Senior Associate, Data & Technology, eDiscovery


  • Full Time

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Our eDiscovery team sits within the Data & Technology practice which is one of seven practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm.


Practice Overview:

The eDiscovery practice is commonly engaged to assist financial investigations, litigations and disputes, turnaround and process improvement engagements, and other critical business issues. The eDiscovery team specialises in designing and implementing processes that help clients reduce their data and review volumes. Our professionals provide workflow design and strategy for keyword search, workflow assignment setup, content analytics, conceptual search/clustering, and predictive coding, and work with clients to efficiently extract and effectively analyse client data.

We help businesses, government entities and law firms to address their most complex and pressing concerns and make well informed decisions, using some of the most advanced technology, tools and techniques.

The team’s consulting experience involves large, diverse, and often incomplete data sets across client enterprises including email, servers, cloud storage, social media, mobile devices, instant messaging and collaboration tools. The team collaborates with cybersecurity, computer forensics, data analytics and investigatory experts to assess and respond to both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of problems.

Role Overview:

Your role as a Senior Associate will involve working collaboratively with and learning from our diverse and knowledgeable team that has a wealth of experience in delivering excellent service to our clients.  This role is based in our Beijing office.

As Senior Associate, you will be working closely with the project team to become familiar with the clients’ big-picture objectives and challenges. You will execute critical project deliverables to ensure these objectives are met on time and with the highest quality. You will be responsible for designing and executing efficient and innovative workflow solutions to address our client’s issues


Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Project consultation

  • Assist with project scoping calls and developing work stream process plans.

  • Coordinating with client contacts to provide project deliverables, progress, timelines and advise on strategy, workflow and best practices.

  • Designing and implementing intelligent workflow solutions to quickly identify the key facts, details, and merits of the case, and effectively reduce data volumes.

  • Analysing and interpreting client requirements and applying them to complex unstructured datasets.

  • Responding to client requests and setting clear expectations to internal and external stakeholders

  • Conducting quality control checks to ensure accuracy of tasks/deliverables related to searches, review workflow, productions, processing and exports.

  • Work with team leads to learn and take ownership of project tasks.

  • Performing the day-to-day client engagement activities, including interaction with client personnel, internal Ankura team members, and other stakeholders involved in the engagement.


  • Identify, research, and organise information to assess the appropriateness and sufficiency of available data to facilitate effective data access and analysis; and

  • Design innovative approaches to solve data related challenges.

Self and team development

  • Contributing to the overall success of the firm by participating in pitches, developing internal training, and marketing the firm externally to prospective clients; and 

  • Maintain professional image within the company and project the same to those outside of the company.


Technical skill sets

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Preferred degree in engineering, computer science, finance, accounting, economics, information technology, forensics, data analytics, or work experience in a related field.

  • Possess strong quantitative and qualitative research and analytical skills.

  • Familiar with the EDRM and experience in using eDiscovery products / tools:

  • eDiscovery Review/Processing Platforms: Relativity, Brainspace, Disco, Catalyst, Zylab, Everlaw, CasePoint, Nuix, Law, Eclipse, or comparable.

  • Forensic Software: EnCase, Cellebrite, Oxygen, BlackBag, FTK.

  • Database/Programming: Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, Python, R. With a strong preference for SQL and Python.

  • Email Systems: Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes/Domino, eVault, email archive platforms.

  • System administration experience in Microsoft, Linux/Unix, or Macintosh;

  • Fluent in English and ideally Mandarin. 

Core consulting skills

  • Hold strong team-oriented personality characteristics: hard-working, thoughtful, and collaborative, with a positive outlook and confidence.

  • Highly motivated, eager to learn and able to motivate others.

  • Ability to utilise technology to solve complex problems.

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication (written and verbal) and organisational skills.

  • Ability to adapt quickly in handling multiple/evolving tasks as a result of new engagements and/or re-prioritised deadlines.

  • Ability to produce high quality and/or final work product under strict deadlines.

  • Fluent in English and Mandarin is essential.

  • Willing to travel nationally and internationally, which could involve a few weeks at a time as engagement duration can range from a week to months.

Ankura is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters, if you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, submit an online application, or participate in an interview/assessment, please email or call toll-free +1.312-583-2122. This email and phone number are created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues unrelated to a disability, will not receive a response.

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