Global Practice & Litigation Support Specialist (3316)
Latham & Watkins LLP
July 30, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Full Time - Experienced
Information Technology (IT), Litigation Support, Operations
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Global Practice & Litigation Support Specialist to join our winning team, located in our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
The Global Practice & Litigation Support Specialist will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.
As a Global Practice & Litigation Support Specialist at Latham, you will provide a high level of support in the areas of litigation and transactional matters supported by the Practice Support Services (PSS) team within the Technology department. You will work on a variety of projects and provides advanced support to other members of the PSS team and members of the case teams on e-discovery document reviews, productions, as well as transactional deal rooms and other related client-matter projects while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
Working on technical projects of varying degrees of complexity, while ensuring those projects are completed on time and within specifications
Understanding and following current protocols and best practices in the areas of electronically stored information (ESI) processing, technology assisted review (TAR), and production
Providing training and support to attorneys, paralegals, staff, clients and external users on document review databases, as well as the firm’s practice support software and tools (e.g. Eclipse, CaseMap, Case Notebook, etc)
Displaying flexibility and an ability to quickly learn new software, tools, and workflows
Processing, converting, and validating data using IPRO eCapture, and various other tools
Identifying issues during data processing and/or preparing review or production databases and addressing issues and/or working with other team members to escalate to subject matter experts or software provider as appropriate
Making effective use of ancillary programs, such as text editors, spreadsheets, custom scripts/programs, batch files, databases and/or proprietary tools
Providing support to project managers and members of case teams for database uploads, search queries, e-mail threading, document review database analytics, creation of custom tags, review batches, data overlays, exports, batch-printing and reports
Assisting with administration, technical maintenance and archiving of the firm’s client-matter data
Providing backup support while colleagues are busy or out of the office, including some project management assistance and weekend or after-hours work
Keeping abreast of new technologies in the field of electronic discovery and document review, while working closely with the PSS management team to assess training and development needs
Assisting with the testing and implementation of new software products or upgrades
Participating in frequent conference and video calls to discuss and understand firm goals and strategies
Completing special projects on an as-needed basis
Promoting effective and professional work practices, works well on a team and shows respect for colleagues.
As a Global Practice & Litigation Support Specialist, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Global Practice Support Specialist must have basic understanding of e-discovery and the e-discovery reference model (EDRM), as well as solid basic understanding of database technology, including field types, analytics, indexing, and custom queries. Some familiarity with SQL is a plus. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are needed to troubleshoot a variety of symptoms, diagnose problems, and test, recommend, and implement solutions to problems. Basic knowledge and proficiency with at least one e-discovery (EDD) processing tool, such as eCapture, EnCase, Recommind, Relativity, etc. is desired.
An Associate’s Degree or equivalent is required. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Four (4) years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. A minimum of three (3) years of technical experience, preferably in a legal environment or at a vendor specializing in providing legal technology processing services is desired. Some travel and working overtime on weekends or after-hours may be required of this position.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ link.
Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.
Latham & Watkins LLP will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance.
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About Latham & Watkins LLP
Founded in 1934, Latham & Watkins is a full-service global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers in its offices in the world's major financial, business and regulatory centers. The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm's growth into one of the world's premier business law firms. With that growth, we have built internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, corporate, litigation and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering. Our lawyers, paralegals and professional staff throughout the world comprise a rich mixture of men and women of different races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, cultures and primary languages. We are strengthened enormously by this diversity, and our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity enables us to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to recruit and retain the best lawyers and create one of the world's leading law firms.