Job Description: The eDiscovery Counsel supports all U.S. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati offices in advising case teams on eDiscovery issues in connection with litigation, investigations, and regulatory inquiries. The position will assist with the development and implementation of eDiscovery strategy, initiatives and protocols, and will work as part of case teams. This is an opportunity to be closely embedded with a practice group and its clients, spearheading the eDiscovery efforts for teams and managing internal and external document review teams firm wide. This position requires in-depth litigation knowledge, outstanding oral and written communication skills and experience managing time sensitive matters in a demanding, fast-paced environment. Experience building and managing teams with eDiscovery capability is essential. Search firm agency submissions will not be accepted for this position. This position is located in Palo Alto, CA.
Essential Functions • Prepare and execute discovery strategies • Conduct client interviews and oversee information gathering • Advise clients regarding eDiscovery and preservation issues • Represent clients in high-stakes litigation with respect to eDiscovery issues, including written discovery, meet and confers, depositions and court hearings • Manage attorneys in document review teams • Participate in document review activity as appropriate • Identify, select, and prepare witnesses to testify regarding preservation and discovery compliance issues • Work with outside vendors on eDiscovery services • Design, document, and execute litigation eDiscovery management processes and procedures • Collaborate with internal eDiscovery team to jointly expand services • Supervise and train attorneys in area of eDiscovery
• J.D. from an accredited law school and current bar admission
• Minimum five (5) years’ experience working on large, complex eDiscovery matters at a top tier law firm or fortune 500 corporation
• Deep understanding of current eDiscovery jurisprudence, eDiscovery processes, and current and evolving eDiscovery technologies