Debra Villani is Director of Records and Information Governance. She is responsible for overseeing the management of physical and electronic records and information, including ensuring security of records. Debra works closely with the firm’s IT department, accounting, trust and tax departments, family office service, attorneys, and staff to efficiently maintain client records, mitigate risk and improve client service.
She previously served as Manager of Information Technology with responsibility for all firm computers, telephone systems, mobile devices, website operations, trust system operations, tax system operations, Philanthropic Advisory Services databases, and human resources databases.
Debra also oversees records and information governance at our affiliate, Hemenway Trust Company.
Debra won the Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly “Unsung Hero Award” for operations personnel in 2011.
Debra has been active with parent organizations and activities for the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School.
“Having worked at Hemenway & Barnes for nearly 40 years, I have in depth knowledge of the firm’s technology, processes, people and clients. I am constantly looking for new methods to improve our processes and enhance the services we provide our clients. My job is done well when information is readily available to our clients, easy to use, and secured by advanced technology.”