Christine is also a member and a former board member of the Black Women’s Lawyers of Los Angeles.

BB&K is helping public agencies navigate Public Records Act compliance with our new Advanced Records Center. Combining legal know-how with cutting-edge technology, ARC provides comprehensive and cost-effective support for all records-related matters, including PRA requests. To learn more, visit the ARC page or email ARC@bbklaw.com

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