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The Chicago, San Francisco or Seattle offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP has an incredible opportunity for an experienced Attorney to join its market-leading eDiscovery and Information Governance practice. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience litigating and managing eDiscovery issues in complex litigation, as well as familiarity in areas of law and compliance associated with records retention, data privacy, cyber security, digital forensics, computer science, and/or information technology. Must be admitted to the state bar of your resident office (or be eligible to waive in.)
Duties will include development and execution eDiscovery litigation strategy, including ESI preservation and collection plans, negotiation of eDiscovery protocols and orders, leading eDiscovery meet and confers, responding to discovery requests, drafting pleadings related to eDiscovery litigation, defending and taking discovery-related depositions, analysis of complex evidentiary data sets and issues, managing vendor relationships, and development and management of document review strategy including the use of eDiscovery AI, analytics and predictive technologies. Opportunities and duties also include counseling clients on information governance issues, such as legal hold and preservation processes, information management and records retention, data privacy, and cyber security.
Our Litigation Department of more than 170 lawyers across the firm's global platform offers a full-service litigation practice, with specific practice areas in commercial litigation, consumer financial services litigation, product liability, bankruptcy, class action defense, construction, eDiscovery, government contracts, trade secrets, computer fraud and non-competes, intellectual property, and securities. We are regularly recognized in these practice areas in national and regional rankings by Chambers, The Legal 500, U.S. News & World Report: Best Lawyers, and BTI Consulting Group.
Our drive for excellence leads us to seek out better ways to work with our clients and each other. We have been first-to-market on many legal service delivery innovations and we continue to break new ground with our clients every day. This long history of excellence and innovation has created a culture with a sense of purpose and belonging for all. In turn, our culture drives our commitment to the growth of our clients, the diversity of our people, and the resilience of our workforce.
- 3+ years of experience in eDiscovery and information governance within a law firm, consulting advisory firm, or corporate management function.
- Excellent, effective, and persuasive written and verbal communication skills.
- Exceptional presentation, organizational, and project management skills.
- Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Motivation to learn and understand technology, effectively discuss those issues with technically skilled individuals, and convey findings and impacts for people without technology experience.
- Proficiency in the use of eDiscovery platforms such as Relativity, Everlaw, NexLP, Brainspace, Disco, etc. and general familiarity with forensic tools such as Axiom, FTK, and EnCase.
- Strong experience with records retention and data privacy.
- Ability to manage a fast-paced workload while maintaining priorities and anticipating issues.
- Good judgment and the ability to apply legal knowledge to problem solve by developing practical business solutions.
- Strong research skills and knowledge of eDiscovery jurisprudence.
- Experience working in and with remote teams and the commitment and interpersonal skills to succeed in a collaborative and team environment.
- Admission to the state bar of your resident office (or be eligible to waive in).
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
We provide competitive salary and benefits at all levels. In addition, we provide comprehensive training, CLE initiatives, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management.
We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign, Working Mother magazine, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 4.0+ certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.
MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:
With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.
Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the following link: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf.
Seyfarth is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
The salary range for this role is $140,000 - $310,000. This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. An employee's pay within the salary range will be based on numerous factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, experience, skills, geographic location and business or organizational needs. This job is also eligible for an annual merit increase and bonus pay.
We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k).
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This position may be based in Chicago, IL 60606.This position may be based in San Francisco, CA 94105. This position may be based in Seattle, WA 98104.
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