Litigation Support Project Manager

Locke Lord LLP

Success is always within your reach at Locke Lord.

Locke Lord is a premier full-service law firm that has earned a solid reputation for complex ‎litigation, regulatory and transactional work on behalf of clients in important and growing ‎industry sectors around the world. ‎

At Locke Lord, our diverse and inclusive culture of collegiality and collaboration — core values ‎of the Firm — across all of our offices and practices is ultimately reflected in our client ‎experience by culminating in a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses.‎

Locke Lord is proud to uphold a collective sense of integrity. Our Firm invests in your ‎professional growth, whether you are a seasoned professional or a recent graduate. In addition to lawyers, we hire problem solvers to deliver creative solutions across numerous ‎disciplines, including marketing, technology, accounting, human resources, practice support and ‎office services. We reward our employees with a team oriented work environment, competitive ‎salaries, and a comprehensive benefits program.‎

General Statement of Duties:

The Locke Lord Litigation Support Department provides eDiscovery and Project ‎Management services to the Firm’s Litigation section utilizing proven tools and ‎technologies to assist with the collection, processing, review, and TAR for client data. ‎The Litigation Support Project Manager manages the full litigation life cycle, including eDiscovery and document ‎review.

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Consult with attorneys, legal teams, and clients to develop identification, ‎preservation, and ‎collection protocols in connection with litigation and ‎regulatory administration matters

  • Assist legal teams with the development and implementation of effective data ‎culling, filtering, and ‎keyword strategies to reduce client materials to potentially ‎responsive materials

  • Assist legal teams with the development and use of data analytics and TAR

  • Support document review projects

  • Process, analyze and report metrics of large collections of data

  • Monitor and keep apprised of case law developments in eDiscovery and litigation ‎technology

  • Assist with the professional development and mentoring of other Litigation Support ‎Project ‎Managers

  • Work closely with legal teams to assist in the setup and management of eDiscovery ‎databases for ‎document review, analysis, and production

  • Maintain documentation regarding collection of electronic data collected from ‎clients in connection ‎with discovery obligations

  • Organize and prepare data for loading, processing review and production by the ‎technical team

  • Assist legal teams to apply AI and sampling methodologies to reduce the overall ‎cost of eDiscovery ‎in dispute matters

  • Assist the Firm in training lawyers on the Firm’s eDiscovery and case management ‎platform

  • Help prepare legal teams for trial, including the use of courtroom technologies, ‎such as Trial ‎Director, to load exhibits, depositions, and prepare video cuts to ‎play at trial

  • Prepare presentations and slide shows to help effectively educate jurors on case ‎specifics and ‎themes

  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Certification by ACEDS (Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) or the ability to obtain certification within 1 year of hire date is required

  • ‎Minimum three years of e-discovery project management experience

  • ‎Strong knowledge of enterprise technology commonly used in ‎corporate IT departments and ‎email systems is preferred‎

  • Strong grasp and knowledge of litigation technology, continuous active learning (CAL) ‎methodologies and use of TAR strategies is preferred

  • ‎Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • ‎Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous projects with quality results

  • ‎Willingness to provide after hours, overtime, and weekend support as necessary

  • ‎Ability to work both as part of a team and independently with limited supervision

  • ‎‎Ability to work effectively under rigorous deadlines in high-pressure situations

  • ‎Ability to exercise good judgment in sensitive or stressful situations

  • ‎Excellent analytical, problem identification and resolution skills

  • Ability to run hot-seat for trials

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.‎

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Overtime may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

Locke Lord LLP is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ‎religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ‎marital status, domestic partner status, civil union status, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other ‎classifications that are deemed to be protected under federal, state and/or local laws. It is our intention that all qualified ‎applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.‎

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