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eDiscovery Manager

Employer
Ashurst
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
IT, Other specialist roles, Risk Management, Project management
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

About Ashurst

Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history spanning more than 200 years. We are proud of our history and are future-focused, having expanded into new technologies through our NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and our consulting arm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing excellent standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions, and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit www.ashurst.com .

Division

Ashurst Advance

Practice Group

Advanced Solutions

Team

Ashurst Advance - Advance Solutions Central

Title

Manager - eDiscovery and Digital Services

Reporting to

Arjuna Guruge - Director, eDiscovery and Digital Services

Location

London, UK

Role overview

Ashurst Advance eDiscovery and Digital services provides dynamic solutions to our clients, focusing on three key areas of legal service delivery: people, process and technology.

We use market leading data interrogation and review technology platforms to provide cost efficient and defensible eDiscovery services across a range of different legal scenarios. Wherever possible, we adopt a 'follow-the-sun' approach to resourcing - ensuring matters and projects are supported across our Australian and UK offices.

As a result of our expanding eDiscovery offering, we are looking to hire an eDiscovery Manager in London. You will be part of a growing team providing cutting edge eDiscovery services to our clients and internal practice groups in the UK and EMEA and building a global service with our Australian eDiscovery team.

This role demands a proactive, solutions-oriented individual with a strong background in eDiscovery, excellent project management skills, and the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to a broad range of stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be adept at managing multiple priorities, driving innovation, and upholding the highest standards of data security and quality assurance.

What will you be doing?

  •  Project Management and Delivery: Oversee the streamlined and high-quality execution of eDiscovery projects, ensuring they align with the requirements of litigation, regulatory responses, investigations, and transactional work. This includes the strategic management of project timelines, resource allocation, and the delivery of outcomes that meet cost and quality expectations.
  •  Data collection and forensics: Conduct evidence collection conversations with clients, IT stakeholders, legal teams and manage and guide the collection of data from modern data sources, manage chain of custody and evidence tracking, across multiple matters.
  •  Ownership and Reporting: Assume full responsibility for multiple concurrent eDiscovery matters, directing the project lifecycle and coordinating with a diverse team. This entails the preparation of regular updates, cost projections, and the proactive escalation of potential issues to senior management.
  •  Financial Oversight: Monitor project expenses, ensuring alignment with initial estimates. Optimize team performance to maintain cost-effectiveness and provide timely financial reporting and revised estimates to senior management.
  •  Consultative Expertise: Employ a consultative approach to address complex eDiscovery challenges, offering expert advice to stakeholders on industry best practices and strategic solutions.
  •  Risk Management: Define project deliverables and identify potential risks throughout the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).
  •  Workflow Management: Administer Continuous Active Learning (CAL) workflows, guide legal professionals, validate process outputs, and compile comprehensive summaries of CAL project performance.
  •  Quality Assurance and Training: Establish and maintain rigorous quality control procedures spanning from document collection to final production. This includes the development and facilitation of training programs for eDiscovery team members, ensuring high standards of practice.
  •  Innovation and Technology Integration: Lead initiatives to evaluate and integrate new technologies, methodologies, and workflows, enhancing the eDiscovery process.
  •  Client and Legal Team Engagement: Advise on best practice and introduce innovative workflows and solutions to legal teams and clients, actively participating in client presentations and drafting communications for clients and senior stakeholders within the firm.
  •  Advanced eDiscovery Solutions: Design and implement document review frameworks utilizing AI technologies, including Continuous Active Learning and other analytical tools within the eDiscovery domain.
  •  Document Production Oversight: Manage document production schedules and ensure strict adherence to agreed-upon protocols, with a focus on time management and compliance.
  •  Data Security Interpretation: Interpret and apply data security standards to the management of eDiscovery services, ensuring the responsible and efficient handling of client data.
  •  Firm-Wide Support: Provide comprehensive support to attorneys across all practice groups within the firm, translating complex technical processes into understandable terms for a non-technical audience.

Time Management and Record Keeping: Maintain precise records of time spent on projects, accurately track project durations and milestones.

About you

  •  Minimum of 5 years eDiscovery experience, working in a professional services firm, law firm or government agency, including advising on forensic collection.
  •  Proven ability to troubleshoot technical and non-technical issues that arise during a project and assist in implementing simplistic and repeatable solutions.
  •  Excellent understanding of the legal framework of eDiscovery including exchange protocols and best practices across the full EDRM model.
  •  Proven record in using advanced eDiscovery tools, such as Continuous Active Learning, concept clustering, and search term analysis.
  •  Ability to oversee and support multiple eDiscovery matters, managing priorities and identifying efficient workflows.
  •  Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, solutions focused environment with strict deadlines.
  •  Excellent communication skills, specifically the ability communicate technical solutions to a non-technical audience in a clear and concise manner.
  •  An acute attention to detail, and ability to develop quality assurance practices into all facets of work.
  •  Good team player; works well as part of a small, multi-discipline team,
  •  Ability to assess, prioritise and where appropriate delegate requests.
  •  Proficient with multiple eDiscovery platforms such as Nuix Discover, Relativity and Reveal.
  •  Familiar with forensic collection tools such as FTK; Axiom, Cellebrite
  •  Preferred: experience of eDiscovery workflow practices in Australia as well as the UK.
  •  Tertiary qualifications in either Law, Computer Science, Commerce, or software engineering.
  •  Flexibility and willingness to undertake additional work outside of core hours when required.

Background checks

  •  In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Company

Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history spanning more than 200 years. We are proud of our history and are future-focused, having expanded into new technologies through our NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and our consulting arm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing excellent standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit  www.ashurst.com

Company info
Telephone
+44 20 7638 1111
Location
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
London
E1 6PW
GB

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