Requisition Number: 2023-01-01635-9574-001
Job Title: Practice Technology Engagement Manager
City: Palo Alto
State: CA
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hours: 40

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. 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 Technology Engagement Manager

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Description/Job Summary

The Practice Technology Engagement Manager is responsible for providing lawyers and paralegals across all practice groups with technical expertise, advice and support pertaining to an array of legal technology solutions.  In particular, the Practice Technology Engagement Manager oversees the e-discovery, Case Management and other matter-specific solutions and initiatives in connection with the Firm’s delivery of legal services.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Evaluate and analyze incoming e-discovery data in order to recommend the optimal means of attorney review
  • Advise clients and litigation case teams in connection with the technical aspects of document retention and collection issues in e-discovery
  • Advise litigation teams in their negotiations with opposing parties in regards to the technical portions of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) protocols
  • Review e-discovery vendor contracts, make contract language revision proposals and counsel attorneys on appropriate contract provisions
  • Initiate and manage e-discovery engagements with vendors
  • Counsel attorneys on issues that should be considered in connection with cross-border review and production of data
  • Assist with the assembly and preparation of document productions, privilege logs, and data exports
  • In matters where documents are hosted in-house, manage document review and production end-to-end
  • Administer Case Management software
  • Administer Extranets utilizing HighQ
  • Provide legal teams with insight into structured data
  • 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 business functions to ensure support of practice-specific systems
  • Design training material, conduct training and prepare systems documentations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Experience

  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience required
  • Familiarity with all phases of discovery in litigation and good conceptual understating of the EDRM Model
  • Demonstrated Subject Matter Expertise in the field of e-discovery
  • Project management skills with ability to multi-task among multiple time-sensitive matters
  • Work effectively across work groups and assist in the coordination of information and take leadership when appropriate
  • Ability to anticipate problems, gather information, analyze and make recommendations
  • Ability to use diplomacy and discretion when participating in meetings with clients and other parties
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to adapt well to changing priorities and respond to situations as they arise with minimal supervision
  • Experience in gaining adoption of new technical solutions brought into law firms or corporations
  • Strong vendor management skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail
  • Experience working both independently and in a team oriented, collaborative environment
  • Working knowledge of Relativity, Brainspace, NexLP, Opus 2, HighQ, 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 e-discovery and document review platforms
  • Strong technical skills and aptitude with a willingness to learn new software
  • Experience using enterprise visualization tools, e.g. MS Power BI

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree is required

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree preferred

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Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $120k to $150k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is exempt meaning it is not overtime pay eligible.

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