Document Review Staff Attorney

Cooley LLP

  • Full Time
Cooley is seeking a Document Review Staff Attorney to join the Litigation & E-Discovery Services team.

Position summary: As part of the Litigation and E-Discovery Services group, the Document Review Staff Attorney provides support related to the discovery of electronically stored information in litigation. The Document Review Staff Attorney has strong experience with electronic discovery review platforms and document review workflows. In addition to performing substantive document review, this attorney manages teams of temporary contract attorneys and provides project management support to Cooley case teams.

Position Responsibilities

  • Plan, conduct, and supervise strategic document review and production
  • Provide guidance and legal support to case teams with document review process management, including preparing review playbooks, review protocols, training reviewers, supervising reviews, privilege review processes and communicating effectively with case teams and vendors regarding project status, issues, and timelines
  • Advise attorneys and clients on best practices and procedures related to ESI search and review in litigation, regulatory investigations, and other matters
  • Coordinate with the Firm’s Director of Contract Professionals regarding the hiring and administrative aspects of temporary review attorneys
  • Manage teams of temporary review attorneys including tracking metrics and providing feedback on performance, quality control, and other issues as they arise
  • Perform substantive document review hosted in Relativity and other document review platforms
  • Review and code documents for relevance, issues, confidentiality, and privilege
  • Perform privilege review and redactions, and assist with preparation of privilege logs
  • Perform targeted searches to assist case teams with fact development and deposition preparation
  • Coordinate with other LEDS staff to perform final quality control and confirm proper workflows have been followed
  • Recommend strategies and help design defensible and cost-effective document review plans
  • Assist case teams with keyword development, document sampling and other strategies to reduce document review costs
  • Stay current on developing E-Discovery law and procedures, including, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and applicable state rules regarding privilege and proportionality
  • Coordinate and work collaboratively with LEDS analysts, managers and trial services specialists
  • Ensure firm policies and procedures are followed to manage risk and costs
  • Work closely with department management regarding strategic direction of electronic discovery services to improve services, increase efficiency and reduce risk and cost
  • Travel to other Cooley offices and client sites as necessary and directed by LEDS management
  • Expectation to bill time on hourly basis
  • Ensure accurate and timely entry of billable and non-billable time and review IntApp entries prior to month-end closing


Skills and experience:

  • JD Degree
  • 2+ years performing and managing complex litigation document reviews and electronic discovery projects
  • Active member in good standing of state bar, in the state in which they reside and Cooley-based office
  • Experience with relational document review databases such as Relativity


  • Experience working in a law firm in a litigation or E-Discovery attorney capacity
  • Experience working for an E-Discovery service provider
  • Some electronic discovery certification or specialized training


  • Excellent communication skills, including strong writing abilities
  • Strong analytical skills, solid judgment and ability to identify and manage risk
  • Strong project management, organizational and documentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure/tight time constraints
  • High aptitude for multi-tasking
  • Creative approach to problem-solving and process improvement
  • Strong analytical ability and implementation skills
  • Flexible and agile, ability to reprioritize with changes in the business
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively complete operational and project-based assignments.
  • Strong initiative and a get-it-done attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and management skills
  • Customer service oriented, as demonstrated by strong attention to detail, organization and ability to prioritize work tasks and manage deadlines based upon internal and external client need

Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package

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