eDiscovery Project Manager

Goodwin

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries – combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets us apart. Our Global Operations Team – all business professionals of the firm – was named the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

The eDiscovery Project Manager is assigned to litigation matters and is responsible for oversight of the eDiscovery process within each assignment. This individual collaborates regularly with attorneys, paralegals, clients, eDiscovery vendors, and other members of the firm across offices to manage work on multiple matters simultaneously.

The eDiscovery Project Manager will maintain a billable hours target of 1,000 hours.

What You Will Do:

Under the direction and supervision of the firm’s eDiscovery Partner, Counsel and Director, the eDiscovery Project Manager will:

  • Collaborate with case team to evaluate eDiscovery project needs and develop a comprehensive eDiscovery project plan.

  • Monitor project progress and advise on adjustments to eDiscovery project plan to ensure project milestones are met.

  • Identify potential risks to project success and mitigate those risks.

  • Leverage technology to create efficiencies and cost savings on each matter.

  • Maintain project tracker and ensure all steps in the eDiscovery process are documented.

  • Use RelativityOne to process, analyze, search, thread, batch, review and produce documents.

  • Provide guidance and training to case teams on eDiscovery software.

  • Analyze and report on all incoming data from client and external parties.

  • Review and edit document review protocols to ensure compliance with Goodwin’s eDiscovery best practices.

  • Monitor document review progress and assess potential issues with cost or quality of the document review.

  • Assist in the creation of privilege logs.

  • Serve as primary liaison between case team and eDiscovery vendor.

  • Work with vendors to obtain eDiscovery project bids.

  • Work with case teams to evaluate vendor bids and select the best vendor for each project.

  • Lead matter kickoff call with case team and vendor and participate in all vendor meetings thereafter.

  • Perform detailed quality control checks on all vendor work, including all searches and document productions.

  • Monitor eDiscovery spend versus budget and regularly communicate with case teams regarding any anticipated budget overages.

  • Timely escalate project management issues and proactively implement steps to mitigate project delays.

  • At the end of each matter, assist case team in evaluating database decommissions options and ensure database is properly decommissioned in accordance with Goodwin’s eDiscovery Playbook.

  • Advise on improvements to Goodwin’s eDiscovery playbook.

  • Maintain knowledge of various litigation support and document review tools/updates.

  • Maintain current knowledge of industry standards and procedures.

Who You Are:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Over 5 years of experience in eDiscovery.

  • Prior eDiscovery role in an AmLaw 100 law firm is preferred.

Technical Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of the electronic discovery process.

  • Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA) certification required; Relativity Analytics Specialist certification is a plus.

  • Brainspace Analyst Certification required; additional Brainspace certifications are preferred.

  • Familiarity with other eDiscovery applications like Nuix, Reveal, DISCO, etc. is preferred.

  • Advanced skills in database searching, data analytics, and technology-assisted review (TAR).

  • Proficiency in Adobe and Excel.

Experience:

  • Proven experience working with eDiscovery vendors on pricing, budgets, and project management.

  • Experience designing workflows to facilitate ESI review.

  • Proficiency in processing, searching, threading, reviewing, and producing data in RelativityOne.

  • Experience handling large cases, including document collections, reviews, and productions.

Skills:

  • Ability to understand both the substantive and strategic aspects of various litigation matters.

  • Strong commitment to delivering superior client service to both internal and external clients.

  • Quick learner with the capability to deploy new technology swiftly.

  • Adaptability to unexpected changes, tight deadlines, and managing multiple collaborators simultaneously.

  • Excellent planning, project management, and organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Flexibility:

  • Willingness to work extended hours, including weekends and holidays.

  • Ability to travel and spend extended periods in other cities as needed.

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Benefits and More

At Goodwin, you will discover your next career opportunity with a rewarding compensation package and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements and hybrid work schedule

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Retirement & Savings Plan

  • Emergency back-up child and adult care

  • Paid vacation, sick time off, and holidays

  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities

  • Employee recognition and reward programs

  • Employee wellness and assistance programs

  • Employee discounts and perks

Consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status,  disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Please note: Various agencies of the United States government require employers to collect information on applicants and employees. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and certain clients request us to keep track of certain aggregate information regarding lawyers. EEO information requested on this application is for purposes of compliance with these recordkeeping and reporting requirements and to determine recruiting and employment patterns. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

This position is eligible for overtime: Yes

Target Salary: $120,000.00 – $140,000.00

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