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Senior Discovery Paralegal Specialist

Posted May 22
Full Time
Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Family

Investigation Consulting

Travel Required


Clearance Required

Active Top Secret (TS)

What You Will Do

Guidehouse is recruiting Discovery Paralegals to outwit complexity and be a part of our fast-growing litigation and investigation support practice. Every organization today faces complexity across multiple levels on a frequent basis. Navigating these challenges and opportunities demands more than the one-dimensional maps, tools or solutions of the past. You need a guide with an understanding of your industry and the proven experience to navigate the changing terrain ahead. Join our team supporting the Department of Justice and guide our customers through the complexities associated with data proliferation and the growing technical and legal challenges of eDiscovery. The Discovery Paralegal team uses a collaborative approach to perform legal document reviews, following established standards and practices, using commercial electronic document review platforms and tools, and will be responsible for peer review for accuracy and provide constructive edits to ensure quality and thoroughness.

A qualified Discovery Paralegal team member will be capable of performing the following duties:

  • The Discovery Paralegal coordinates directly with lead eDiscovery Counsel on current and future eDiscovery matters, reviewing Discovery workflows and policy across the agency.
  • Conduct legal privilege reviews and responsiveness reviews using Adobe Pro, or other eDiscovery review platforms such as Relativity, EverLaw, and eDiscovery Platform (Clearwell)
  • Work alongside the attorneys and IT support teams to ensure data is discoverable as new technologies are presented to the enterprise.
  • Provide professional, accurate, timely, and reliable support across the Office of the General Counsel, Operational and Administrative Divisions, DOJ, and other government agencies.
  • The Discovery Paralegal performs research to locate and gather material responsive to requests, including conducting outreach and informal interviews to respond to document requests and interrogatories.
  • Provide weekly statuses and periodic updates to Assistant General Counsels and other stakeholders.
  • Analyze documents and media files, and proficiently apply redactions to diverse types of privileged information.
  • Coordinate classification reviews with subject matter experts.

What You Will Need

  • An ACTIVE and CURRENT TOP SECRET federal security clearance
  • 5 or more years of Paralegal experience
  • 3 or more years of Discovery/ eDiscovery experience
  • 2 or more years of leading litigation projects

What Would Be Nice To Have

  • Paralegal Studies Certificate.
  • Paralegal Associates of Arts Degree.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • One or more years of progressively more responsible experience performing privilege and other substantive reviews on litigation support projects.
  • Two years of progressively more responsible experience reviewing electronic and paper materials for privilege on litigation support projects involving paper documents and electronic files.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of eDiscovery review platforms (e.g., Relativity, EverLaw, eDiscovery Platform (Clearwell)) to identify documents for responsive and privileged reviews, including redaction of sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge researching (e.g., Westlaw, Pacer) and drafting responses to interrogatories.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain accurate records of assigned requests, including detailed case notes, discovery plans, maintaining case information into appropriate case management systems/ databases.

What We Offer

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits Include

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Student Loan PayDown
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.