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CONTRACT2HIRE Project Coordinator (GOV'T)

Washington, DC, United States
  • Employment Type: Contract To Hire

Our client seeks an e-Discovery Project Coordinator who will work with multidisciplinary teams across divisions to plan and deliver projects on time and within budget. This position requires a strong e-discovery and leadership background, solid understanding of e-discovery methodologies, excellent client management skills, and experience in leading projects with cross-functional technical and legal teams. Successful candidates must be action-oriented with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively to executive, business, technical and client audiences. Relativity experience is a must. Send resumes to [email protected].

Key Job Functions

  • Serves as the primary point of contact throughout the discovery lifecycle, applying in-depth knowledge and experience to provide expert consultation and advice on technology and best practices  
  • Consults with case teams to effectively develop and apply technical strategies, requirements and goals in order to develop and implement project plans, including data collection, processing, document review, document production and trial  
  • Acts as the primary point of contact and liaison for electronic discovery issues between the legal team and the contractor(s) to ensure proper communication between the parties  
  • Advises legal team on technology options to respond to specific discovery needs including but not limited to recommendations for products to perform early case assessment, document search, and document reviews in the most efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner 
  • Participates in legal proceedings, i.e. 26(f) conferences, prepares affidavits, and testifies as to the defensibility of the government’s e-discovery process  
  • Ensures standard procedures for electronic discovery and litigation support projects are consistently applied across the life of the case  
  • Develops cost estimates and advises on maximizing efficiencies and cost reductions  
  • Oversees the creation of statistical reports providing information on collection, filtering, processing, review and productions 
  • Delegates appropriate workflow tasks, including data management, constructing search queries, processing, production and quality control  
  • Coordinates efforts of others in response to discovery requests and provides regular reports and metrics as to the status of each phase of the project  
  • Stays abreast of emerging electronic discovery litigation support technology and processes
  • Maintains current knowledge of available software applications and in area(s) of expertise   
  • Conducts regular briefings on new technology and process improvements with regard to electronic discovery
  • Facilitates standing meetings between key project stakeholders
  • Facilitates retrospectives and lessons-learned processes with large, cross-functional teams
  • Serves as a key stakeholder in the management of risks and issues across projects and within teams
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with co-workers and team members
  • Assists Upper Management in other client service tasks as needed
  • Responds to client requests and provides consultation to clients to service all client e-discovery needs 
  • Develops, modifies and implements workflows, essentials resources needed to progress work through the system, and tools being utilized
  • Initiates work on behalf of clients by crafting and submitting work orders for tasks associated with data processing, review, and production
  • Conducts quality checks to ensure accuracy and completeness of job instructions and of final work product
  • Communicates expectations for scope and deadlines to internal and external stakeholders
  • Establishes informed project schedules based on a solid understanding of project activities, sequences of events, dependencies, work effort, duration of tasks across departments, and associated resource requirements based upon the complexity of work and the size of the queue
  • Participates in project management tasks including kick-off call preparation and completion, and documentation of workflows, standards and project closure tasks such as final billing and data destruction
  • Maintains an understanding of e-discovery, market competitors and the tools used to support the industry

Qualifications 

  • The ideal candidate will have several years e-discovery/litigation support experience with a focus on client solutions 
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and inter-personal skills with both e-discovery technical teams and non-technical business leaders and team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment agile work environment
  • Experience and familiarity with e-discovery services covering all realms of the EDRM (File to Trial)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • U.S. Government security clearance preferred
  • No travel required
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience

 

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