Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP is currently accepting applications for an eDiscovery and Litigation Technology Specialist to serve as the Firm’s eDiscovery specialist in our Washington, DC office. Significant room to take initiative and play an impactful role in continuing to build our successful and growing firm. This role will report to the Director of eDiscovery and Litigation Support Technology.
Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP brings together a high-stakes, cutting-edge litigation practice and a pioneering public interest practice in one modern and progressive law firm. Kaplan Hecker’s highly experienced lawyers serve clients across a wide range of matters, including commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and complex regulatory and securities cases. The Firm balances its commercial practice with a groundbreaking commitment to the public interest. From suing the white supremacists who organized the violence in Charlottesville, to co-founding the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to connect those who have experienced workplace sexual misconduct with legal and public relations support, Kaplan Hecker has placed public service at the center of its practice with notable results.
We have experienced tremendous success and growth since our founding in 2017, and now seek smart, driven, and talented applicants to join our growing team.
• Serve as the primary eDiscovery point person in the Washington, DC office, providing logistics support and technical troubleshooting. • Provide additional remote eDiscovery support for the New York office. • Support case teams’ litigation technology needs within all phases of the EDRM. • Directly manage outside eDiscovery vendors (review contracts, provide pricing, discuss and scope projects, troubleshoot when issues arise). • Organize eDiscovery databases (Relativity, Everlaw, Reveal, Brainspace, Opus2, TrialDirector, etc) and make recommendations for efficiency and best practices. • Maintain technical documentation on matters where necessary (collection log, document processing and exceptions logs, decision logs, and document production logs). • Be a passionate advocate for analytics and automation. • Remain current in trends in eDiscovery and litigation support, and regularly survey and implement best practices in these areas.
Education and Experience: You have at least 3 years of relevant experience, e.g., in a litigation-specific role at a law firm. J.D. and/or eDiscovery certification—e.g., Certified E- Discovery Specialist (CEDS) or Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/U)—preferred but not required.
Knowledge: You have an exceptional working knowledge of eDiscovery and litigation case-management principles, extensive familiarity with ESI Protocols and other data delivery or discovery exchange guidelines (SEC, DOJ, CFTC, FINRA, etc.), fluency with structured load files and the technical specifications for processing and producing documents in legal matters and are tech-savvy.
Confidentiality: You must be able to adhere to Firm policies regarding the protection of confidential data and demonstrate sensitivity to (and good judgment in connection with) confidential attorney, personnel, and Firm matters.
Flexibility: You are flexible to be available after hours to assist with eDiscovery and case- management issues and questions. You are comfortable in an environment where your responsibilities may vary from day to day. You demonstrate a "no job too big, no job too small" attitude, and take a collaborative, team-focused approach to rejuggling priorities and contributing to tasks across the Firm.
Clear Communication and Attention to Detail: You express yourself clearly and concisely, always highlighting the most important information. You proactively communicate the status of your work and share updates with colleagues when necessary. You ensure that your work is mistake free.
Ownership, Initiative, and Teamwork: You take ownership of your projects and follow through on their completion. You proactively anticipate, communicate, and work to independently resolve obstacles you encounter in your work. You possess a strong customer-service orientation and ability to work well within a team.
Organization and Project Management: You are comfortable balancing tasks of varying levels of urgency and complexity and work well under pressure with tight deadlines.
Mission Orientation: You are enthusiastic and passionate about our commitment to civil rights and public interest law. You thrive when your work is connected to purpose.
In addition, the successful candidate will be based in the Washington, DC area or willing to relocate.
To apply for the eDiscovery and Litigation Technology Specialist role, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.