RIM & Discovery Attorney - Irving

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Job Description

This position supports the eDiscovery unit within the Law and Regulation Department and counsels on records and information management matters. The unit acts as an internal consultant and service provider for discovery matters through hands-on support to attorneys and legal staff in developing, implementing, and maintaining efficient, cost-effective discovery processes. It often serves as a liaison between the legal team, IT personnel, service providers, and records management personnel.

This position will assist in managing and directing eDiscovery operations, as well as provide advice and counsel for all phases of discovery and records management. It will also manage the company's subpoena response processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop discovery strategies
  • Provide advice and counsel related to matter-specific discovery issues, including preservation, collection, review, and production
  • Assist with custodian interviews and witness preparation
  • Provide advice regarding litigation hold processes and respond to process design questions
  • Monitor and review new developments related to discovery issuesPartner with the records and information mangement business client and teview and respond to miscellaneous records and information management questions
  • Review records retention schedules and provide legal requirements
  • Manage the company's subpoena response processes, including managing paralegals

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

  • Quick learner, self-starter, and able to lead in a team environment
  • Understanding of and experience with the litigation lifecycle and litigation legal issues, technology and analytics, including current electronic discovery technology, issues, and methods
  • Experience with specific discovery tasks such as drafting litigation holds, devising search terms, and establishing document review protocols
  • Comfort with data analytics and experience with technology assisted review including predictive coding.
  • Experience with Relativity and Fusion software preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership, professional development, and business acumen skills
  • Able to manage a team and work with and through others to complete highly complex projects, including organizing and prioritizing work
  • Ability to oversee multiple simultaneous projects with consistently high quality results
  • Ability to identify, develop, and implement opportunities for change including process improvements

Job Qualifications

  • Juris doctorate
  • 7+ years related experience
  • Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes and legal issues
  • Project management skills and law firm/vendor management experience preferred

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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