eDiscovery Project Manager

Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Chesterbrook, PA; Chicago, IL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Harrisburg, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Orange County, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC, West Palm Beach, FL; or Wilmington, DE

Summary

Our client seeks a candidate for the position of Project Manager in the Litigation Support Services (“LSS”) department. The candidate must possess experience working with litigation attorneys, paralegals, and business partners/vendors on matters involving eDiscovery, information governance, virtual data rooms, and trial support. Allocation of time is 80% or more billable work for Firm clients and 20% or less non-billable work for operations and internal projects.

Responsibilities

Project Management 50%; Consultancy 50%

  • Manage and participate in all aspects of litigation support along the electronic discovery reference model (“EDRM”) for matters in all offices
  • Provide case teams and clients with consultancy, oversight, and project management support during the eDiscovery lifecycle from data identification through case closure.
  • Preserve, collect, and process electronically stored information (“ESI”) and paper using industry technologies and business partners/vendors, and track physical and digital evidence.
  • Provide early case assessment (“ECA”) strategy, manage ECA searching and culling, orchestrate processing specifications, and consult on ECA and processing reports.
  • Build and manage structured and conceptual analytics, and machine learning tools.
  • Coordinate, manage, and assist with document reviews including strategy, workflow, searching, tagging, and reporting utilizing linear review, advanced analytics, or machine learning.
  • Manage ESI document productions including drafting specifications, running searches, and quality checking (“QC”) production deliverables, and consulting attorneys and paralegals on production strategy and QC.
  • Provide case teams and clients with consultancy, oversight, and support in all aspects of deposition and trial support for varied proceedings, and manage trial support functions including equipment maintenance, instruction and training, and setup at all venues.
  • Manage case closure at the end of a matter and consult on information governance across EDRM for Firm attorneys and clients.
  • Administrate collaborative workspaces, virtual data rooms, and FTP sites.
  • Engage and manage business partners/vendors in all phases of the EDRM across multiple matters.
  • Document case and project information throughout the lifecycle of the EDRM, manage project tasks among internal and external support teams.
  • Assist case teams with eDiscovery budgeting and manage business partner/vendor billing across multiple matters including QC, logging, and submitting transactional invoices.
  • Maintain communication with attorneys and case team regarding timelines, status, and budget, and advocate for best practices across EDRM.
  • Identify and escalate issues and risks as appropriate to department and Firm leadership.
  • Ensure delivery of work product within set timeframes and QC standards.
  • Assist developing and implementing solutions, workflows, and procedures at a department level, including management of non-billable projects and assisting with documentation.
  • Build and foster strong relationships with attorneys, staff, and clients, and represent LSS department on cases and at Firm events.
  • Enter time for billable and non-billable tasks on a daily basis.

Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in Relativity or RelOne and Microsoft Office
  • Experience in CaseMap or equivalent case management software; TextMap or equivalent deposition management software ; and Nuix, LAW, or equivalent processing software
  • Extensive experience collecting ESI and paper and with advanced analytics, TAR, and machine learning
  • Knowledge of forensic collection and processing tools and standards
  • Knowledge of privacy, security, and information governance needs across EDRM
  • Empathy for others; good worth ethic; team-oriented approach; and strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple matters with shifting deadlines and moving targets in a fast paced environment while communicating with case teams
  • Ability to manage others, allocate resources, and delegate responsibilities
  • Willingness to learn, adopt, and implement processes and procedures
  • Positive attitude
  • Desire to challenge the status quo in the spirit of growth and professional development
  • Minimum of 5 years of combined experience in litigation support, eDiscovery, and project management
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience using Relativity 1 software
  • Ability to work flexible hours and remotely as needed
  • Ability to travel to all offices and trial locations multiple times per year
  • Experience with TrialDirector or Sanction preferred
  • Participation in industry and volunteer organizations (e.g., ILTA, ACEDS, etc.) preferred
  • Industry- and job-related certifications including CEDS, RCA, PMP, or CIPP a plus

Physical Demands of Position

Work is performed in a professional office environment and requires the following during the work day:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time (working at a computer)
  • Repetitive movement (i.e. heavy computer/keyboard use).
  • Individual will interact regularly with others verbally, in-person, and via written communication.
  • May require occasional light lifting (files, copy paper, equipment, etc.).

In addition to the essential functions outlined above:

  • Individual in this position will provide additional assistance and support as directed by their supervisor.
  • This job description is subject to change at any time.

Compensation

The salary range for this role is $115,000 – $135,000, exempt. The pay for this position will be determined based on relevant skills, experience, education, external market data, internal equity, and other job-related factors.

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Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Salary: $115,000 - $135,000

Date Active: 2.18.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

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