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Discovery Staff Attorney - Boston, MA; CT offices; NJ; NY; FL and DC

Boston, MA; CT Offices; NJ; NY; FL AND DC

Position Overview

Day Pitney’s Complex Commercial Litigation group is seeking Discovery Staff Attorney to join our growing team. We will consider this role to be in any of our offices.

Ideal candidates will have hands-on litigation experience including helping a variety of clients comply with discovery obligations. We are looking for candidates who are excited about taking on more responsibility and doing challenging work, and who enjoy close team collaboration. This is a non-partnership track position and reports to the Chair of the Discovery Practice Group.

The Day Pitney eDiscovery team creates and implements practical solutions for clients from Fortune 500 companies to individual cases. The team also creates practical company-wide data preservation or litigation hold plans, consult on data retention issues and strive to keep discovery proportional and under control. The team harnesses sophisticated discovery technology with efficient and repeatable workflows and process so they that they are able to provide excellent client services at minimal cost.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Assess the discovery needs of assigned litigation matters, identify potential issues and devise a plan for cost-effective compliance that leverages the skills of the paralegal team and the firm's discovery managed services vendor;
  • Conduct data preservation interviews, draft preservation protocols, devise preservation notice distribution and tracking plans and assist with monitoring preservation compliance;
  • Oversee data collection and ensure sound transfer of data;
  • Prepare supporting materials and outlines for discovery conferences, participating when needed;
  • Draft and review written discovery including format of production specifications and appropriate objections;
  • Participate in and manage document reviews including training and supervising contract attorneys and document review teams; and
  • Coordinate document productions and the creation of privilege logs.

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated litigation discovery experience (large law firm experience preferred)
  • Strong e-Discovery software/technology skills
  • Experience managing teams of legal professional on discovery projects
  • Excellent technical, professional and client service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team-oriented with an emphasis on collaboration
  • Effective and efficient problem solving capabilities with the ability to work independently and proactively, and to develop creative solutions to meet client an team needs
  • NJ bar admission in good standing or willingness to become admitted (DC, and Florida bar admission a plus)

Day Pitney offers a hybrid in-office / remote work schedule to provide our attorneys with greater flexibility.

About Day Pitney

Day Pitney, an East Coast-based law firm with national and international reach, has approximately 300 attorneys in 13 offices in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Washington, DC. Day Pitney’s Corporate, Litigation, and Trusts and Estates attorneys represent a variety of clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Since 1902, Day Pitney has been working collaboratively and effectively with clients in a wide range of industries, including Energy and Utilities; Financial Services; Healthcare and Life Sciences; Insurance and Reinsurance; Intellectual Property and Technology; Family Office Practice; Real Estate and Environmental; and Tax Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving. Day Pitney’s lawyers provide deep bench knowledge and experience and work seamlessly across disciplines to guide our clients through the evolving legal landscape. For more information on Day Pitney, visit https://www.daypitney.com/.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion is one of Day Pitney’s core values. The firm is committed to diversity and inclusiveness and fosters diversity within our firm and the communities in which we live. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is responsible for furthering the firm's diversity objectives and implementing the firm's diversity plan, which is spearheaded by the Executive Committee. Day Pitney qualified for Mansfield Certification Plus status, indicating that the firm has successfully reached at least 30% diverse lawyer representation in a notable number of our current leadership roles and committees. The firm has been a part of the Mansfield Rule process since the inaugural version in 2017.

Join Us

If you want to join a collaborative, energetic, and nurturing environment where you will take on complex challenges and have a direct impact on the successes of businesses and the lives of people, Day Pitney is the place for you. You will be a key contributor working on sophisticated legal matters alongside recognized leaders in their fields, with mentoring and support along the way to hone your skills and help you reach your career goals. Required application materials include a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (two to three pages from your academic or work experience of which you are the sole author). Click here to apply.

Day Pitney is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.