Focus Consultant, Search


  • Full Time

Position Summary

Focus Discovery is a team of experts in linguistics, ediscovery law and process, and legal technology.  The Focus Discovery team consults on and supports pre-review data minimization and technology assisted review projects, identifying key data quickly, maximizing cull rates, and applying technology to optimize review efficiencies. Focus Discovery Search Consultant support the team’s goals by providing services including keyword search term generation and optimization, analyzing, iterating, and reporting on terms to clients, key document identification, ECA / data minimization pre-review, and technical support in technology assisted review (TAR).   This is a consultative role with pre-review data minimization, through ECA analysis, keyword terms, and other means, as its core function.  The Analyst often communicates search team results and recommendations to counsel and clients, including, as necessary, on calls.

The team adds value to traditional document review with smart application of technology to reduce review volume, increase consistency, optimize review efficiency, and assist counsel in finding the most relevant information first.   Platforms the team supports include Brainspace and Relativity.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducts analysis and application of technology to reduce data volumes pre-review, organize remaining data, and identify relevant material, including
    • Support the development of workflow and SOP strategy and documentation
  • Conducts search consultation services, including:
    • Reviews search terms provided by counsel and edits for proper syntax.
    • Enters and executes keyword search in Relativity.
    • Creates, executes, and reports on other complex searches.
    • Supports iterative search term refinement process.
    • Supports iterative search term refinement process.
  • Internal point of contact for project management teams.
  • Supports process requirements in TAR, including data loading, re-scoring and re-batching.
  • Executes other Focus tasks as needed at direction of Focus Discovery Associate Director, Search Consulting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors

  • Excellent communication skills suited to a client-facing role.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Strong client service ethic.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Technical aptitude.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and work independently or as part of a team.
  • Experience with ediscovery platforms (Relativity or Brainspace) preferred.
  • Knowledge of dtSearch or other Boolean syntax preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in linguistics, mathematics, computer science, or similar field of study.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in ediscovery.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Duties are performed in a typical office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table. Duties require the ability to use a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.
  • Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).
  • Duties may require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane, approximately 5% of the time will be spent traveling.
  • Job may be required at a customer facility.
  • Duties may require the ability to lift up to 20 lbs

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