e-DAT Lawyer 5

LawyersAll Practice AreasRaleigh, NC

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

We are seeking an e-DAT Lawyer V to join the Raleigh office. The e-Discovery Lawyer V position requires a licensed attorney who will be responsible for  work on a variety of discovery, litigation and practice support matters, as well as other business and practice group development projects as needed.  Responsibilities include assisting staff lawyers in the training and supervision of document review teams; providing dedicated, project-specific support on an as needed basis; reviewing documents for various purposes, including production and litigation support; research and writing projects regarding various discovery, records management and related issues; assisting with the preparation of responses to Requests for Proposals; and participating in the marketing and business development efforts of the practice group.  The e-Discovery Lawyer V works under the supervision of an e-Discovery staff lawyer, associate and/or partner in the firm.  This is an exempt position. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are strongly preferred.


KEY RELATIONSHIPS
Partner, Associate or Supervising eDiscovery Staff Attorney

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Work to support partners and associates with legal research and writing projects
• Work to support partners and associates on records management and litigation readiness projects
• Manage and take responsibility for work flow and meeting all deadlines
• Assist e-Discovery Staff Lawyers with the preparation of background, case material and decision logs in preparation to being document review projects
• Assist e-Discovery Staff Lawyers in training document review teams regarding case specific review guidelines
• Proactively identify areas for improvement, develop plans to address them, and follow through to implementation
• Continue to identify content and draft and/or edit summaries for the practice group blog, www.ediscoverylaw.com, and other outward facing content
• Attend project meetings, including client meetings
• Perform special projects as requested

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

EXPERIENCE SKILLS REQUIRED
• Bachelors Degree required
• J.D. from an accredited law school required
• Minimum 2 years experience on document review teams, or similar experience
• Extensive knowledge of electronic discovery case law and applicable rules of procedure (state and federal)
• Proficient knowledge of the document review process, including the Electronic Discovery Reference Model
• Excellent leadership ability, communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent research and writing skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team
• Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and to prioritize effectively
• Proactive, with keen ability to issue-spot and problem solve
• Ability to be flexible with respect to case/project needs and deadlines
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and time pressures and to meet deadlines
• Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Admission in good standing North Carolina Bar Association

ADDITIONAL ABILITIES REQUIRED
• Currently employed with K&L Gates as an e-Discovery III or e-Discovery IV Lawyer
• Or equivalent experience and/or training in e-Discovery.
• Legal Project Management certification is a plus, but not required.

 

ABOUT THE FIRM

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

Notice: We participate in E-Verify in certain Firm locations for purposes of verifying employment eligibility.

BENEFITS

We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.