Information Governance eDiscovery Advisor

TRU Staffing Partners

  • Full Time

Our client, a top Am Law firm, is seeking an Information Governance eDiscovery Advisor to join their team. This role will work with attorneys and firm leadership to lead and manage eDiscovery, Information Governance, and related technology consulting projects specific to info gov, legal holds, data preservation, and records management. Ideal candidates will have significant experience supporting complex projects at a consulting firm, in-house legal team, or Am Law 100 law firm. This role is both strategic and tactical, and the role will advise upstream on projects, considering best practices, selecting best technology and strategies to identify and address eDiscovery and information governance needs. This will include system mapping, data preservation, collection strategies, records management workflows, defensible disposition, and technology selection and implementation. This role will lead and manage the delivery of projects through the facilitation of fact-gathering sessions and assessment of client policies, systems, and processes to align with industry standards and legal guidance. The ability to analyze and document application business functions and propose effective retention, litigation hold, and deletion protocols in line with client goals, capabilities, and environment is required, as well as experience with leading contract lifecycle management, matter management, or document management technologies. JD is preferred, but not required. This is an exciting, high-visibility opportunity to work as part of a cross-office team, building relationships, and crafting and propelling forward meaningful solutions.
 

Please do not apply to this role if you do not have eDiscovery experience.

Essential Job Functions

  • Will work under the direction of LPT Directors, the eDiscovery Committee, and other firm attorneys to lead and manage eDiscovery, Information Governance, and related technology consulting projects. Ideal candidates will preferably have several years of experience supporting complex projects at a consulting firm, in-house legal team, or Am Law 100 law firm

Project Planning, Consulting, and Management

  • In partnership with firm attorneys, determine, document, and recommend options in support of client efforts to identify and address eDiscovery and information governance needs, including system mapping, data preservation, and collection strategies, records management workflows, defensible disposition, and technology selection, and implementation
  • Lead and manage the delivery of projects through facilitation of fact-gathering sessions and assessment of client policies, systems, and processes to align with industry standards and legal guidance
  • Provide clients with objective guidance and recommendations on service providers and new technologies
  • Support execution of internal eDiscovery Committee and LPT Team projects

Qualifications

  • A successful Information Governance Discovery Advisor will have a strong combination of the following consulting, project management, and technical experience, capabilities, and knowledge:

Required

  • Ability to analyze and document application business functions and propose effective retention, litigation hold, and deletion protocols in line with client goals, capabilities, and environment
  • Experience in assessing and consulting on information governance needs associated with common enterprise data sources including M365, G Suite, Slack, ERP systems, CRM databases, cloud applications, mobile devices, and other employee-issued hardware
  • Experience with leading contract lifecycle management, matter management, or document management technologies
  • Experience collaborating and reaching consensus with common information governance stakeholder groups including client business teams, IT, information security, HR, records management, and legal teams
  • Ability to create client deliverables with minimal oversight from senior-level leadership
  • Experienced and skilled at developing status reporting and writing documentation using tools like MS Word, PowerPoint, Visio (or equivalent), Excel, and other project management tools
  • Strong understanding of technology, computers, and computer networking
  • Thorough knowledge of the EDRM and IGRM lifecycles and related best practices

Preferred

  • Hands-on experience leading complex legal technology implementations, advanced understanding of database setup, mapping, and extraction
  • Working knowledge of common data security, privacy, and records management standards, protocols, and regulations
  • Familiarity with computer forensic tools or techniques (i.e., EnCase, Forensic Tool Kit, acquisition, Kali Linux, Cellebrite)
  • PMP and/or certifications in the Information Governance space including IGP, ERM, CRM, and CIPP
  • Familiar with capabilities and utilization of PowerShell, Python, and other scripting tools

Other Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate (preferred)
  • Ability to express thoughts, ideas, and information clearly and compellingly by highlighting critical points, adjusting messaging to suit the audience, and addressing questions and points from others with appropriate responses
  • Ability to identify problems by detecting patterns or connections, researching, and analyzing problems, determining alternative solutions, and creating action steps to solve the problem
  • Ability to think and act quickly, effectively, and appropriately in a variety of situations and solve problems while balancing time, quality, cost, and risk
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-office team, building relationships, delegating work, and escalating risk appropriately
  • ‘Can Do’ attitude; ability to proactively manage case team expectations, recognize needs, and adapt plans accordingly
  • Willingness and ability to identify gaps, propose solutions, and take ownership of projects
  • This position requires some weekend and after-hours support and may require occasional travel

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