Fisher Phillips LLP, a national, labor and employment law firm, is seeking an experienced E-Discovery Project Manager for its Columbia, South Carolina office. Our range of experience enables us to bring efficient and practical solutions to today's labor and employment law problems. For more information about the firm, please visit us at our website at www.fisherphillips.com.
The E-Discovery Project Manager will support the firm’s E-Discovery Committee, E-Discovery Director, lawyers, and staff with E-Discovery and Litigation Support projects. This is a billable non-exempt position that reports to the Firm’s National Director of E-Discovery and would support Fisher Phillips offices primarily in the West coast time zones and others as needed.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
Execution of day to day E-Discovery project tasks. The role involves concurrently managing multiple projects of varying complexity while collaborating with attorneys, paralegals, and other members of E-Discovery team to ensure the successful completion of matters.
Communicate with E-Discovery Director, E-Discovery Committee and attorneys to provide project updates. Apply project management methodology, analysis, and process design knowledge to all tasks as well as coordinating and tracking daily progress from inception through completion including maintaining project documentation, files, data inventory and data disposition in project management database.
Assist attorneys and paralegals with various phases of discovery such as collections, preservation, review, production, archiving and forensic requests.
Ability to modify load files, process data, load data, execute productions, including data auditing and quality control.
Perform searching and utilize ECA and data culling techniques including the use of advanced analytics to legal teams.
Confer with service providers on creating and ensuring adherence to specifications for data collection, processing, and production and forensic work.
Administer, create, maintain, support, trouble shoot (front and back end) and provide training/support on litigation support applications and databases, particularly Relativity.
Identify, analyze and solve end user problems.
Resolve issues related to E-Discovery applications and database issues.
Periodically attends trials to provide technology support for the presentation of evidence and coordinates remote trial site set-up and support as needed.
Provide daily or immediate updates to the Director of E-Discovery and team regarding status of assigned cases or issues.
Ability to conduct group training sessions in E-Discovery technology.
In depth understanding of the Information Governance/Electronic Discovery Refence Model: IGRM/EDRM; E-Discovery concepts and technology (front end and back end) including data security concepts and PHI, PII; and preservation, collection and production of alternative and emerging data sources such as Slack and social media data.
Understanding of E-Discovery and forensic collections and analysis.
Understanding of predictive coding, CAL, TAR and other data analytic techniques.
Vast experience using Relativity (RCA) and various other litigation support platforms both for processing, review, productions and analytics.
Highly IT literate with solid experience using Excel, Access and other database products and data handling technologies including FTPs and text editors.
Time and project management skills and ability manage multiple concurrent, simultaneous projects and prioritize or shift tasks in a fast pace agile environment.
Strong attention to detail, ability to keep project documentation and communicate status updates timely.
A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience immersed in preferably an AM LAW litigation law firm and/or vendor environment providing litigation support project management to law firm clients.
Relativity experience required. RCA preferred. Must have other in-depth experience with the functionality and specifications of multiple processing and hosting platforms such as Relativity Processing, Catalyst, Law, and Nuix as well as familiarity with CaseSoft Suite (CaseMap, TextMap, TimeMap), LiveNote, MS Access, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Trial Director and Sanction. In addition to Ultra Edit, EnCase, FTK and Cellebrite reporting.
Strong attention to detail and quality control of communications and deliverables.
Ability to communicate and translate in writing or orally technical processes and solutions clearly and interface diplomatically with all personnel including non-technical audiences.
Ability to show initiative, ownership and follow up on projects without minimal direction.
Ability to utilize strong problem-solving skills and adaptability when faced with unique projects and tight timelines.
Ability to handle projects independently with minimal supervision but engage team for solutions or support.
Ability to follow instruction, SOPs, stay on task, complete assignments in a timely manner, and work cohesively within a team environment.
Certifications such as Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS); Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA); Project Management Professional (PMP) are highly desired.
No relocation costs. No calls, please.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
About Fisher & Phillips
Since 1943, the attorneys at Fisher Phillips have been committed to providing value to our clients. We do one thing - represent employers in labor and employment matters.
Our clients know their legal problems will be treated as business problems and that we strive to help them avoid legal problems. We believe the lawsuit that’s never filed is a better win for a client than a costly defense verdict.
Although skilled and tenacious advocates, our attorneys recognize that the most aggressive and expensive approach may not always be the best solution to a client's problem. We seek to identify the client's primary business objective, design a solution to fit the objective, and implement that solution in the most efficient manner possible.
By performing compliance audits, providing the right policies, procedures and training, and offering thoughtful advice and counsel, we assist clients in preventing employee claims and lawsuits, government investigations, and union organizing activity.
We’re in the client service business and know that many labor and employment problems arise without much warning and require an immediate response. We meet deadlines and provide plenty of adv...ance time where client review of documents is needed. And we communicate with our clients in plain English.
Founded in Atlanta,our attorneys practice before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in virtually every state.