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Litigation & Practice Technology Project Manager (LAW FIRM)

San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire

Our client, a top Am Law firm, is seeking an experienced Litigation & Practice Technology Project Manager to join its busy, growing Los Angeles e-discovery team. This high visibility role will be crucial to the growth of the e-discovery team’s presence within the office and the firm as a whole. In a strategic and tactical role, the Technology Project Manager function is twofold, serving as both a consultative subject matter expert and hands-on technical expert to support the needs of the firm’s growing e-discovery team. As a consultant, candidates should understand law firm dynamics and possess the ability to build credible relationships quickly, becoming a resource that stakeholders within the firm rely on at the outset of litigation needs. Being an influencer and evangelizing the e-discovery team’s abilities and value proposition to create buy-in is absolutely essential, serving as the primary point of contact for the Los Angeles office e-discovery team. Understanding the needs of a case team at any phase of litigation, translating that into the technical requirements, and executing on those requirements is paramount to success. Additionally, superior expertise in Relativity (RCA preferred), Brainspace, and other TAR analytics tools, coupled with the ability to determine the most appropriate tools and workflows for a given project to efficiently and precisely execute on case team strategy is imperative. Hands-on expertise, such as setting up and managing workflows, running iterations, and managing vendors, is required. This role will deal with the end-to-end technical execution from collection through trial. Send resumes to [email protected]

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands-on support in Relativity, Brainspace and other litigation technology toolsets for a variety of requests, including: case creation; field and coding layout creation; strategic application of TAR and other analytics; advanced search design, implementation and validation; creation and support of document review and production workflows; privilege log design and management; complaint data and exhibit management
  • Advise on and coordinate development of key specifications (e.g., data processing and exception handling) with case teams and internal LPT Operations team
  • Assess and address any issues found in reporting related to data processing, exception handling or completeness of data collection
  • Coordinate (or perform if necessary) in-house data management activities such as data processing, loading into database applications, imaging and building production subsets
  • Perform final quality control and assurance on deliverables to case teams, clients and third parties
  • Consult with case team members on the use of customized litigation support apps and tools
  • Assist with analyzing and testing new versions of software
  • Trouble shoot escalated issues
  • Support the execution of special projects
  • Apply firm standards in both technology and practices as identified by Firm leadership and guided by a Associate Director

Project Management & Consulting Responsibilities:

  • Support assessment and selection of e-discovery and managed review providers
  • Assist with the management of external service providers and any required problem-solving or troubleshooting. Help identify opportunities for improved use of technology or process to gain efficiencies and meet best practices
  • Coordinate communications and document decisions related to technical work-streams including running project meetings, determining requirements, schedules, deliverables and quality standards
  • Coordinate and QC completion of work requests between case teams and Operations teams
  • Identify and implement process, reporting and documentation enhancements to improve service quality
  • Enhancements made could include tracking systems, reporting templates, review workflows and development of use cases for the utilization of advanced analytics and AI
  • Consult on and document data identification, preservation and collection procedures
  • Consult on and implement the use of TAR, advance analytics and review/quality control workflow design
  • Assists case teams in the analysis and presentation of data trends and patterns using TAR and other advanced analytics
  • Contribute to departmental publications, presentations and documentation creation
  • Deliver training to case teams and department as required
  • Provide briefings to the Associate Director and Director of Litigation & Practice Technology as requested

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Required Skills
  • Several years of hands on experience with leading e-discovery review platforms (Relativity, DISCO, Recommind) with an emphasis on database setup, complex search construction and results validation, design of optimized review workflows including document batching
  • Some hands-on experience with the use of TAR and other analytics (BrainSpace, NexLP) with an emphasis on the use of CAL/CMML and other techniques for deduplication, email threading, review prioritization, sampling, production quality control, privilege identification and other predictive models
  • Experience supporting early case assessment steps to defensibly cull document volumes and identify potential gaps in data collections or incoming productions
  • General knowledge of industry standard data processing specifications, exception handling and other data assessment techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and other data management tools
  • Thorough knowledge of the litigation lifecycle and e-discovery processes
  • Experience managing multiple projects and priorities in a timely fashion, simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy, professionalism and client-service orientation

Preferred Skills:

  • Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA); BrainSpace Analyst Certification
  • Thorough understanding of the metrics and terminology used to support and explain TAR; basic knowledge of analytics related statistics measures
  • Experience assessing and summarizing service providers RFP responses, including pricing models
  • Experience consulting case teams and clients on best practices related to data identification, preservation and collection
  • Experience training case teams on analytics use and best practices
  • PMP Certification
  • Ability to express thoughts, ideas and information in a clear and compelling manner by highlighting critical points, adjusting messaging to suit the audience, addressing questions and points from others with appropriate responses
  • Ability to identify problems by detecting patterns or connections, researching and analyze problems, determining alternative solutions and creating action steps to solve the problem
  • Ability to think and act quickly, effectively, and appropriately in a variety of situations, solving problems while balancing time, quality, cost and risk
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-office team, building relationships, delegating working and escalating risk appropriately
  • Can Do’ attitude. Ability to proactively manage case team expectations, recognize needs and adapt plans accordingly
  • Willingness and ability to identify gaps, propose solutions and take ownership of projects
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, though a combination of associate’s degree and commensurate experience will be considered
     

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