eDiscovery Data Collection Specialist

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

eDiscovery Data Collection Specialist


  • Perform forensic collections of data using only approved acquisition tools, label evidence, and track collections and processing/productions.
  • Support litigation and investigation teams by performing accurate, efficient, repeatable, and defensible handling of electronic data.
  • Gather and enter accurate custodian and client information into evidence tracker.
  • Complete quality protocols by performing logical verifications.
  • Compile and complete documentation throughout the lifecycle of the legal matter which may include, but is not limited to, preservation, collection notes, verification results, collection errors, and resolution steps.
  • Follow communication protocols using guidelines and templates.
  • Retain supporting evidence in document management system.
  • Resolve all issues identified during peer review and update documentation.
  • Manage information in accordance with RSM’s document retention policies.
  • Maintain and perform periodic review of detailed documented processes and communication protocols with key stakeholders.
  • Work on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution, including responding to off-shift and weekend support, as needed.
  • Assist with testing application changes and evaluating new versions or products.
  • Maintain organized, labeled work areas.
  • Exercise analytical discretion within defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion to produce results.
  • Consult regularly with team members and stakeholders.
  • Design and execute search strategies to locate, recover, and organize potentially responsive ESI in connection with investigatory and litigation work.
  • Support and leverage process efficiencies and overall defensibility of our eDiscovery process.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree preferred, will consider relevant experience in lieu of a degree. 

Technical Skills:

  • Comfortable with most software applications and databases and the ability to learn new software applications quickly.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Required)
  • OneDrive experience (Preferred)
  • Caseware and iManage experience (Preferred)

Professional Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with IT infrastructure and data life cycle management concepts.
  • Experience working in environments that can be hectic with a call for multi-tasking.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Confident with a personality of “I Can Do & I Can Help”.
  • Understanding of litigation and investigation processes and eDiscovery, including but not limited to data preservation, collection, processing, legal holds, and review standards.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to communicate complex technical details to unfamiliar audiences.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate with personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to manage a multitude of projects and/or problems, including complex issues that require collaboration between users, IT support, and vendors to ensure a timely response or resolution.
  • Must be able to maintain professionalism under pressure.

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people.  We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off.  We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients.  Learn more about our total rewards at https://rsmus.com/careers/working-at-rsm/benefits.

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership.  RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at careers@rsmus.com

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). If you are a recent U.S. college / university graduate possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience in a same or similar role to the one for which you are applying, excluding internships, you may be eligible for hire as an experienced associate.

Compensation Range: $100,000 – $171,100

Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.

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