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Posted: Thu Dec 21 2023

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Practice Technology & eDiscovery Project Manager

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Per Hour

Direct Hire

Our client, a top international mid-size law firm, is seeking a Practice Technology & eDiscovery Project Manager to join their team. In this hands-on role, you will provide eDiscovery consulting and technology support to case teams, including vendor management, database management, and project management. You will work directly with attorneys to manage projects, provide real-time updates, and make recommendations for workflow and data collection. Strong communication skills and a client-first attitude are essential. The ideal candidate will have experience in eDiscovery, preferably within a law firm, and be knowledgeable about current eDiscovery laws and regulations. Proficiency in Relativity and other eDiscovery platforms is required. This is a hybrid work environment located in either their New York or D.C. office. 

Job Summary:
In this role, you’ll join a team that assists attorneys, paralegals, and staff by playing a fundamental role in the work required to support the Firm's clients. This is a hands-on position and provides eDiscovery consulting and technology support to case teams, including vendor management, database management, eDiscovery project management and training.  You will report to the Director of PTED. As a PTED Project Manager, you will assess and support technology needs throughout all stages of the litigation or government investigation process. Strong communication skills and a clients’ first attitude are paramount in this role. Must be comfortable working directly with attorneys to manage projects, including providing real-time status updates and workflow and data collection recommendations. You will be responsible for the advanced technical and project management aspects of discovery, including the stages outlined in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model. To guide attorneys through the discovery process, you must possess knowledge of current Federal and State eDiscovery laws and rules. Additional knowledge of foreign country data privacy laws and regulations is a plus.
  • Coordinate with case teams to select, communicate with and manage Firm approved outside vendors for electronic discovery projects
  • Maintain tracking logs for data received, loaded to review platform(s) and/or produced, as well as data produced by opposing counsel and/or third parties
  • Prepare eDiscovery budgets in connection with data collection, data processing, data hosting and billable hours for Project Management

Essential Functions of Job:
  • Maintain Relativity databases as well as other eDiscovery Firm platforms
  • Train case team members on all supported eDiscovery platforms
  • Manage the Firm’s eDiscovery vendors

Qualifications and Experience Required Qualifications: 
  • Some years of eDiscovery experience
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Law firm experience
Education Preferred: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree
License and Certification Preferred: 
  • Relativity Certified Administrator
Computer/Software Knowledge Required: 
  • Relativity
  • UltraEdit
  • NotePad++
  • TextPad
  • Microsoft Outlook and Excel

  • CaseMap
  • TextMap
  • Legal Radius
  • CaseFleet
  • PageVault
  • X1 Social Discovery

Work Environment:
  • Current Firm policy is hybrid–working in the office a minimum of 3 days per week and working from home the rest of the week (subject to change)
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand

Travel Requirements 
  • Up to 10%, some travel may be required to other company offices and possibly to industry conferences
Expected salary for this exempt role is $125,000 - $165,000, commensurate with experience, training, skills, qualifications, and other market factors.

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