Staff Attorney with 2-3 years of eDiscovery – Washington-Seattle

BCG Attorney Search

  • Full Time

Seattle office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a staff attorney with 2-3 years of eDiscovery or equivalent law firm/in-house legal department experience. The candidate will serve as a member of the Professional Standards Department, providing experienced legal discovery and information governance experience to the firm’s internal discovery program. Manage compliance activities associated with the legal hold process and other programs and procedures. The position will include corporate research, document and information management, database management, and other duties requiring technical expertise, judgment, discretion, and attention to detail. Prepare responses to firm discovery requests, firm subpoenas, and other internal discovery projects, including conducting data custodian interviews, managing and tracking data collections, and participating in and supervising document reviews and productions. Draft privilege logs. Work with the Information Technology and Information Governance Departments to ensure proper collection of electronic documents and files. Draft memoranda or other documents, memorializing the processes used in collecting and producing client documents in detail. Oversee electronic discovery and file reviews performed by internal discovery attorneys and other firm lawyers and staff associated with the firm’s internal discovery program. Manage and maintain expertise in various discovery platforms and firm systems. Contribute to the improvement and efficiency of the firm’s legal hold and internal discovery processes. Assist with refining processes and protocols for locating, tracking, and gathering firm information for existing and future data locations/sources. Maintain a deep understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and industry best practices regarding electronic discovery. Perform legal research and prepare legal memoranda advising firm counsel, managers, and various firm committees relative to legal holds, records management, and information governance. Provide training on document preservation procedures and information governance requirements. Advise firm counsel of significant changes in information management technology. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in this position, consistent with the firm’s attendance expectations. Bar admission in one or more applicable jurisdictions is required.The candidate must have a J.D. degree. Strong working knowledge of relevant topics, legal issues, and the rules governing professional responsibility is required. Significant experience with the MS Office 365 software (Outlook, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, etc.), as well as common litigation support and data processing software tools, is essential. Should have strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex technical information in a manner that can be easily understood by individuals with varying levels of technological familiarity. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to work positively and collaboratively with individuals at all levels of an organization. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail are needed.This firm has provided high-value legal services to company and industry leaders as well as public and non-profit organizations for decades. The firm has an international presence, with practice areas including corporate and commercial litigation, intellectual property, and general regulatory advice. The firm’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusivity within the firm and communities guides its recruitment strategy and policy, as evidenced in its diversified workforce and equal opportunities it offers to all employees. The firm has actively supported LGBTQ communities, lawyers with disabilities, and lawyers of color through various resource groups. The firm employs brilliant entry-level and lateral staff and provides professional development training and mentorship programs, with a highly competitive pay package and other bonuses.

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