Under the direction of the Litigation Technology Supervisor, the Litigation Support Senior Analyst provides advanced support to the firm's clients and case teams. Their functions include e-discovery consulting, project management and technology training for all stages of the litigation process. This position works independently on medium to large sized/complex matters, and delegates tasks to the junior members of the team. The Litigation Technology Senior Analysts will be responsible for implementation of litigation applications and technology based solutions. Availability for overtime and flexibility for travel are required.
Consult with case teams to assess and support technology needs throughout all stages of litigation process.
Responsible for the advanced technical and project management aspects of discovery, including the stages outlined in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model.
Interact with client’s General Counsel and IT department in order to identify potential relevant data sources and execute plan to collect from these sources.
Provide case teams with guidance and recommendations regarding the selection of outside vendors. Act as liaison between the case team and vendor throughout the project.
Act as e-discovery project manager. Develop recommendations, plans, cost estimates, budgets, procedures and specifications for case-specific projects. Provide consultation and project management services to case teams regarding database design and e-discovery workflow, including guidance on the use of technology assisted review (“TAR”) and data analytics.
Develop and provide technology related training and document review workflow processes to case teams and the litigation technology department.
Provide consultation on trial support services to case teams, on-site and courtroom technology, on-site support and trial presentation services.
Develop and provide one-on-one or case team training for litigation technology applications and courtroom technology as needed. Develop and teach litigation technology classes in the attorney and staff training programs. Prepare training materials and related documentation.
Serve as a mentor to and provide leadership and training for Litigation Support Analysts and Technicians. Work with junior staff members to delegate work assignments.
Comply with department and firm administrative procedures and policies.
Assist with firm and departmental projects as needed and perform other work-related duties as assigned.
Stays current and advises case teams on cutting edge data minimization solutions including the use of TAR technologies and data analytics.
Responsible for working on client, firm and department related projects for 1600 hours per year, with a minimum of 1200 hours billed to client-related work.
Able to maintain strict confidentiality of the firm's internal and personnel affairs.
Able to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of personnel, including attorneys, paralegals clients, vendors, and technical support personnel.
Able to learn new skills as technology changes.
Possesses strong oral and written communication skills.
Possesses excellent attention to detail and follows through on deliverables.
Able to utilize judgment to make sound, justifiable recommendations and know when and to whom to escalate issues.
Able to be a proactive self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context.
Flexible and able to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
Able to work under tight deadlines, carry out multiple related activities simultaneously and prioritize appropriately.
Team-oriented and able to share information, goals and opportunities.
Able to effectively work in a multi-office organization and a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
Able to travel nationally and internationally, often on short notice.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of litigation support experience.
Requires excellent organization, project management and communication skills.
Must have advanced knowledge of litigation applications and discovery processes and technologies, including e-discovery, advanced understanding of the entire litigation support process and substantial document control and case management experience.
Experience working with vendors on pricing proposals and project management.
Requires experience with data analytics, TAR and experience with litigation support applications such as Relativity, Concordance, LiveNote, CaseMap, Sanction, ASPs, or other automated discovery tools.
Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. The above job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. Firm management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.
Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients’ critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals. These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong... Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
We are a contemporary firm that can bring more than 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s global, 24/7 business environment. Our collaborative approach gives our clients—which include many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions—ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.
With an international presence, we focus primarily on the asset management, technology, life sciences, health care and real estate industries. Our clients include global industry leaders, financial institutions, investment firms, private equity firms, hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions and individuals.
We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, business and securities litigation, government enforcement, antitrust, and privacy and data security.
A key element of the firm’s strategy is an intensive focus on business development. There is significant upside potential in the platform both through expanding and broadening existing relationships as well as attracting new clients. Key aspects of that drive will include client-level planning and execution processes, traditional law firm marketing, and development of partners’ capabilities with respect to all aspects of client acquisition and relationship development.
Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.