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Posted: Thu Jan 25 2024

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Director of Practice Technologies

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Per Hour

Direct Hire

Our client, a leading AmLaw firm, is seeking a Director of Practice Technologies to oversee the firm-wide eDiscovery, lit support, and practice technologies function. In this role, the Director will provide technology expertise and guidance to case teams, lit support staff, and firm clients, oversee the development of guidelines and best practices for practice technologies and electronic data discovery support, and partner with various teams to ensure optimal case data management. The ideal candidate will have significant progressive practice technologies and/or litigation support experience, advising on best practices and complex workflows, and expert-level knowledge of the litigation lifecycle and information management systems as well as the EDRM, with Relativity being a primary tool. Candidates should have demonstrated experience leading a team of direct reports and be passionate about career development. Additionally, this role should have experience managing a P&L and advising on client budgets. This is an excellent opportunity to lead a team and make a significant impact in a prestigious law firm. The position offers a hybrid work model with two days in the office in either the Baltimore or Washington, D.C. offices.

The Director will be responsible for:
  • Leading the firm-wide practice technologies function to ensure optimal services are provided to meet the needs of firm clients
  • Providing technology expertise, consulting services, and guidance to legal staff and firm clients; providing guidance and support for discovery matters
  • Overseeing development of guidelines, processes, best practices, and standard operating procedures for practice technologies and electronic data discovery support
  • Partnering with enterprise applications team, providing strategic, technical consultation and support to non-litigation lawyers and clients; partnering with data management, network, and information security teams to oversee case data management
  • Partnering with the Chief Technology Officer to coordinate contract and statement of work review process for all practice-related applications
  • Preparing annual Practice Technologies budget for application licensing, maintenance, data storage income, and expense and update cost; providing guidance to case teams and clients in budgeting processes
  • Participating on firm committees, task forces, and teams relating to practice technology training, communications, and support
  • Promoting and fostering positive relationships with departments, business units, and practice groups, creating improved technology alignment and capabilities

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • Significant progressive practice technologies and/or litigation support experience with overall leadership responsibility for management, operations, and employee management of the practice technologies, case management, trial support, eDiscovery, and/or litigation support functions within a law firm
  • Expert level knowledge of litigation and other practice-related information management systems, databases, case management, practice technology, discovery, and evidence management, and imaging management software and systems
  • Project management expertise to design, direct, and implement best practices and processes that minimize risk and maximize opportunities for the firm and its clients through the efficient and cost-effective processing of work
  • Strong goal-setting and strategic planning skills to support the evolution of practice technologies; aptitude for continuous improvement
  • Proven experience having a strong focus on client service and responsiveness for internal and external clients; ability to work in a consultative manner
  • A commitment to working collaboratively as part of a team and the ability to lead, influence, and motivate others
  • Ability to travel to other firm offices to attend meetings or provide support as needed

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