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JOB DESCRIPTION

Seeking an eDiscovery Project Manager in Washington, DC, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA or Houston, TX

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direct supervision of the Director of eDiscovery Technology Services, the eDiscovery Project Manager plans, executes, and finalizes all technology and electronically stored information (ESI) related activities associated with a client and matter specific projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

In this capacity, the eDiscovery Project Manager will:

  • Manage document review or eDiscovery projects delivering project plans, workflows, assignments, schedules, budgets, and process improvement; Acquire resources and delegate tasks;
  • Perform work in an efficient and cost-effective manner so as to permit the Company to reasonably collect fees for such work; Meet expectations of billable hours;
  • Consult with clients or legal teams in the application of processes, technologies and the use of ESI to successful outcomes;
  • Proactively promote management and client initiatives (such as Compliance’s eDiscovery Managed Services offering);
  • Define and meet all client requirements to identify, preserve, collect, process, host review and produce electronically stored information;
  • Ensure quality control measures and standard procedures are consistently applied to projects; Oversee status reports and lead improvements;
  • Provide advanced technical support and training in collaboration with legal teams, client support groups, IT staff and third party vendors; Create training programs and materials;
  • Work beyond scheduled hours as required;
  • Provide on-going technical support and facilitate user training programs and create necessary materials;
  • Preferred proficiency in electronic discovery and imaging applications, such as Lexis LAW PreDiscovery, Nuix Workstation and Relativity Processing (Invariant), etc.;
  • Collaborate with outside contractors and third party vendors (such as forensic examiners);
  • Maintain strong working relationships by supporting management with all  (managed services, etc.) technology initiatives and objectives;
  • Participate in the assessment of products or program alternatives to make recommendations to management; and
  • Handle additional special projects as assigned.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In addition, the eDiscovery Project Manager will be expected to have:

  • Expert-level proficiency in application service providers (ASPs), such as Relativity;
  • Expert knowledge of the life cycle of litigation matters;
  • Advanced knowledge of Electronic Discovery and e-Discovery principles.
  • Advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles, management and processing of electronically stored information (ESI) as they relate to legal matters, including the use of various ESI collection, management, review and processing tools and applications;
  • Expert knowledge of the life cycle of litigation matters;
  • Advanced to Expert knowledge of forensic collection;
  • Advanced to Expert knowledge of early case analysis and data assessment;
  • Advanced to Expert knowledge of filtering concepts such as pivots and data clustering;
  • Advanced knowledge of electronic discovery principles and best practices;
  • Advanced knowledge government agency electronic discovery requirements and protocols;
  • Advanced knowledge of electronic discovery developments such as Sedona Conference Principles;
  • Advanced knowledge of project management best practices;
  • Expert-level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project;

Advanced proficiency in of Windows Operating Systems (desktop and network); network storage and archival technologies;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in computer science, electrical engineering or related field (required); Advanced degree (preferred);
  • Juris Doctor (preferred);
  • Certification in electronic discovery or forensic software and processes (i.e., Relativity Certified Administrator, Relativity Review Specialist, Relativity Processing Specialist, Relativity Analytics Specialist;
  • Project management professional certification (PMP) (preferred);
  • At least 7 years of litigation support experience;
  • At least 7 years of electronic discovery experience;
  • At least 7 years of project management experience;
  • At least 7 years of professional services or law firm experience (preferred);

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Personal Effectiveness:  Takes responsibility for personal and team results; demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior; demonstrates sensitivity, support and respect for all – manages all team members fairly; creates a positive work environment;
  • Management Excellence:  Demonstrates management skills by establishing and communicating objectives and action plans; ability to mobilize and motivate team members; manages competing priorities and work assignments; ensures performance feedback; effectively handles conflict; communicates effectively to motivate and guide team and colleagues;
  • Knowledge and Skills:  Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in functional area; understands business process and applies best practices to achieve best results; demonstrates knowledge of the Company’s clients and organizational structure; demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the Company’s internal support groups; ability to communicate plans to gain support for positions and ideas;
  • Professional Excellence:  Maintains contact with senior management to ensure a clear understanding of priorities; supports and implements change initiatives; demonstrates commitment to acquiring knowledge and skills; champions and manages initiatives that support the Company’s goals; collaborates with others to ensure the success of all teams; and
  • Results Focus:  Sets and meets annual performance goals; organizes and delegates work to ensure projects and initiatives are completed with maximum efficiency; ability to properly set expectations for performing and delivering work; ensures personal and team compliance with Firm policies and procedures; differentiates between the urgent, important and normal issues in developing work priorities.

Our Client Service Excellence Principles:

COLLABORATE, COMMUNICATE, EMBRACE DIVERSITY, PRACTICE EXCELLENCE, INNOVATE, ACT WITH INTEGRITY, VALUE KNOWLEDGE, CHALLENGE NORMS, RESPOND WITH IMMEDIACY, DELIVER RESULTS



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