This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine has been named "Innovative Law Firm of the Year" for the past two years by members of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).
We are looking for a technical analyst to join our team in New York City. This position is responsible for a wide range of litigation practice support activities including the creation and maintenance of databases; communication with myriad individuals regarding data identification, data collection, data reduction, document production and trial support; loading data into databases, assisting document review teams, exporting data for production and adhering to quality control requirements.
Partner with teammates and other coworkers to identify and resolve issues and problems, and make improvements.
Keep your professional skills current by taking relevant training, continuing education courses, and conferences. Apply and share these skills back on the job to the betterment of the department and firm.
Be a critical thinker; think things through before asking someone else and use the resources available to you to find information and seek answers.
Maintain high quality standards within the team by supporting good practices and habits. Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team.
Assess opportunities for application and process improvement and prepare documentation of rationale to share with team members, leadership, and other affected parties.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Build, configure, and maintain databases; setup and configure user accounts; load data; manipulate load files; create and conduct searches in databases; assist with setting up and monitoring document reviews; export and prepare documents for production, adhere to Quality Control procedures for all work performed.
Troubleshoot application and databases issues as needed.
Collaborate with case teams to provide assistance as needed with all aspects of data management.
Communicate with vendors regarding data collection, data processing and reduction, technical specifications, imaging, data hosting and cost estimates. QC vendor deliverables for accuracy and compliance with specifications and instructions.
Assist with tracking information pertinent to a case (e.g., media, data collection, and document productions).
Provide estimates and schedules on assignments and prepare regular status reports.
Participate in initiatives designed to increase the awareness of the team and its services to practice groups and all North American offices.
Assist with the creation and maintenance of, and adhere to, best practice documentation including quality control procedures.
Assist with special projects, tasks, and/or support as assigned (e.g., social media collections and/or audio/visual captures).
Provide off-hours support, as necessary.
Stay current on litigation support tools, technologies, and available vendor resources in the NYC/WDC markets.
Provide regular status updates to Practice Support leads regarding task related activities, issues and concerns that may require further attention, as well as day to day availability.
Travel as necessary.
3+ years' experience as a paralegal or in a litigation support role, directly assisting others in the use of litigation technology and finding solutions for complex, multiple party actions, required.
Experience working in legal teams in the US Northeast region a plus.
BA or BS degree required.
Working knowledge of a wide range of litigation support software applications including document databases, hosted review tools, transcript management tools, trial presentation applications, e-discovery processing, document imaging and OCR, with a focus on Relativity and Trial Director.
Strong knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office Suite; Proficiency in the use of Access and Excel required.
Strong knowledge of Social Media content (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Webmail - Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, AOL, Thunderbird, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram).
Attention to detail and quality control required.
Demonstrated ability to be methodical, organized, and detail-oriented. Must have the ability to multi-task and adjust to shifting priorities. Must work well under tight deadlines and in stressful situations, completing tasks accurately, quickly and efficiently.
Must be a team player and have ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly and independently required.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with all levels of a professional services organization, including interpersonal skills, are required. Ability to cultivate customer, vendor, and coworker relationships is essential.
Strong customer service, analysis, troubleshooting, problem solving, and follow-up skills are required; ability to troubleshoot problems over the telephone as well as in person.
Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner required.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
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About Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
The List that Shaped a Legacy
Davis Wright Tremaine is dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences.
This commitment has remained intact for decades as the firm has grown across the nation and to China. Today, Davis Wright is a full-service firm with approximately 500 lawyers in nine offices on the east and west coasts of the United States and in Shanghai. We are recognized for excellence in a broad number of areas, with 89 of our attorneys across 31 practice areas cited as leaders in their fields in the most recent Chambers USA guide, and over 140 of our attorneys across 56 practice areas included in the 2015 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."
Focused on the Future
While we honor and have great regard for our history, Davis Wright is focused on the future of providing legal services. We believe the future will reward those lawyers and firms that innovate and persist in tuning their services to the real-life, changing business needs of their clients. The ability to deliver customized excellence is based on listening to and understanding our clients, and being sufficien...tly flexible to adapt our approach to the client’s needs in the context of the particular situation in which we were hired. That involves talking with our clients, learning what their success measures are, and collaborating with them to ensure our service helps them accomplish those measures.
This always involves excellent lawyering but it also includes:
deep industry knowledge,
gains in efficiency in performing work that does not require a customized solution, or
the application of technology to reduce cycle time and improve quality.
How We Work with Clients
We use a number of techniques to ensure we understand our clients. We use client teams to enhance communication and collaboration among our lawyers, to advance our understanding of our clients’ business objectives, and to confirm with clients that our service model is aligned with their needs. Each year, we conduct dozens of face-to-face client service interviews, led by senior members of the firm, to solicit specific feedback on our lawyers and work, and to understand how, from the client’s perspective, we can improve. And, on a daily basis, we expect our lawyers to deliver value that includes not just excellent legal service but also business insight, user-friendliness, and flawless support.
We believe the way we work with clients is a distinctive feature of the firm and we make it a priority to reinforce its importance.
Teams That Collaborate
In terms of our services, we supplement depth and strength in the core legal functions of litigation, business transactions, intellectual property, and employment with nationally-recognized, broadly-based teams focused on a number of highly regulated industries—including communications, media, financial services, health care, energy, and hospitality. These teams collaborate effectively to provide a unified legal solution that is well-informed by the particular business and regulatory circumstances that influence our clients’ businesses and the legal work they need.
We focus on what we do extremely well. This means we will not be all things to all clients, but that they will place a high value on their relationship with Davis Wright.