Staff Counsel, eDiscovery Services

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Non-partners)

Practice Group / Department:

Document Review Operations

Job Description

We are a global law firm with a powerful strategic focus and real momentum. Our industry-focused strategy is seeing us take on pioneering work in places that others have yet to reach. Our shared values define our culture and our workplace. You will find us to be unusually collegial, team-oriented, and ready to innovate. We work seamlessly across practices, offices and around the world. This elimination of boundaries has allowed us to evolve into a law firm that works as hard for its culture as it does for its clients.

The Role

The Staff Counsel, eDiscovery Services provides review services in dispute and corporate due diligence matters under the direction of Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) lawyers. The Staff Counsel role serves as a Team Lead to coordinate communications between the NRF lawyers and the contract review teams.  In addition, the Staff Counsel performs QC and other discovery related tasks, including but not limited to, key document summaries, issues analysis, chronologies and privilege log creation. 

This position is based in either Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Minneapolis or St. Louis. This team is 100% remote, with the requirement to be flexible to come to the office for meetings or training. The Staff Counsel reports to the Senior Manager, Document Review Services in Houston.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review, analyze, and code documents for responsiveness, relevancy, confidentiality, issues, and privilege
  • Participate in initial review trainings and team meetings
  • Conduct quality control review of document coding and redactions for accuracy
  • Coordinate, monitor, and quality check the work performed by the first level reviewers
  • Responsible for identifying, escalating and tracking questions and issues to Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers and other practice support professionals
  • Prepare and edit privilege log for production
  • Perform review and analysis of contracts and agreements according to specified criteria

Other duties

Please note this job description does not cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time.

Qualifications and experience

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited institution
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice in state of employment i.e. Texas, Minnesota or Missouri
  • Minimum 3 years of document review experience preferred
  • Strong grasp and knowledge of document review platforms
  • Excellent analytical, problem identification and resolution skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Proven and demonstrable dedication to work product quality
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under rigorous deadlines
  • Thorough understanding of attorney-client and attorney work product privilege
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with project managers, lawyers, and other document review attorneys
  • Ability to work both as part of team and independently with appropriate supervision
  • Willingness to provide after hours, overtime, and weekend support as necessary

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with all applicable federal laws and their implementing regulations that require the collection and recording of certain data and information. The information we receive will not be used to make any decision regarding employment and will be kept separate from your application. Similarly, self-identification information is kept confidential and used only in accordance with applicable federal laws and regulations. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to providing reasonable accommodation as an Equal Opportunity Employer to applicants with disabilities. If you require assistance or accommodation to complete your application, please contact us.hr@nortonrosefulbright.com. Please provide your contact information and a description of your accessibility issue. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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