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Senior e-Discovery Project Manager (FIRM)

New York, United States
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire

One of the largest firms and departments in New York is seeking a Senior e-Discovery Project Manager to manage multiple projects through the electronic discovery life-cycles. The Senior e-Discovery PM will work with case teams on all aspects of the e-discovery process including identification, preservation, processing, analysis, review and more. This person should have several years of experience with managing e-discovery projects and extensive experience with software and hardware used in e-discovery. Relativity experience is a plus. Bachelor’s degree is required. Send resumes to [email protected].

Responsibilities:

  • Working alongside case teams to manage and plan e-discovery projects, including identification, preservation, collection, processing, analysis, review, and production of ESI and paper documents. Specific duties include:
    • Preparing recommendations, budgets, and project plans
    • Communicating with case teams and management on project status, including ESI management issues. budget status, and production planning
    • Coordinating production of ESI to outside parties
    • Tracking ESI that is received, loaded, and produced
    • Ensuring quality of imported and exported ESI
    • Maintaining and supporting use of e-discovery and case management systems
  • Consulting with case teams regarding best practices for electronic discovery, and implementing those best practices, including:
    • Employing standard workflows for all aspects of the e-discovery process and customizing those workflows as necessary given the unique requirements of each case
    • Advising on current practices in light of case law and rulemaking and how to apply those practices to each case
    • Assisting lawyers with Rule 26(f) conferences and other "meet and confers"
    • Working with lawyers and clients to identify potentially relevant data through client IT and custodian interviews
  • Coordinating work of outside e-discovery vendors, including:
    • Advising and recommending vendor selection and coordinating vendor contact and relations
    • Initiating, negotiating, overseeing, and coordinating vendor work
    • Maintaining detailed familiarity with vendor platforms and providing support to case teams utilizing those platforms
  • Working with department management to identify and implement process, reporting, and documentation enhancements to improve service quality and customer satisfaction
  • Provide guidance to junior team members as a senior member of the e-discovery PMO team
  • Documenting project details in the applicable tracking systems
  • Thorough knowledge of the e-discovery process, including evolving standards created through case law, rules, and industry trends, and of e-discovery/litigation support services and technologies
  • Able to handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism and client service orientation
  • Skilled at meeting strict deadlines under significant time constraints
  • Superior communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A commitment to deliver the highest quality service to internal and external customers

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Juris Doctor and litigation practice experience helpful
  • At least six years’ experience with managing e-discovery projects
  • Extensive experience with software and hardware used in e-discovery; specific experience with Relativity is helpful
  • On site during normal working hours and available off-hours when necessary; a flexible schedule is required
  • Ability to engage in off-site travel as required to meet job demands and firm needs
  • Required to monitor and respond to email and phone calls after hours and weekends
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