Staff Attorney-Project Manager

Beacon Hill Staffing

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Beacon Hill is working with our client, a firm in Los Angeles, on a Staff Attorney Project Manager position. Those that are interested in this opening are welcome to apply to this posting. Those that are selected for next steps in our staffing process will be contacted by a recruiter.

Project Manager Staff Attorneys (“PM”) provide strategic design and management for small to medium discovery and fact development projects and select portions of larger projects including, but not limited to, document collections, reviews and productions with an emphasis on issues associated with electronically stored information. PM Staff Attorneys use technological acumen and expertise in all major industry tools to manage projects and lead teams. PM Staff Attorneys used advanced knowledge of protocols to manage workflow for document analysis with responsiveness while utilizing privilege and confidentiality designations. PM Staff Attorneys are well-versed with analytics tools for use in discovery and fact analysis.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • All Fact Development & Review Staff Attorney functions.

  • Select and implement strategy and design discovery solutions for firm matters.

  • Manage projects, track and report on costs and progress.

  • Assist case team with custodian interviews.

  • Interact with and manage outside vendors.

  • Advanced facility with all major e-discovery technologies.

  • Lead teams of reviewers as necessary.

  • Respond to work requests from LPS management on a variety of issues and special projects, including training and professional development, staff performance, prompt and complete timekeeping and program improvements.

  • Lead trial preparation support processes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

TOOLS

  • Microsoft Office, Relativity, Case Dynamics, CaseMap, Case Notebook

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. degree from a major, accredited law school.

  • Admitted to the CA bar, active and in good standing.

  • Flexibility to work long hours and travel on short notice when needed on behalf of the Firm.

  • A minimum of 5 years of complex litigation experience in a law firm, or equivalent emphasizing discovery project management with at least 3 years in fact development.

  • Two years of experience with large document review projects and drafting privilege logs and issue coding.

  • Experience in discovery project design, implementation, supervision, budgeting and quality control.

  • Substantial experience in all aspects of litigation project management including litigation holds, early fact development and case assessment, collection, processing, culling strategies, document review, production and privilege logging.

  • Ability to communicate effectively within and outside the organization to articulate case (project) goals, objectives, deliverables, costs and deadlines; identify tasks, resources and schedule need to achieve objectives.

  • Fluency in the technical language of desktop and enterprise business information systems.

  • Strong organizational, reasoning and research skills; creativity; strong written and verbal communication abilities; good judgment; attention to detail; and initiative.

  • Flexibility, composure and the ability to prioritize and handle many urgent tasks and requests simultaneously with a high level of competence and accuracy; the ability to remain composed and professional under stressful circumstances; sensitivity to ethical and confidentiality requirements; strong customer service skills.

  • Team work, team-building and leadership experience.

  • Ability to work with little supervision, demonstrating initiative and sound judgment in seeking work, managing work load and in formulating and recommending projects or alternative ways to complete projects that will benefit the case/client.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Writing, typing, reading, speaking, hearing, seeing, sitting, bending, reaching, lifting up to 25 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Quiet office environment in a high-rise building, seated the majority of the time

DIRECT REPORTS

None

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, HSA, 401k

  • Variety of provided and voluntary benefits like life insurance, long-term care insurance and critical illness insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Back-up Child Care Benefit

  • Paid Holidays

  • Transportation Allowance

  • Frequent celebrations, events and gatherings

  • Health and Wellness classes

  • Competitive compensation programs

  • Generous leaves of absence policy

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