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CONTRACT Litigation Support Project Manager (LAW FIRM)

ANYWHERE, United States
  • Employment Type: Contract
Our client, a top New York-based firm, is seeking a CONTRACT Litigation Support Project Manager to help assist attorneys and clients with overseeing projects through the lifecycle of the EDRM. The ideal candidate will be a solutions-driven individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, possessing broad knowledge of the litigation lifecycle. Candidates should have extensive case management experience and exemplary organization skills. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the technical skills necessary for the handling, interpreting, and processing of datasets and be proficient in setting up recommending, and validating technology assisted review applications and other analytics solutions. Strong experience using e-discovery tools such as Relativity, Nuix and LAW preferred. Send resumes to [email protected].

Responsibilities:
  • To serve as the main point of contact for stakeholders on strategy and direction of electronic discovery efforts.
  • Continuously track and audit all data and processes through appropriate documentation.
  • Provide guidance on best practices for legal holds, preservation plans, and collections.
  • Advise on the technical and legal elements of ESI orders and stipulations.
  • Perform early data assessment to test and validate search terms and other parameters.
  • Identify and source appropriate resources, vendors, and utilities.
  • Monitor and maintain case budgets, associated costs, and change order management.
  • Receive and catalog data and media on assigned matters.
  • Design the framework for document discovery workspaces (e.g., Relativity), user groups, and permissions levels.
  • Supervise the day-to-day technical needs of litigation teams, such as staging searches, preparing coding layouts and fields, implementation of analytics, creation of review batches, etc.
  • Maintain all utilities, environments, and shares.
  • Advise on document review strategies and protocols by reviewing relevant document requests and demands.
  • Ensure appropriate support and coverage for the litigation department during regular and non-business hours, to meet specific case and project demands.
Qualifications:
  • B.A. required with some e-discovery experience.
  • Prior experience as a legal project manager in a law firm, legal technology service provider, or in-house at an organization.
  • Proficiency with processing tools such as Law PreDiscovery, Nuix, and Relativity Processing a plus.
  • Proficient in litigation-related solutions such as CaseNotebook, Textmap, TrialDirector, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office products and text editor tools, as well as spreadsheet and data manipulation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft, Apple and other cloud-based systems, applications, devices and peripherals.
  • Ownership of all matters and projects, earning the confidences of senior members of the firm.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Customer-service oriented.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Time management - forecast planning and meeting deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and presentation.
  • Excellent record, file and data organization and management practices.
  • Advanced, hands-on experience in various review platforms and utilities.
  • Searching (e.g., Boolean, dtSearch, Lucene, SQL, etc.).

The Litigation Support team is comprised of individuals with a diverse set of skills and professional backgrounds. Each member of the team has a proactive attitude in support of all matters and projects.
  • Problem Solver. Demonstrating ingenuity in working through problems and finding solutions.
  • Adaptive. Meeting goals and accomplishing tasks in sometimes challenging and evolving conditions.
  • Customer Service. Assisting internal and external clients, focusing on the overall presentation and accuracy of all deliverables.
  • Team Player. Collaborating with various firm and industry resources to drive efforts, while taking ownership of all matters and projects assigned.
  • Interpersonal Skills. Communicates clearly and concisely, often at times acting as an intermediary between technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Versatile. Willingness to learn and acquire new skills, showing initiative to take on tasks outside of prescribed responsibilities, and incredibly detail-oriented.
  • Engaged. Connecting with the department and firm to promote performance, profitability, and success.
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