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Discovery Staff Attorney - Hartford, CT; Parsippany, NJ

Our Discovery and Litigation team is seeking a Discovery Staff Attorney who is looking for challenging work, close team collaboration, and can effect excellent client service at minimal cost using sophisticated discovery technology and workflows. The position will be based in Hartford, Connecticut or Parsippany, New Jersey but will have responsibilities firm-wide. This position is ideally suited for an experienced discovery attorney without partner-track expectations. The Discovery Staff Attorney will report to the eDiscovery Counsel, Chair of the Discovery Practice Group.

The Discovery Staff Attorney will:

  • 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.

Candidate should have large law firm experience helping a variety of clients, large and small, comply with discovery obligations. Candidate should also have significant experience leveraging discovery software and managing teams of legal professionals on discovery projects, and prior employment with a discovery vendor or as in-house counsel is a plus. Excellent academic credentials and strong written and oral communication skills are required. Bar admission in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York, or willingness to become admitted in one of these jurisdictions, is required.