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Legal Technology Project Manager

$122,500- $184,000/ year
Posted Apr 25
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

About Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray is a preeminent, global law firm. The firm has been ranked in the top-three on The American Lawyer's prestigious "A-List" for seven years and is ranked #1 on Law.com International's "A-List" in the U.K. - rankings that honor the "Best of the Best" firms.

The firm has approximately 2,500 lawyers and professionals serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology, and government in Boston, Chicago, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

The firm has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including asset management, private equity, M&A, finance, real estate, tax, antitrust, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation & enforcement, privacy & cybersecurity, and business restructuring.

Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Overview

Under the direction of the Senior Manager of Legal Technology Services, the Legal Technology Project Manager provides advanced support for the firm's clients and case teams.  Their functions include e-discovery consulting, project management and technology training for all stages of the litigation process with a specific focus on complex e-discovery workflows and technology assisted review.  The Legal Technology Project Manager will work independently on large sized/complex matters, and delegate tasks to the junior members of the team as they support the firm's clients, case teams and discovery attorneys on litigation matters.  The Legal Technology Project Manager will be responsible for implementation of advanced litigation technology applications and technology based solutions. 

Responsibilities

  1. Act as an e-discovery project manager. Provide consultation and project management services to case teams regarding preservation, collection, review database setup, review of electronically stored data, and e-discovery workflow. 
  2. Utilize knowledge of e-discovery and computer forensics elements, strategies, best practices and pertinent laws, rules and regulations and consults with case teams and clients to identify and support technology needs throughout all stages of the litigation or government investigation process.
  3. Develop technology related training and document review workflow processes for complex litigations, including guidance on the use of technology assisted review (“TAR”) and data analytics. Develop recommendations, plans, cost estimates, budgets, procedures and specifications for case-specific projects.
  4. Collaborates with Senior Discovery Analytics Advisors and firm discovery attorney team to support and leverage TAR on applicable matters. Implement advances in TAR technology to maintain industry leading client service in the area.
  5. Work with Senior Discovery Analytics Advisors and discovery attorney team to share insights that can lead to new opportunities for collaboration, innovation and increased productivity.
  6. Identify appropriate consultants for complex electronic discovery projects. Ensure quality control and the successful operation of litigation support applications and databases.  Tracks multiple projects to ensure case deadlines are met.
  7. Apply technical knowledge to litigation technology workflow tasks, including evaluation and creation of methods and procedures to create efficiencies and quality control.
  8. Develop litigation technology classes and training material for the attorney and staff training programs.
  9. Assist in the planning and implementation of practice-related technology initiatives, create guidelines in e-discovery and case management, provide guidance regarding current and emerging developments in litigation technology to support client needs, attorney productivity and staff efficiency.
  10. Serve as a mentor to and provide leadership and training for Senior Legal Technology Analysts, Analysts and Specialists.
  11. Assist with firm and department projects as needed and perform other work-related duties as assigned. Act as a resource for current information on legal technology.  Work with manager and Senior Discovery Analytics Advisors to develop best practices for the use of technology, identify critical procedures and establish standard routines for use of technology.
  12. Provide guidance and expert advice to case teams and other Legal Technology team members regarding data minimization solutions including the use of TAR technologies and data analytics.
  13. Responsible for working on client, firm and department related projects for 1600 hours per year with a minimum of 1400 hours billed to client-related work.

Qualifications

  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality of the firm's internal and personnel affairs.
  • Able to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of personnel, including attorneys, paralegals, clients, vendors and technical support personnel.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with attorneys and staff.
  • Possesses excellent attention to detail and follows through on deliverables.
  • Utilizes independent judgment to make sound, justifiable decisions and takes action in solving problems while knowing when and to whom to escalate issues.
  • Able to be a proactive self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context.
  • Flexible and able to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
  • Able to work under tight deadlines, handle multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize and delegate appropriately.
  • Team-oriented and able to share information, goals and opportunities.
  • Able to effectively work in a multi-office organization and a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally, often on short notice.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years of law firm litigation support experience.
  • Must possess excellent organization, project management and communication skills.
  • Requires an in-depth knowledge of litigation technologies and ediscovery processes, thorough understanding of the entire litigation support process and extensive document control and case management experience.
  • Requires extensive experience managing vendors, vendor RFPs and budgets.
  • Requires advanced experience with data analytics, TAR and experience with litigation support applications such as Relativity, Brainspace, West Case Notebook, third party hosted solutions, or other automated discovery tools.

Comprehensive and Total Rewards Package

Ropes & Gray is proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package to our business support team members. The firm also offers comprehensive health and well-being benefits, personal and professional development, career growth opportunities and a collegial and supportive culture. The anticipated pay range for this role is NY: $122,500 - $184,000 and DC,CHI,BOS: $117,000 - $175,000, which represents our good faith and reasonable estimate of the starting salary range at the time of posting. In addition, this role is eligible for a discretionary bonus based on performance. The actual offered rate for this position will be determined based on job-related, non-discriminatory factors, including qualifications and experience, geographic location, education, external market data and consideration of internal equity.

Working Conditions

This position requires hybrid on-site presence as an essential function of the role. Consistent and predictable on-site presence is required for ongoing business continuity, professional development and effective collaboration with colleagues and management.