Litigation Support Manager

Chicago, IL, IL 60601
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
PartTime/Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description


This position can sit in the Chicago, New York or Washington D.C. office


The Litigation Support Manager (LSM) is responsible for planning, managing and coordinating litigation support activities of the eDiscovery Support Services department as assigned by the Director or Litigation Support Sr. Manager. The LSM is responsible for all litigation support aspects of multiple complex matters as assigned by the Director or Litigation Support Sr. Manager. The LSM manages a team of project managers who provide litigation support activities to specific firm offices and functions as the lead liaison to firm lawyers for those offices. For every matter that employs litigation support tools and services, the LSM is responsible for oversight of the local litigation support team and serves as a secondary point of contact for case team attorneys, paralegals, litigation support team members and vendors involved with the case. This role also serves as the primary liaison between the litigation support project management team and the Winston Document Review Center (RC). As such, in conjunction with the RC, the LSM leverages a high degree of expertise in the use of Technology Assisted Review systems and technologies to plan and oversee large document review projects. Emphasis on real world experience using analytical tools for e-discovery is of significant importance to include use of: search term analytics, clustering/concepting technologies, near duping technologies and technology assisted review (Version 1.0 or 2.0). Experience in working with case teams to develop batching, review and coding strategies is also significant.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Serve as EDSS litigation support manager for designated firm offices or regions

· Oversee specific EDSS operational activities (work assignments, time collection, etc.) as assigned by the Director or Litigation Support Sr. Manager

· Plan and manage all litigation support activities associated with matters assigned by the Director or Litigation Support Sr. Manager

· Run project planning meetings for litigation teams determining requirements, schedules, deliverables and quality standards

· Develop litigation support service budget estimates and advise legal teams on issues affecting approved budgets and timelines

· Oversee the provision of eDiscovery services (collection, processing, hosting, review, and data production from internal and/or external repositories) to assigned offices or regions

· Plan and oversee quality testing of data deliverables including fielded data, metadata conversions and images

· Manage the timeliness of vendor services (if necessary) and monitor negotiated schedules and budgets

· Coordinate in-house technical data management activities such as data loading into database applications, image loading into imaging viewing applications, CD/DVD-ROM creation, building production subsets, and other database maintenance; assisting with analyzing and testing new versions of litigation support software; troubleshooting litigation support applications and databases if necessary

· Provide operational briefings to the Director or Litigation Support Sr. Manager

· Plan and manage other projects as assigned

Job Requirements

Must be specifically listed on resume in order to be considered for this position.

· A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required

· 5+ years of managerial experience in a large litigation support environment required


· Extensive experience in the use of Technology Assisted Review tools and technologies

· Extensive knowledge of EDRM workflows

· Experience with Relativity, NUIX, Brainspace, CaseMap, Sanction and SQL Database technology is preferred

· Experience with electronic discovery processing systems and ECA tools is a major plus

· Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to advise all levels of personnel on complex technical issues

· Strong organizational skills

· Effective interpersonal skills to work with all levels of personnel

· Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment working under strict deadlines

· Flexibility to work overtime on short notice and ability to travel is necessary

Clearance of firm standard background check required.

We value diversity in our workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled