Discovery Project Manager - New York City, NY

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 03-21-2018
Discovery Project Manager - New York City, NY
The Discovery Project Manager is assigned to Litigation case teams and is responsible for managing the discovery process and eDiscovery within each assignment. This individual collaborates regularly with attorneys, paralegals, clients, eDiscovery vendors, and other members of the firm to manage work on multiple matters simultaneously.
Job Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with case teams at the outset of each matter to evaluate technology and eDiscovery needs 
  • Develop strategies to utilize technology to create efficiencies and cost savings on each matter
  • Work with case teams to develop discovery plans for both ESI and paper files across all stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (“EDRM”) spectrum
  • Work with case teams to design and implement best practices for document and data management during the course of each matter
  • Work with vendors to obtain bids for discovery and litigation technology services
  • Work with case teams to evaluate vendor bids and select best vendor for each project
  • Work with vendor to finalize statements of work for discovery projects; review statements of work with case team and coordinate signature
  • Participate in matter intake/kickoff with case team and vendor and regular meetings thereafter
  • Track and analyze incoming data from clients and external parties
  • Assist with various technical projects such as searching, batching of documents, etc.
  • Monitor eDiscovery/litigation support budgets; communicate regularly with case teams regarding status of spend v. budget; proactively implement steps to mitigate budget overages
  • Track and report regularly to case teams regarding project status and management issues; proactively implement steps to mitigate project delays
  • Manage statistical reporting on assigned matters
  • Serve as primary liaison between case team and vendor
  • Serve as primary contact for case team to resolve issues related to vendors, databases and technology
  • Perform regular quality control checks on vendor work, deliverables and final production materials
  • At the end of each matter, ensure that data is removed from database and maintained in accordance with client/case team protocols and internal data retention policies: 
  • Maintain knowledge of various litigation support and document review tools/updates
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry standards and procedures
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Thorough knowledge of the discovery and electronic discovery process, including evolving standards created through case law, rule making and groups such as EDRM and The Sedona Conference
  • Relativity Certification (RCA, RCU, and/or Analytics) preferred
  • Advanced skills in Relativity required.Knowledge of other eDiscovery applications, such as Law, Brainspace, Concordance, etc. preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and with people at all levels, both inside and outside the firm
  • Strong commitment to delivering superior client service to internal and external clients
  • Experience working with eDiscovery vendors on pricing and budget/project management
  • Experience designing databases within eDiscovery platforms and workflows to facilitate the review of ESI
  • Experience with technical aspects of eDiscovery such as loading and promoting data, culling, de-duping, de-NISTing, threading, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of the laws and rules of procedure governing discovery and eDiscovery
  • The ability to quickly learn and deploy new technology
  • Experience with large cases, including document collections, reviews, and productions
  • The ability to understand both the substantive and strategic aspects of various types of litigation matters
  •  The ability to adapt to the unexpected, navigate difficult deadlines, and manage the many internal and external collaborators simultaneously
  • Excellent planning, project management and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/responsibilities simultaneously and to meet deadlines
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving expertise
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, extranets and other core computer programs used by the firm.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, and as a collegial and effective team member.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to monitor quality control
  • Flexibility to work extended and often unpredictable hours, including the weekends and holidays
  • Flexibility to travel, including spending extended periods in other cities    
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience working in eDiscovery
  • Prior experience in an eDiscovery role within an AmLaw 100 law firm preferred
To Apply: Please email your resume for immediate consideration to: cfleck@chelsearecruiters.com
Craig Fleck
Vice President
Chelsea Search Group
3050 Rue D'Orleans #317
San Diego, CA 92110
858-829-7747
cfleck@chelsearecruiters.com
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