Who we are
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise across the spectrum of legal matters including high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions, contentious matters and all aspects of risk. We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.
We are always on the lookout for new ways of working, and new ways of adapting the most advanced technologies to make the way we work the most efficient and most effective for our clients and Associates.
We are now offering the opportunity to become part of our dynamic e-Disclosure team, with responsibility for identifying and implementing this technology on a day to day basis.
At Slaughter and May, with over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone's contribution is valued, and we all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive environment. We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader To support our employees in achieving their professional development objectives, we offer an unrivalled variety of learning and development opportunities to everyone, as well as a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. In light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the firm has evolved a new hybrid approach to working, which sees our people working between their respective remote environments and our prestigious Headquarters at One Bunhill Row, in the heart of the City of London.
Would you like to join one of the world’s most prestigious law firms?
We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional, engaging individual to join us as an e-Disclosure Project Manager.
Our Disputes and Investigations (DI) and Competition groups have an outstanding international reputation. We have an impressive client base, which includes leading financial institutions, global corporates, governments and international organisations. We handle a wide range of civil disputes and proceedings as well as allegations involving white-collar crime and criminal proceedings arising in a corporate context. We act in complex, high value, multi-jurisdictional litigation, arbitrations and mergers in the United Kingdom and abroad.
The DI and Competition groups are made up of over 20 Partners, 100 Associates and 30 Trainee Solicitors. Each group is supported by Practice Support, Knowledge and Innovation, Business Development and Project Management teams.
Sitting alongside these fee earning legal teams is a Legal Operations unit. The unit consists of a Paralegal Team, a Document Review Team (whose size depends on the volume of work being undertaken) and an Evidence Review Management Team.
At the heart of this unit is the eDisclosure Team.
At Slaughter and May we have access to the most advanced technology, a variety of review platforms and the support of some of the best eDisclosure Service Providers in the market.
Broadly speaking, we leave our Service Providers to deliver on the left and right side EDRM. What we seek is intelligent, inquisitive and experienced eDisclosure professionals to lead on central EDRM. We will assume you are able to supervise and quality control the collection, processing and production phases executed by the Service Providers; but what excites us, and what we hope excites you, is the use of advanced analytics and AI alongside intelligent and bespoke review processes to properly interrogate large electronic data sets.
You will work closely alongside our Associates, Review Management Teams and Service Providers to deliver effective, efficient and defensible document reviews, and to take forward and advise on the investigation of material within electronic data sets. In these tasks you will act a trusted adviser to our Associate and Evidence Review Teams, being treated as an integral part of the case teams. We expect you to be able to provide clear, consistent and robust advice, and to be able to lead case teams (and clients) through the complexities of advanced review.
You will need have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work within a multi-skilled, diverse team. This is a role that requires much more than an enthusiasm for technology. We are looking for people who can work within a team, and you will be required to take the lead in the planning, structuring, monitoring and delivery of e-Disclosure projects.
We are open to discussing this as a permanent, a fixed-term contract or a temp-to-perm opportunity.
The key responsibilities of this role are set out below and there may be others which are not listed.
Deliver forward thinking services to the Disputes and Investigations, Competition, and, increasingly, Corporate groups;
Work collaboratively with Associates and the e-Disclosure team to deliver the very best service, utilising technology and advanced review processes to deliver efficiencies and increased service quality
Working with e-Disclosure Service Providers to ensure they are providing access to advanced technology and delivering a premium quality service
Proactively identify areas where technology can or must be used and successfully implement these into matters
Project manage and lead on e-Disclosure projects, be accountable for the successful delivery of the projects
Work with paralegals in creating and managing project documentation
Candidates for this position:
Require significant experience in the use of electronic document review platforms and a thorough understanding of the review features within such platforms
Must be able to work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders to deliver effective solutions
Must have the ability to build strong business relationships with internal and external
Work with colleagues to provide frontline technical and operational support for document review and data management platforms
Provide document review platform support to fee earners, including the delivery of user training, building database searches, document review workflow administration, and review progress reporting
Manage and QC document productions, incl. exchange of documents and data with opposing parties or regulators
Work collectively and collegiately with a team of e-Disclosure specialists and paralegals
Review and recommend technology solutions that may benefit the firm contacts and the resilience to deal with demanding individuals
Require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, (written, spoken and presentational), including strong influencing skills. Ability to express views clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
Require experience of working in a diverse team whilst fostering an inclusive team culture
Show that they have excellent proven organizational skills, with the ability to multi- task, keep calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines