Ballard Spahr offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and a generous paid time off program.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 173832
Ballard Spahr, a national law firm with 15 offices across the country has a Manager of eDiscovery Services opportunity available in the Philadelphia office. The chosen individual will work with personnel in all departments and offices to provide support in handling electronic data related to client projects. Responsible for internal and external marketing, training lawyers and paralegals, and understanding pricing of services. Monitors the workflow of eDiscovery Services team. Possesses a mastery of technical and administrative skills, assumes responsibility with minimal supervision, exercises initiative and sound judgment, demonstrates team leadership skills, and practices collaboration with firm employees in all offices.
Our Manager of eDiscovery will:
Work with our Client Value and Innovation Team to review market numbers and historical internal numbers to understand productivity levels and costs to make recommendations for pricing of services.
Continuously improve the performance and organization of the eDiscovery Services team and coordinate the recruitment, orientation and evaluation process.
Train lawyers and paralegals on utilization of software and on the handling of electronically stored information.
Supervise tracking systems for productivity of eDiscovery Services team and temporary reviewers, and preparing and distributing productivity reports and workflow projections.
Supervise the development and maintenance of standard procedures and best practices for handling electronically stored information collection, processing, review and production.
Supervise the negotiation and monitoring of rates for outsourced projects; and assist legal teams in quality control issues.
Work with attorneys and client technology personnel to evaluate scope of work and make recommendations to legal team on potential solutions and assist attorneys in developing budgets for projects involving electronically stored information.
Coordinate the evaluation, selection and implementation of technology solutions, investigate new technology solutions for handling electronically stored information and monitor and evaluate the performance of existing tools.
Act as liaison with Information Services personnel on the installation, testing and maintenance of software solutions.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey complex technical concepts in a simple and concise manner and well-developed organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years’ of highly technical and progressively responsible litigation support or related experience preferred; previous experience working in a law firm or legal environment preferred. Experience providing eDiscovery services and litigation support on complex and large cases involving complex eDiscovery challenges. Thorough understanding of the EDRM lifecycle and electronic discovery workflows. Experience and/or familiarity with enterprise information technology and various forms of electronically stored information (ESI), as well as the data privacy and cross-border impact of data transfers. Strong working knowledge of Relativity. Proficient in a wide range of technologies and knowledgeable as to eDiscovery industry "best practices" including an understanding of multiple tools and processes associated with large-scale complex eDiscovery response. Flexibility to work overtime as needed.
Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including women, people of color and members of the LGBTQAI+ community, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. In connection with this policy, we will require proof of vaccination. We believe this is the best way for us to fulfill our legal obligation to provide a safe workplace, which has been and continues to be a top priority as we manage the many challenges of the pandemic. If you have any questions regarding the firm’s vaccination policy, please contact our Human Resources Department at HRD@ballardspahr.com.
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Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.
Ballard Spahr LLP, a law firm with more than 600 lawyers in 15 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies and sponsored enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm combines a national scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. For more information, please visit www.ballardspahr.com.