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Legal Technology Project Manager

Company: Skadden, Arps...LLP
Location: Washington
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Legal Technology Project Manager page is loaded Legal Technology Project Manager Apply remote type Hybrid locations Washington D.C. time type Full time posted on Posted 4 Days Ago job requisition id JR_1830 We invite you to review our current professional staff openings to learn about the opportunities available across the firm.
-About UsSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world's major financial centers. The Opportunity We are seeking an Legal Technology Project Manager to join our Firm. This position will be based in our Washington D.C. office (hybrid). The Legal Technology Project Manager leads and manages all aspects of discovery in litigation and regulatory matters using the Firm's legal technology solutions. This position provides consultative support and applies the Firm's electronic discovery best practices and project management strategies to manage cases efficiently and effectively.

  • Advises attorneys, paralegals and clients on electronic discovery best practices and consults on processes from collection through post-production tasks.
  • Liaises with internal case teams, clients, vendors and the Legal Technology staff to support matters throughout all phases of discovery and offers recommendations about design, processes and workflows, including drafting project specifications for vendors.
  • Maintains awareness of latest electronic discovery trends and assesses any impact they have on Legal Technology workflows.
  • Provides analyses and detailed feedback of ESI Protocols in consultation with attorney teams.
  • Identifies and articulates potential risks clearly and provides viable solutions regarding collection, processing, review and production. Addresses and handles risks and potential issues independently .
  • Assists with the vendor selection and engagement process by consulting with the Legal Technology management team and attorneys to ensure the Firm's vendor engagement procedures are followed, including the execution of agreements and conducting of security assessments. Provides attorneys with in-depth analysis of industry vendors, including service pros and cons and cost differences based on experience.
  • Participates in client preservation and collection discussions at the outset of a new matter.
  • Manages all aspects of collection, including identifying all sources and locations of electronically stored information.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging data sources and relevant considerations for collection and processing. Advises attorneys on best approaches for special data sources.
  • Manages all aspects of data processing, including coordinating with processing vendors, tracking custodians, reviewing search terms, providing date ranges, determining optimal deduplication methods and troubleshooting processing issues. Communicates detailed processing specifications and instructions to the vendor.
  • Manages all aspects of review, including setting up and designing the review database, access permissions, managed review providers and third-party vendors, and developing the review workflow.
  • Manages all aspects of document production preparation, including reviewing production specifications with attorneys for best practices and strategic considerations; insuring productions are consistent and conform to any subpoenas, ESI protocols, joint defense agreements, etc.; running full quality control checks against any proposed production sets in coordination with the Paralegal Discovery Team and working with attorneys to resolve any issues found; and coordinating timing and technical resources with Legal Technology Data Specialists to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Conducts quality checks on final production volumes and media, including productions prepared by external vendors.
  • Manages all aspects of post-production database work, including advising case teams on using databases to create privilege logs, setting up processes for deposition/interview preparation, setting up processes for identifying and reviewing potential trial exhibits including coordination with trial presentation personnel/vendor.
  • Provides end-user support and customer service to partners, co-counsel, case teams and clients throughout all phases of litigation and regulatory matters.
  • Participates in technical conferences with regulatory agencies and opposing counsel as needed.
  • Tracks progress of projects by maintaining and updating project files and documentation. Provides project updates to internal case teams and clients as needed.
  • Reviews and verifies vendor invoices to ensure costs are consistent with the work performed and with relevant matter budgets.
  • Develops recommendations, proposals, plans, cost estimates, budgets, procedures and specifications for new matters.
  • Provides advice to and mentors Legal Technology Project Coordinators.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications
    • Understanding of relevant Firm litigation support software as it pertains to hosting document reviews, preparing productions and performing advanced searches
    • Advanced understanding of all aspects of the EDRM and of electronic discovery best practices, trends and techniques
    • Familiarity with all forms of document production specifications including regulator-mandated formats and requirements negotiated with opposing counsel
    • Thorough understanding of analytics software, technology-assisted review and workflows and the ability to provide attorneys with their recommended use across all matter types
    • Extensive knowledge of basic litigation processes, including trial procedures
    • Proficiency with various electronic discovery platforms, including Relativity
    • Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
    • Ability to determine and articulate tailored solutions to electronic discovery issues throughout the EDRM
    • Advanced ability to provide upper-margin customer service
    • Advanced ability to articulate and document decisions clearly
    • Ability to interact with users of varying skill levels
    • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
    • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills
    • Excellent critical-thinking skills
    • Excellent project management skills and ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
    • Flexibility to travel.
    • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
      Experience/Education
      • Bachelor's degree.
      • Minimum of five years directly related experience in a litigation environment using technology to support litigation efforts, with specific emphasis on all phases of electronic discovery, as well as coding, scanning, document management and trial support. Culture & Life at Skadden
        What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff. Benefits The overall well-being of our team is important to us. We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life. -
        • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
        • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits.
        • Generous paid time off.
        • Paid leave options, including parental.
        • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
        • Robust well-being classes and programs.
        • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.For further details, please visit: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/employee-benefits Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.
          EEO Statement Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability, any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

          If you are having technical issues applying for a position, please contact your local internet service provider. Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require assistance or an accommodation during the process should contact Jennifer Lee at (212) 735-2073. Skadden EEO and Affirmative Action PolicySkadden EEO and Affirmative Action Policy Applicants Have Rights Under Federal Employment LawApplicants Have Rights Under Federal Employment Law In accordance with the Transparency in Coverage Rule, click here to review machine-readable files made available by UnitedHealthcare: Transparency in Coverage
          - EEO Statement Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability, any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.
          -Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require an accommodation during the process should contact Winnie Feng at (212) 735-3037.Skadden EEO and Affirmative Action PolicyApplicants Have Rights Under Federal Employment LawIn accordance with the Transparency in Coverage Rule,
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