Taft is seeking a Staff Attorney to support our eDiscovery & Litigation Services team in any of Taft’s offices.
We are seeking a Staff Attorney with 3+ years of experience working as a dedicated eDiscovery Attorney, whose scope of responsibility extends beyond document review, to support our team in any of Taft's offices. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy — in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Promote Taft Discovery’s resources and capabilities to Taft attorneys and staff through training and cultivating relationships.
- Provide recommendations to the case teams and clients on discovery process improvements and opportunities to leverage advanced technologies for spend and risk reductions.
- Provide training on the technical and practical knowledge of the firm’s litigation based applications and best practices.
Document Preservation & Collection:
- Advise case teams on document preservation and collection obligations and strategies in accordance with Firm and industry best practices.
- Draft Litigation Hold Notices.
- Conduct document collection scoping interviews with clients.
- Interface with vendors and client IT departments to facilitate document collections.
- Collaborate with Taft Discovery Analysts on data collection, processing, and ingestion into Relativity.
Searching & Culling:
- Develop and advise case teams on strategies for culling collected data for review in accordance with Firm and industry best practices.
- Craft, revise, and test search terms for data culling and/or document review.
Document Review & Case Development:
- Advise case teams on conducting and implementing efficient and effective document reviews in accordance with Firm and industry best practices.
- Set up and implement QC searches and protocols.
- Train and supervise contract attorney review teams.
- Advise case teams on document production options and best practices.
- Collaborate with Taft Discovery Analysts on production specifications.
- QC document productions.
- Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor are required.
- 3+ years of experience as a dedicated eDiscovery Attorney not limited to document review.
- Knowledge of and experience with eDiscovery best practices and industry trends, including the Sedona Conference, EDRM, case law, and local court practices.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Relativity.
- Ability to successfully manage multiple, high-priority, complex matters simultaneously.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Ability to make sound decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment.
- Willingness to be flexible and adjust to a changing work environment.
- Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation.
- Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.
- Ability to work effectively with co-workers in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
- Excellent critical thinking, analytical and observational skills, in order to address key issues quickly and solve problems.
- A strong service orientation that always seeks the best way for internal and external clients to achieve their goals.
- Professional demeanor toward all contacts within and outside of the Firm.
- Genuine interest in and aptitude for eDiscovery.
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings, firstname.lastname@example.org
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.