Forensic eDiscovery specialist/Electronic Discovery


eDiscovery specialist

Cary, NC- hybrid

12 months contract

Pay $70 to 75

Client is seeking an eDiscovery specialist. This is a hybrid role required to be on site 3 days a week in Cary, NC. The ideal candidate will have expertise in eDiscovery collection methodologies, with a strong emphasis on forensic imaging, SQL proficiency, and a comprehensive understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) framework. This position requires meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to manage and document processes while ensuring the integrity of collected data and maintaining a clear chain of custody.

What you’ll do

· Responsible for identifying and collecting electronic data, including from cloud platforms, relevant to a particular case or investigation, as well as ensuring that data is properly preserved.

· Conduct forensic imaging of electronic devices and storage media using industry standard tools and techniques, ensuring the preservation and integrity of data.

· Once electronic data has been collected, manage and organize it in a way that allows for efficient review and analysis. This may involve using specialized software to sort and categorize data, as well as creating searchable databases to facilitate data retrieval.

· Responsible for reviewing electronic data in order to identify potentially relevant information. This may involve using specialized software to conduct searches and filters, as well as manually reviewing documents to assess relevance to a particular case.

· Called upon to provide technical support and guidance to members of the legal team or to outside counsel. This may involve answering technical questions about data collection and review process, or providing training on eDiscovery software and tools.

· Ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards: Will need to be familiar with the legal and ethical standards governing the collection, review, and production of electronic data. They will be responsible for ensuring that all activities comply with these standards, and for identifying and addressing any potential issues that arise during the eDiscovery process.

What we’re looking for

· A bachelors’ degree in a relevant field such as information technology, computer science, or a related field and 3-6 years’ experience working in digital forensics, providing technical support to legal teams. A master’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in information security, or computer forensics desired.

· Proficiency in the use of various technologies and software applications related to eDiscovery is necessary, such as document management systems, data analytics tools and electronic review platforms.

· A good understanding of the legal principles and requirements related to eDiscovery is important, including those related to data preservation, admissibility of evidence, and privacy and confidentiality.

· Strong analytical skills are needed to identify relevant information from large volumes of electronic data, and to conduct thorough reviews and analyses of electronic documents and communications. Digital forensic certifications, enterprise cloud forensics experience, SQL experience, or eDiscovery certifications are a plus.

· A keen attention to detail is necessary to ensure that all relevant data is collected and preserved, and to identify and address any potential issues or discrepancies in the data.

· Effective communication skills are needed to communicate with legal teams, technical experts, and other stakeholders involved in the eDiscovery process. This may involve explaining complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders or providing guidance on legal requirements related to eDiscovery.

· Strong project management skills are required to plan and execute eDiscovery projects effectively, ensuring that all activities are completed on time and under tight deadlines. This may involve coordinating multiple teams, managing timelines and deadlines, and tracking project progress and outcomes.

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