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Attorney in Washington, DC

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Jun 11, 2021

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Min 6 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States
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Project Manager – Special Matters Unit
Duties: Manage overall case support for the Special Matters Unit including case assignments, case timelines, task lists, case priorities and case documentation. Maintain reporting requirements to ensure accountability of team members and visibility into legal operations. Consult and coordinate with case attorneys on strategies, requirements and support needs to ensure qualified staff coverage. Conduct regular meetings with lead attorneys and report status updates, concerns and issues to Deputy Division Director, Unit Chief and the COR. Recruit, hire and train support staff on roles and responsibilities, policies and procedures, and litigation software including Relativity, CaseMap, Sanction, Trial Director and others. Prepare presentations, lead team meetings and build a high performing team. Work with Deputy Division Director and other managers to standardize case procedures and implement continual improvement initiatives. Develop and maintain quality assurance for data management, processing and production protocol and best practices in proactive case management. Coordinate with, and assist, Litigation Support to ensure priority processing and production requests are completed accurately and successfully. Manage and review staff utilization including productivity and overtime. Assess performance, conduct employee evaluations and provide timely feedback. Resolve personnel or disciplinary issues and enforce compliance with company/government policies and labor laws. Review and approve timecards, travel authorizations, expense reports and department invoices.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree with 3.00 GPA required. Law degree, advanced technical certification, or other pertinent graduate degree preferred. 6+ years of progressively more responsible management experience in major litigation projects, including significant attorney and client interactions. Strong written and verbal communication skills; highly organized with the ability to deliver consistent high-quality work product in a deadline driven environment under extreme pressure. Ability to work overtime and travel as needed, including weekends and holidays, often with little to no advance notice. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat and document/discovery management applications. Demonstrated ability to manage numerous complex and time-critical litigation support activities simultaneously, including technical/data processing support activities. Strong technical background as demonstrated through user level knowledge of e-discovery tools and data management. Must be able to anticipate litigation support needs and develop and execute detailed plans for addressing same. Knowledge of the Government’s office and network environment, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, imaging, e-discovery tools and hardware systems.

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