Houston TX

Litigation Support Project Manager

CM Legal

Litigation Support Project Manager

General Statement of Duties:
The Locke Lord Litigation Support Department provides eDiscovery and Project ‎Management services to the Firm’s Litigation section utilizing proven tools and ‎technologies to assist with the collection, processing, review and TAR for client data. ‎The Litigation Support Project Manager manages the full litigation life-cycle, including eDiscovery and document ‎review.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Consult with attorneys, legal teams and clients to develop identification, ‎preservation, and collection protocols in connection with litigation and ‎regulatory administration matters
  • Assist legal teams with the development and implementation of effective data ‎culling, filtering and keyword strategies to reduce client materials to potentially ‎responsive materials
  • Assist legal teams with the development and use of data analytics and TAR‎
  • Support document review projects
  • Process, analyze and report metrics of large collections of data
  • Monitor and keep apprised of case law developments in eDiscovery and litigation ‎technology
  • Assist with the professional development and mentoring of other Litigation Support ‎Project Managers
  • Work closely with legal teams to assist in the setup and management of eDiscovery ‎databases for document review, analysis and production
  • Maintain documentation regarding collection of electronic data collected from ‎clients in connection with discovery obligations
  • Organize and prepare data for loading, processing review and production by the ‎technical team
  • Assist legal teams to apply AI and sampling methodologies to reduce the overall ‎cost of eDiscovery in dispute matters
  • Assist the Firm in training lawyers on the Firm’s eDiscovery and case management ‎platform
  • Help prepare legal teams for trial, including the use of courtroom technologies, ‎such as Trial Director, to load exhibits, depositions, and prepare video cuts to ‎play at trial
  • Prepare presentations and slide shows to help effectively educate jurors on case ‎specifics and themes
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree highly preferred
  • Certification by ACEDS (Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) or the ability to obtain certification within 1 year of hire date is required
  • ‎Minimum three years of e-discovery project management experience
  • ‎Strong knowledge of enterprise technology commonly used in ‎corporate IT departments and ‎email systems is preferred‎
  • Strong grasp and knowledge of litigation technology, continuous active learning (CAL) ‎methodologies and use of TAR strategies is preferred
  • ‎Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • ‎Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous projects with quality results
  • ‎Willingness to provide after hours, overtime, and weekend support as necessary
  • ‎Ability to work both as part of a team and independently with limited supervision
  • ‎‎Ability to work effectively under rigorous deadlines in high-pressure situations
  • ‎Ability to exercise good judgment in sensitive or stressful situations
  • ‎Excellent analytical, problem identification and resolution skills
  • Ability to run hot-seat for trials

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – None.

Work Environment – This position operates with a hybrid work from home and in-office schedule.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to ‎‎6:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand‎.

Travel – Little travel is expected for this position, but will be on an as-needed basis.

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