Nationwide Consultant, Litigation Technology & eDiscovery in Columbus, Ohio

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Position will be responsible for providing comprehensive Litigation Technology support and consultation within the Discovery Management Unit relevant to pending discovery requests for litigation and regulatory inquiries.

Duties/Requirements specific to these jobs:

•Discuss case-specific needs and use of software program(s) with attorney(s) and client(s).

•Develop case-specific database(s) to facilitate the retrieval of documents in preparation for document productions, depositions, and trial.

•Review documents and data to prepare instructions for processing, data conversion, and load files needed for the selected database solution.

•Work with outside vendors (or in-house personnel) to have documents scanned ("OCR'd"), for full-text transfer and review within software program, and/or imaged for review within software environment.

•Work with ESI outside vendors (or in-house personnel) to have electronic data collected, processed, and loaded into a database platform in preparation for review, production, depositions, and trial.

•Work with ESI outside vendors and attorneys to determine case needs and implementation of analytic and technology assisted review (TAR) tools to assist in review and production of large volumes of electronic data.

•Conduct automated searches in various database platforms to prepare for document productions, depositions, hearings, and trial.

•Manage document review projects by working with a team of vendors, attorneys, and paralegals to review documents in a database platform in preparation for production, and coordinate the preparation of documents to be produced in accordance with discovery deadlines and format requirements.

•Assist attorneys and paralegals in creating and developing case- or client-specific databases.

•Based upon needs of all personnel, create training manuals for each software program used.

•Prepare and conduct computer training sessions for attorneys and paralegals.

•Advise on the purchase and maintenance of litigation support software.

•Maintain documentation/information about hardware/software uses and available technology; attend continuing education programs about available and future technology.

•Work well with others as part of a team.

Job Description

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Sr. Consultant, Litigation Technology.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for technical and project management aspects of discovery and litigation support projects, including the stages outlined in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, e.g., identifying, preserving, collecting, processing and producing electronically stored information.

  • Under the guidance of DMU counsel, apply knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to perform all aspects of litigation support work in alignment with legal requirements and strategy.

  • In cooperation with DMU counsel, consult on data management including,data collection, manipulating raw data, manipulating load files and/or loading new or edited data/images into litigation technology applications.

  • In cooperation with the Sr. Consultant, Litigation Technology, DMU Counsel and DMU Project Manager, coordinate the formation of contract review teams and oversee all aspects of electronic discovery projects with varying complexity and scope, to include, providing consultation and recommended options for:

  • Project approach and workflow

  • Cost estimates

  • Database design

  • Guidelines and procedures to ensure efficient work production

  • Quality control standards

  • Act as technical resource for data productions from initial communications with legal team/business unit to identify the data to be produced to the preparation of the deliverable and managing the produced data.

  • Support Sr. Consultant, Litigation Technology and DMU Managing Counsel in the selection and relationship management with vendors to ensure proper data management.

  • Tracks all case-related activity utilizing project management tools and matter management/matter and data management systems. Maintains proper chain of custody for all electronic data and media.

  • Develops and provides one-on-one or legal team training for litigation technology applications as needed, including, developing and teaching litigation technology classes to internal staff or outside counsel.

  • Troubleshoot litigation technologies and databases, including load file manipulation and installing litigation support software when necessary

  • Advise DMU and expanded legal teams on emerging litigation support technologies.

  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience: Typically, five to seven years in legal and/or technology field

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:Knowledge to assist the Discovery Management Unit in gathering information, coordinating and managing e-discovery projects relevant to pending discovery requests and regulatory inquiries.Polished professional with a positive mindset, ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, maintain confidentiality and effectively communicate with co-workers at all levels.Strong organization and interpersonal skills, accurate, detail oriented, proactive and team player. Experience having oversight for project teams performing discovery reviews or similar functions. Strong knowledge of litigation applications and discovery processes and technologies, including eDiscovery and the EDRM Model. Strong understanding of the entire litigation support process and substantial document control and case management experience.Knowledge of insurance and financial services industry a plus. Strong analytical, project management, communication and writing skills are essential. Approaches new needs or problems creatively to provide effective support and solutions. Ability to prioritize within a limited time frame. Ability to deal with stress associated with a fast paced, deadline driven work environment. Willingness to be available as required for projects during business off-hours.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

Job Conditions:

Overtime eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment, negligible travel. Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project needs.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the job to performs a somewhat different combination of duties.

Evaluation Activity: CSB 1/2/19

Additional Job Description

Position Grade: G3


Job ID: 55032