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Paralegal - Complex Commercial Litigation The candidate will support attorneys in a complex commercial litigation practice that is predominantly focused on environmental insurance ....
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Location : New York - New York City
Refer to Job # QKYD608897
From its location in the heart of the city to some strategic acquisitions, this East Coast based firm has done everything in its power to make its DC office something more than a branch office. While the Washington office has the size (over 100 attorneys) and full service practice areas, there is still a bit of an identity crisis in this office, who still defers to the head office for management issues. Associates can expect a reasonable lifestyle with fairly good work (especially in the employee benefits area) but will see other large firms paying a bit more.
New York City office seeks a senior litigation support analyst with 5+ years of experience managing complex, technically demanding projects, either for a law firm or for a professional services company. The candidate will consult and educate case teams on defensible best practices pertaining to the management of electronic evidence (including identification, preservation, collection, processing, and review (linear and conceptual analytics throughout Discovery). Serve as single point of contact to attorneys and paraprofessionals in the use of litigation support tools throughout the litigation life cycle. Meet with case teams to determine the complexity and scope of each project. Determine the necessary resources needed (software, hardware, alternative workspace, vendors). Develop recommendations, cost estimates, budgets, procedures, vendor recommendations and specifications for scanning, coding or e-discovery processing. Manage expectations and develop general timeline for meeting project goals. Participate in vendor project design meetings with litigation team leads. Prepare required project documentation to include database design specifications, vendor processing, delivery specifications and metrics reporting. Write Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to vendors, analyze resulting proposals and make appropriate recommendations to the case teams. Manage vendors to assure that high quality work product deliverables and services are provided within the negotiated schedules and budgets. Oversee, coordinate and track project progress and workflow. Define and manage custom solutions for specialized project needs. Maintain project files and documentation. Review and approve vendor invoices. Provide feedback for meet and confer conferences to our attorneys, and participate as needed. Provide or coordinate with outside vendor the adequate training to case teams on the proper use of Litigation Support applications. Provide backup support to Litigation Support Analysts in the creation and maintenance of document and transcript databases in Concordance, Summation, Microsoft Access, iConect, Introspect, Livenote and like litigation support applications. Become certified in one of the primary litigation support categories or database technologies (eDiscovery, Summation, Concordance). Serve as the point person in resolving issues relating to the supported litigation support tools. Provide training in classroom settings, with litigation teams and one on one, in the use of litigation support tools. Provide feedback to enhance department best practices and procedures. Provide regular status reports to attorneys and Manager. Provide feedback in preparing annual performance evaluations for the Litigation Support Analysts. Monitor and document performance problems and assist with metric reporting. Assist management with department hiring process and provide new hire orientations. Charge all billable time to appropriate client matters. College degree in relevant field of study or system-related technical certification is required. Administrative experience is required with one or more of the following applications: Concordance, LiveNote, Summation, Microsoft Access, CaseMap,, Adobe Acrobat, IPRO, Opticon, (or other similar viewer), iConect, Introspect, and Trial Director. Experience with courtroom presentation tools is a plus. 1-2 years of law firm experience is required. 1-2 years of litigation paralegal experience is preferred. Working knowledge of personal computers and the Microsoft Office suite is required. Familiarity with Citrix and network operating systems a plus. A minimum of 1200 billable hours are required per year.
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