Associate Director – eDiscovery

Our customer, a leading global bank, is looking for an Associate Director, eDiscovery & Data Advisory , to join their Legal eDiscovery & Data Advisory team. This will be a 6-month (with the potential to extend) contract based in New York (hybrid).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support delivering against the strategic objectives of the function.
  • Working with the eDDA team to ensure the right technology is in place to recover, store, and analyze electronically stored information in response to requests for use in external litigation or internal investigations.
  • Building and managing relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues across company.

Business

  • Build and maintain an effective and constructive relationship with all key business and functional stakeholders that is based on trust, capability, and integrity, providing timely, responsive, and quality support.
  • Deliver the Legal functions of Investigation and Legal eDiscovery matters.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with all key functional stakeholders, ensuring that the Legal functions requirements are aligned with the wider bank policy.
  • Providing timely advice to Legal colleagues on aspects of relevant legal discovery and disclosure frameworks.
  • Support the Head of eDiscovery Operations & Analytics, in ensuring the function remains aligned with the relevant Risk Management Framework
  • Work with external service providers to execute time-sensitive managed document reviews.
  • Support the development and growth of the function by acting as a trusted and experienced mentor.

 

Processes

  • Responsible for the adherence and development of eDiscovery risk controls, ensuring the defensibility of all phases of the eDiscovery lifecycle.
  • Assist colleagues in the development of proportionate Legal data review methodologies by providing expert solutions and defensible recommendations.
  • Execute data collection from the bank's systems in a quality-controlled and documented manner.
  • Provide specialist data minimization techniques that ensure eDiscovery matters are managed cost-effectively.
  • Ensuring the functions of eDiscovery practice are carried out by all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for the technical management and utilization of eDiscovery technology solutions (e.g. Relativity) and providing training to other members of the function when required.
  • Supporting the Head of eDiscovery, Operations & Analytics, in collation of MI, ensuring relevant management information and key performance indicators are provided to all key internal stakeholders.

Risk Management

  • Apply all relevant Group, Country, Business, or Functional policies and procedures to manage risks.
  • Undertake periodic self-assessments on key controls to assess the proper functioning and adequacy of existing controls.

Governance

  • Act to minimize operational loss, and audit failures, and take proactive measures to respond to matters arising.
  • In the event of serious regulatory breaches, or where risk tolerances have been breached, ensure senior management are informed and that actions are taken quickly to remediate and/or activities are ceased.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate, and resolve risk, conduct, and compliance matters.

Education and Experience:

  • Qualified to a degree level or demonstratable experience in industry.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years’ experience in an eDiscovery / Legal role.
  • Significant experience with eDiscovery platforms such as Relativity, Nuix (Ringtail), or Axelerate.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing third-party stakeholders (including external counsel, technology vendors, and data subjects).
  • Significant experience in independently managing large Legal or Investigation eDiscovery matters.
  • Experience working with Legal / Enterprise Technologies is advantageous.
  • Demonstrable experience in being able to work independently and collaborate with team members globally.

ElevateFlex provides an unparalleled platform for you to work with innovative companies and law firms worldwide on various exciting and challenging roles. We pride ourselves on respecting your individuality and choice of career, allowing you to bring your very best to each role, to continue to develop your experience, expertise, and professional network, and be supported with a package of benefits tailored to your needs.

 

As a member of our talent community, you will benefit from Elevate's curated training suite to enhance and develop your skills. You will have access to hands-on support, networking opportunities, and accessing the most up-to-date resources. By joining our global community of Talent, you will get the opportunity to work with our best top law firms and law department customers.

 

Equitability and inclusion are critical to ElevateFlex's success. As The Law Company, changing the legal business landscape, we know a diverse, inclusive work culture is at the heart of attracting, retaining, and celebrating the industry's most talented people. We empower our employees to bring their whole selves to work because we know that diversity of experience and perspective drive innovation and is simply good business.

As a strong proponent of diversity, equitability, and inclusion, ElevateFlex is committed to hiring diverse candidates from all backgrounds. We invite you to apply to become part of the ElevateFlex Team – help us change the legal business landscape and make a dent in the legal universe.

 

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