Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Discovery Attorney. The ideal candidate will be responsible for reviewing document and other discovery-related tasks. They will supplement core legal teams with licensed attorneys trained in document review procedures and have expertise in many document review platforms and litigation support technologies. They will also support the Labor and Employment Group by assisting with basic employment litigation support for single plaintiff matters in state and federal court. The Discovery Attorney II (Labor and Employment) reports to the ESS Discovery Services Manager.
In addition to Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, and Seattle, this position is available in a remote setting in the following markets:
E-Discovery Services & Strategy
Perform document review for relevance, responsiveness, privilege and issue coding.
Perform quality control of document review work performed by other ESS attorneys and people employed by outside vendors.
Identify documents and evidence for use at deposition and trial. Engage the use of relational database technology (e.g. CaseMap) to collect and analyze evidence. Perform initial deposition preparation. Perform case analysis assistance and draft written summaries.
Monitor and remain apprised of case law developments in electronic discovery.
Monitor advancements in e-discovery and litigation technology systems.
Labor and Employment
Gather and synthesize client documents, including .pst files
Prepare and send FOIA requests and subpoenas for third party documents
Develop and run basic searches of .pst files for relevant data
Conduct social media searches
Draft EEOC or state agency statements of position
Conduct and/or participate in witness interviews
Conduct basic legal research
Perform early case assessment, including damages analysis, drafting written summaries of timelines, facts, and legal claims.
Identify and compile important case documents for use a depositions, mediation or trial.
Prepare litigation pleadings such as answers, discovery responses, outbound discovery, initial disclosures, joint status reports, and witness lists.
Perform initial deposition preparation, including selection of documents and deposition outline.
Draft and/or respond to simple discovery motions.
E-Discovery Services &Strategy:
Strong knowledge of the principles of litigation support software such as Relativity, Disco, CaseMap, and LiveNote. Familiarity with the litigation process, including all phases of discovery and trial.
Superb attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong customer service skills. Fluent in standard MS Office applications and ability to quickly master new litigation software. Ability to follow directions.
Labor and Employment:
Strong knowledge of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and familiarity with state civil procedure in the jurisdiction in which the attorney resides.
Basic knowledge of employment discrimination laws, leave and wage & hour statutes, e.g. Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act.
Strong knowledge of social media platforms, e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, etc.
Basic knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Labor and similar administrative agency procedures.
Superb attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong customer service skills. Fluent in MS Office Applications and ability to master new litigation software. Ability to follow directions.
Preferred Skills Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail, exercise discretion and maintain extreme focus. Previous document review experience preferred. Foreign language skills and advanced technical skills are a plus.
Education & Experience: Juris Doctorate degree and at least 2 years of related work experience in labor and employment law and experience with at least 2 eDiscovery document review projects. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted. A Discovery Attorney II must be licensed to practice law and be in good standing with the state bar where the Perkins Coie Office is located.
Internal Number: R0002357
About Perkins Coie LLP
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