Litigation Support Analyst

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with more than 450 attorneys and 800 employees firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

We are currently seeking a Litigation Support Analyst to join Taft’s Cincinnati Litigation team.

The ideal candidate will have approximately 3-6 years of experience.

The Position

Under limited supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, the Litigation Support Analyst provides firm-wide support on litigation case databases, as well as litigation software and systems utilized by the firm. The Litigation Support Analyst is responsible for managing all requests, as they relate to litigation support products and services, according to the policies, procedures and guidelines. This position works in a fast-paced team environment, to accomplish tasks in the most accurate and efficient manner. The Litigation Support Analyst must have strong verbal and written communication, and the ability to listen and interpret instructions clearly and effectively. Excellent attention to detail and procedure are required. This position works in concert with other members of the firm to support litigation technologies and provide excellent customer service within the firm environment.

Essential Functions

  • Builds, maintains and supports electronic case databases using Relativity and Lexis Law PreDiscovery programs.
  • Examines electronic data sets for content, organization and volume, and assists with the proper handling and storage of client data.
  • Receives, processes and loads data using prescribed applications and procedures in accordance with case specific instructions communicated by members of the firm-wide Litigation Support Department, and others in the firm.
  • Produces data in accordance with established workflows and best practices, following case specific instructions as communicated, and assists with the sharing of data with related and opposing parties as needed.
  • Performs necessary and appropriate quality control and verification of all assigned tasks for accuracy and consistency.
  • Maintains a record of actions, utilizing the Project Management Application, allowing for the identification and tracking of data during all phases of the data lifecycle, from receipt to archival, as applicable.
  • Performs miscellaneous tasks as assigned, including but not limited to, data media duplication and auditing, imaging, spreadsheet manipulation, image and native file printing.
  • Assists members of the firm with basic and advanced end-user functionality during all phases of the e-discovery process.
  • Ensures security of all data by tracking the custody and control of data within the project management software, and storing data in accordance with firm department policies and procedures.

Competencies

  • Proficient in the use of Relativity, version 9.4 or above is required.
  • Proficient in the use of Lexis LAW PreDiscovery is required.
  • Proficient in standards of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).
  • Familiar with the principles of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS).
  • Analytical thinking, judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment and work under a high level of mental effort and strain to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Willingness to work non-standard shifts, including mornings, evenings and weekends, in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours per week, and maintain an irregular work schedule, is often required.
  • Personal effectiveness & credibility, collaboration and teamwork is required.
  • Thoroughness & attention to detail while working efficiently and effectively.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, staff and others on the telephone, in person, and in writing.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings, acummings@taftlaw.com.

Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not, and will not, unlawfully discriminate in hiring or in any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Taft’s EEO representative is Pamela Krivda, Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer, 65 E. State Street, Suite 1000, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4213.  Email address:  pkrivda@taftlaw.com