Requisition Number: 2020-10-03030-0174-002
Job Title: Practice Support Analyst
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hours: 40

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Practice Support Analyst

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Description/Job Summary

The Practice Support Analyst is responsible for providing attorneys and paralegals across the Firm with technical advice, expertise and support in connection to practice management technologies.  This position requires collaboration with the Firm’s IT Department, as well as other Business Units at the Firm.  Additionally, the Practice Support Analyst will provide legal teams with technical support in discussions with clients and opposing counsel. 

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Provide e-discovery expertise to litigation teams
  • Discuss e-discovery retention and collection practices with legal teams and clients
  • Assist litigation teams in negotiations with opposing parties regarding technical aspects of ESI protocols
  • Analyze e-discovery data and recommend cost-effective means of attorney review
  • Assist legal teams in the procurement of e-discovery vendors and cost comparison
  • Review e-discovery vendor agreements and propose appropriate provisions
  • Assist legal teams administer engagements with e-discovery vendors
  • Create and administer in-house databases for document reviews; provide project management, technical support and quality control
  • Assist with the assembly and preparation of document productions, privilege logs, and data exports
  • Create and administer case management workspaces for deposition, hearing and trial transcripts, including the storage, linking and synchronization of related exhibits and video
  • Alert legal teams on issues to consider in connection with cross-border data
  • Support repositories for content collaboration among different parties
  • Administer, support and monitor due diligence document review platforms
  • Administer, support and monitor document automation solutions
  • Administer, support and monitor documents extraction solutions to obtain valuable business information
  • Liaise between the legal teams, vendors and other Firm support teams to ensure support of practice-specific systems
  • Create, maintain and customize SharePoint sites and document libraries
  • Provide or facilitate end-user training for practice-specific solutions
  • Design training material and prepare systems documentations
  • Report daily activities as directed
  • Perform other practice support duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience required
  • Familiarity with all phases of discovery in litigation and good conceptual understating of the EDRM Model
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Work effectively across work groups and assist in the coordination of information and take leadership when appropriate
  • Experience working both independently and in a team oriented, collaborative environment
  • Project management skills with ability to multi-task among multiple time-sensitive matters
  • Adapt well to changing priorities and maintain composure during stressful situations due to workload and/or deadlines
  • Strong vendor management skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to respond to situations as they arise with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of Opus 2, HighQ, Relativity and Brainspace and other market leading legal software
  • Working knowledge of industry standard tools related to handling and processing ESI for document review and production
  • Ability to parse and edit industry standard load files associated with electronic discovery and document review platforms
  • Strong technical skills and aptitude with a willingness to learn new software
  • Power BI design skills preferred

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
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