Nashville TN
Legal

Director of Litigation Support

CM Legal

Director of Litigation Support 

Job Description
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage global LS program and team of ~7 project managers and discovery engineers
  • Coordinate effectively with eDiscovery review attorneys and attorney managers
  • Develop, implement and refine strategic plans and best practices for providing effective case management services to the firm’s clients;
  • Develop, implement and refine best practices and roles for all phases of LS including planning, budgeting, data management and reporting tools
  • Identify, implement and refine relevant technology and workflow steps to effectively support the Litigation Department and related practice groups involved in data-intensive projects; recommend and advocate for practices and systems that are consistent across offices and in line with the business goals of the firm, LS and eDiscovery strategic plans
  • Manage internal technology infrastructure and provider relationships to support litigation and eDiscovery tasks
  • Interface with outside counsel law firms, clients, and external service providers to streamline data collection/filtering/processing/hosting/producing and maintain master repository of case-related activities and deliverables
  • Maintain appropriate chain of custody and other documentation throughout the lifecycle of matters in accordance with accepted protocols
  • Participate actively in ongoing litigation support operations, including, as needed, data processing, search and analysis, migrations, cataloging, productions, etc. 
  • Develop and provide training for case teams on litigation support and eDiscovery tools and technology
  • Monitor and research emerging litigation support and eDiscovery technology tools and processes in accordance with best practices
  • Provide technical and strategic litigation support and eDiscovery guidance to case teams, outside counsel, discovery stakeholders, and cross-functional partners
  • Oversee litigation support technology vendors and tools, and relationships with internal information technology, data security, applications development and other relevant functional groups
  • Manage confidential information with professionalism and unquestionable integrity, and collaborate to ensure proactive and robust data security
  • Communicate, market, and promote the firm's LS services and products; maintain and support the firm's market-leading eDiscovery reputation; identify and pursue relevant market opportunities
  • Maintain firm established billable rates and pricing structures
  • Develop and manage annual department budget

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; JD preferred
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Business, or other technical field preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in a litigation support/forensics role within a corporate, law firm, government agency, or consulting environment with experience leading teams across multiple offices required, including:
  • Experience supervising and leading litigation technology teams
  • Experience with document preservation and collection from common corporate platforms and cloud-based  repositories
  • Experience with LS technologies for data processing, analyzing, and review
  • Experience working cross-functionally and communicating technical content to non-technical and non-legal  audiences
  • Experience evaluating, contracting, and supervising LS and eDiscovery technology vendors
  • Direct experience with MindsEye/TunnelVision (Reveal), Opus2, Axcelerate, ReadySuite, Concordance, SQL preferred

 

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