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June 25, 2022

New York

Stroock, an AmLaw firm with more than 300 attorneys nationwide, has an opening for a litigation support project manager. The Litigation Support Project Manager at Stroock is responsible for daily coordinating and managing the litigation support and legal technology needs of case teams and clients across multiple matters. The project manager will be the central point of contact for attorneys and paralegals and will coordinate multiple tasks, prioritize projects, manage case team expectations and oversee to completion projects both in-house and at vendors. The project manager is pro-active and responsive; possesses superior problem solving skillsand has a high degree of technical skills as well as outstanding oral and written communication skills. The senior project manager is able to work both with a team or independently, as required, and is able to perform the described duties with little or no supervision.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the use of technology in the practice of law
  • Provide professional and courteous customer service at all times
  • Effectively communicate knowledge of the process, cost and time related to electronic discovery
  • Meet with case teams and/or clients and vendors to plan and design technology needs for each matter
  • Prepare cost and time estimates and case-related budgets, if necessary
  • Advise and consult on best practices relating to the preservation, collection, processing review and production of electronically stored information (ESI) in discovery
  • Design and maintain all aspects of litigation support databases in consultation with case teams
  • Assist with troubleshooting and resolve application and system-related issues, perform application testing, and assist with system maintenance and data management
  • Provide technical support and training to attorneys and paralegals and assist with developing training materials
  • Intake, log and track all media, data, client ESI or paper documents received
  • Process, load, OCR, and index ESI and paper documents in discovery
  • Review and quality check processed ESI and data and images loaded to databases
  • Coordinate, track and report status on in-house and outsourced projects
  • Provide support and database monitoring to case teams during document review
  • Create document productions and perform production quality checks
  • Provide support to case teams in preparation for and during hearings, arbitrations and trial
  • Maintain a case file for each matter per established department best practices
  • Timely review, verify and submit invoices for payment
  • Properly enter time into firm’s billing system on a weekly basis
  • Provide case status updates to department manager as requested
  • Perform other assignments as required
  • Protect the firm and its clients by maintaining strict confidentiality

Education, Skill and Work Experience Requirements:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and training or certification in project management and the advanced use of litigation support and electronic discovery applications, including but not limited to RelativityOne, Relativity On-Prem (version 10), TextMap, LiveNote and Sanction. Ability to use MS Access, SQL, scripting languages, batch files and other data, image and file manipulation tools and utilities. Experience with or advance knowledge of Data Analytics or TAR is preferred. Advanced knowledge with Microsoft Excel is preferred. Advance knowledge of file storage and network systems is preferred. The project manager must have law firm experience and thorough knowledge of the litigation process, although significant experience servicing law firms at a service provider or working within a corporate legal department may also be considered.

COVID-19:

Must present proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster shot against COVID-19.   Accommodation for non-vaccination is subject to a bona fide medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief. Furthermore, the accommodation cannot cause Stroock an undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others in the workplace and the candidate who requested the accommodation.