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e-Discovery Analytics Staff Attorney (LAW FIRM)

Washington, DC, United States
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire

Our client, a major international law firm, is seeking to add an e-Discovery Analytics Staff Attorney to its thriving Washington, D.C. team. The successful candidate will be an attorney licensed in Washington, D.C. with superior experience across the EDRM and a focus in e-discovery analytics. The Staff Attorney will perform end-to-end e-discovery project planning and execution for internal and external reviews; work closely with case teams in project and workflow planning, including designing and implementing first, second, and QC level reviews as well as priv logs and redaction workflows; and do hands-on work with analytics tools, conducting early case assessment to determine best analytics approaches with tools specific to the matter, including Brainspace, Relativity, NexLP and others. Must have extensive knowledge and experience in technology-assisted review (TAR) and continuous active learning (CAL). A litigation background as well as relevant certifications such as Relativity Certified Administrator and Relativity Analytics Specialist are strongly preferred. Send resumes to [email protected].

Specific Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Works with case teams and the e-discovery department to plan e-discovery projects, including identification, preservation, collection, processing, analysis, review, and production of electronically stored information (ESI)
  • Maintains deep and broad knowledge of emerging products and technological solutions for analyzing data sets, including technology-assisted review (TAR) and continuous active learning (CAL)
  • Assists case teams in performing TAR sample training in order to facilitate computer relevancy and/or privilege predictions
  • Monitors and coordinates vendor work, with a focus on the workflows involved in substantive document review and advanced analytics
  • Assists lawyers with Rule 26(f) and other “Meet and Confer” conferences Draft, provide advice on, and review ESI agreements and protective orders governing confidential documents in the discovery lifecycle 
  • Prepares recommendations, budgets, and project plans for discovery and document review
  • Advises on e-discovery vendor selection and coordinate vendor communications, including statements of work (SOWs), change orders, and invoice review and approval
  • Oversees internal and external document review projects to ensure quality and success through adherence to best practices and established processes
  • Manages on- and off-site reviews, participates in reviewer training, and facilitates the logging and elevation of reviewer questions
  • Designs and implements first-level, second-level and QC reviews, pre-production validation, privilege logging, and redaction review workflows
  • Drafts QC and second-level searches to ensure coding accuracy, and perform targeted QC
  • Monitors review team performance, analyzes pace and accuracy, facilitates reviewer questions, and provides reviewer feedback
  • Drafts and review metrics reports and condense them for legal team consumption
  • Drafts and edits privilege logs
  • Conducts early case assessment on large data volumes to reduce document review populations and target key documents
  • Analyzes search term reports and develops more effective search strategies
  • Enters and updates project details in case and task management databases, submit timely, detailed and accurate time entries, and completes prompt and accurate expense submissions
  • Assists with developing and maintaining e-discovery reference materials, including compilations of case law and rules, checklists, workflows, templates and forms
  • Identifies and implements process, reporting and documentation enhancements to improve service quality and customer satisfaction; such enhancements may include, but are not limited to, tracking systems, databases, reporting templates and workflows
  • Contributes to departmental publications, presentations, education, documentation and marketing
  • Provides coverage for on-call weekends

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and JD required; admitted to practice law and in good standing; litigation practice experience helpful; project management and business analysis certifications helpful
  • Experience managing document reviews and e-discovery projects, preferably as a data scientist, e-discovery project manager, or e-discovery attorney
  • Thorough knowledge of leading document review platforms/technologies, including advanced experience with Relativity, required; advanced experience with analytics, TAR and CAL, including Relativity Assisted Review, NexLP, Brainspace, and comparable tools, strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of e-discovery precedents and though leadership, including evolving technical and operational standards created through case law, rulemaking, and groups such as EDRM and The Sedona Conference
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and thorough understanding of the metrics and terminology used to support, explain and defend TAR and CAL, strongly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel/Access strongly preferred
  • Highly developed organizational skills and superior attention to detail
  • Expertise in managing multiple projects and priorities in a timely fashion, simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy, professionalism and client-service orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal and strong leadership skills
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills to enable effective and professional communication with clients, colleagues and vendors
  • Excellent decision-making, analytical and problem-solving abilities

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