Staff Attorney - eDiscovery & Litigation Services

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 625 attorneys and over 1,000 total on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

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:

Consulting:

  • 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.

Document Production:

  • Advise case teams on document production options and best practices.
  • Collaborate with Taft Discovery Analysts on production specifications.
  • QC document productions.

 Requirements:

  • 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, acummings@taftlaw.com 


Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.