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Discovery Manager Attorney - Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Posted Jul 10
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Legal Discovery Management is JP Morgan Chase’s cross-functional eDiscovery team that works closely with Litigation, Government Investigation and Regulatory Enforcement (GIRE) and HR Legal to help tell the story of what, when, how and who were or weren’t involved in the issues of a case, using the information and data created by people and systems every single day.

As a Discovery Manager Attorney - Vice President, Assistant General Counsel within our Litigation team, you will be an integral part of the team dedicated to advising on electronic discovery (eDiscovery) strategy and coordinating the end-to-end eDiscovery process for the Litigation Department in response to civil litigation, regulatory investigations, and confidential internal investigations. The Discovery Manager would be involved in leading and advising on eDiscovery strategy, the selection and oversight of document hosting and review vendors; and general discovery project management. You will confer with litigators, internal counsel, outside counsel, business and technology contacts as well as vendors.

The Legal Department at JPMorgan Chase & Co. manages legal and other risks, advises on products and services, interprets laws and regulations that impact the firm, and advises the firm on other matters. Our global team is made up of 2,000 lawyers and legal professionals with a reputation as thought leaders who deliver best-in-class services. As trusted advisors, we help the firm’s clients while also safeguarding the integrity of the firm. We are committed to a culture of inclusivity and belonging, where people can grow and succeed throughout their careers while working for a first-in-class financial institution doing cutting-edge work. If these values resonate with you, we would like to hear from you.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day case details as the main point of contact throughout the discovery life cycle of a matter among all the collaborating parties.
  • Conduct early matter outreach, discovery planning, budgeting, data scoping, tracking, status reporting, managing to timelines, memorializing key decisions and overseeing review and production requests.
  • Facilitate early case assessment and review by coordinating with internal attorneys on various matters including high priority and time sensitive requests by conducting key searches, analyzing and reviewing documents, and providing summaries of critical communications and chronologies.
  • Devise and implement strategies and workflows for matters and investigations throughout the discovery lifecycle.
  • Manage document review on a matter level, working closely with internal attorneys and/or outside counsel, document hosting and review vendors, and internal case management personnel in creating and executing discovery plans.
  • Collaborate with internal and outside counsel, document hosting and review vendors, business and technology teams, and internal case management personnel to identify and execute effective and efficient document preservation, collection and review methods appropriate to each matter, such as use of technology-assisted review and leveraging reporting/metrics to manage document collections and reviews.
  • Actively participate in strategic initiatives for the Legal Discovery Management team.

Required Qualifications, Capabilities, And Skills

  • J.D. from an accredited law school as well as at least 5 years of practice experience.
  • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction.
  • Superior oral and written presentation skills required to provide status to key audiences in a concise, informative, and timely manner.
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.
  • Ability to prioritize work and effectively manage a large case load tracking multiple work streams.

Preferred Qualifications, Capabilities, And Skills

  • Previous discovery experience at a consulting firm, discovery vendor, or top tier law firm.
  • Deep understanding of discovery review platforms and experience with Technology Assisted Review (TAR) tools and workflows.


JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. For those in eligible roles, we offer discretionary incentive compensation which may be awarded in recognition of firm performance and individual achievements and contributions. We also offer a range of benefits and programs to meet employee needs, based on eligibility. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage, on-site health and wellness centers, a retirement savings plan, backup childcare, tuition reimbursement, mental health support, financial coaching and more. Additional details about total compensation and benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. We also make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs. Visit our FAQs for more information about requesting an accommodation.

JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Veterans

About The Team

Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.

With large, global operations, the Legal team tackles complex issues and helps shape the regulations that affect the businesses. The group is organized into practice groups that align with the lines of business and corporate staff areas, which encourages collaboration on legal, regulatory and business developments as they arise.