We are seeking an attorney to join Litigation Operations, a combined team covering electronic discovery, mobile forensics, data retention and disposition, and the Managing Attorney's office functions.
Tasks and responsibilities include: - Manage the quarterly legal reserves process, including liaising with the Finance Department and internal business stakeholders. - Advise internal and external counsel on complex discovery matters, including but not limited to data identification, collection, preservation and disposition; cross-jurisdictional privacy concerns; document review workflow; and eDiscovery technology and tools. - Liaise with other Firm business as well as infrastructure groups. Partner with Technology regularly with regard to data collection, firm systems, archives, etc. or for purposes of drafting affidavits or discovery responses. - Serve as the litigation department's main point of contact for internal and external auditors, the operational risk department, and regulatory reporting teams. - Supervise the Managing Attorney's intake and matter management and assignment process for subpoenas, levies & garnishments, arbitrations, litigations and regulatory matters. - Manage Outside Counsel relationships, including but not limited to negotiation of engagement letters, conflict waiver requests, fee / rate negotiations and requests for exceptions to the firm-s Outside Counsel Policy. - Draft and update Litigation Department policies and procedures. - Conduct trainings for internal clients with respect to legal reserves, mobile forensics, matter management, regulatory reporting and related issues. - Develop policies and best practices for complying with discovery and document retention / litigation hold obligations. - Develop and manage relationships with external legal support vendors in collaboration with other legal and business stakeholders. - Review and approve of firm participation in securities class action recoveries. - Other duties as assigned.
Minimum skills required: - J.D. degree - 5+ years of relevant legal experience with a focus on large-scale litigations, information governance, and regulatory matters. Ideally, the candidate has worked with financial industry clients. - Experience with eDiscovery, privacy laws, forensics and information governance technology and tools. - Highly organized and detail-oriented with strong communication, reasoning and interpersonal skills. - Experience managing a fast-paced workload while maintaining priorities and anticipating issues. - Experience applying good judgment and legal knowledge to problem solve by developing practical business solutions. - Program management and/or project management expertise. Ability to effectively lead a meeting or project with multiple stakeholders with varying perspectives. - Ability to deliver high quality output, with a focus on detail, accuracy and completeness (with minimal guidance). - Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work effectively with minimal direction. - Effective time management skills and ability to work under pressure; ability to prioritize work, handle multiple tasks and work both independently and in team settings. - Ability to work globally with distributed teams and personnel. - Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Sharepoint and IT systems generally. - Familiarity with discovery platforms (Relativity, Brainspace, etc.) and matter management/document management systems (iManage), a plus.