The eDiscovery Specialist II works directly with Nixon Peabody legal teams and clients to facilitate the eDiscovery process for complex litigation and government investigations. The specialist must have a comprehensive technical background along with keen attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and the ability to manage multiple complex projects at once. Exceptional communication skills are essential. The specialist will consult with legal teams and clients to design and execute workflows for efficient preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information (ESI).
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Provide guidance, recommendations, and development of search terms and use of search term methodologies to optimize search term results related to ESI.
Design and implement document databases/indexes, transcripts, and images in Firm review applications such as Relativity and similar litigation technology applications.
Troubleshoot database errors in electronic review tools.
Assist with the implementation of filtering, culling, tagging, and loading of ESI
Subject matter expert for all technology phases of litigation, eDiscovery, vendor management, pre-trial and trial technology support.
Apply TAR and other advanced analytics tools to datasets.
Work with local and or regional NP attorneys to define future technology requirements for litigation and other firm practice groups.
Establish and manage internal databases for the review and analysis of electronic data.
Provide tactical support of all legal applications.
Manage, track, report and reconcile client media/data.
Manage and complete chain of custody documentation.
Manage maintenance of logs/inventories.
Coordinate transfer/processing of media/data.
Provide review set-up and support (coordinating with review team, IS, vendor, etc.)
Perform quality control, e.g. productions, data loading and chain of custody.
Exceed partner, associate, paralegal expectations related to case preparation and management.
100% client satisfaction (internal and external) on an individual and team basis.
Annual billable utilization – 1200 billable hours
100% Time Reporting
Exchanging information with others inside and outside the department in a timely, tactful and precise manner.
Able to effectively translate technical environments, tools and controls to case teams so that they are able to create and tailor the electronic discovery process making it strategic, risk adverse and is cost effective.
Performs other duties as assigned
4-6 years of combined experience in Electronic Discovery, Litigation Support, IT, Project Management and/or Legal Assistance.
Certification and in depth working knowledge in one of more of the following technologies, Relativity, CaseMap, dtSearch, Brainspace.
College Degree or equivalent work experience for a law firm or service provider
Proactive, possess strong communication skills and is able to effectively and positively work with others
Excellent problem solving skills.
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision. Flexibility in work scheduled (after hours support) required
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office especially MS-Excel and MS-Word.
Working knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)
Demonstrate proficiency in Nixon Peabody’s Litigator’s Tool Box applications. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft and Citrix technology required
Must have the ability to deal with a multitude of projects and / or problems, including complex issues that require collaborative efforts between users, NP IT support and vendors to ensure a timely response or resolution.
Ability to communicate effectively with clients, associates, partners, supervisors, vendors and staff in a professional manner.
Flexible and open to working with different personalities and people with varied technical capabilities.
Possesses critical thinking skills throughout the electronic discovery process, proactively identifying potential problems and impeding potential issues.
Seeing priorities and following instructions; Asks for assistance when necessary
Nixon Peabody is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Disability/Female/Gender Identity/Minority/Sexual Orientation/Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.