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Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

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Company name

Covington & Burling, LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2018

Posted on

Jan 23,2018

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Director of Litigation Support Services Duties: Responsible for providing firm-wide leadership and setting direction for all e-discovery and litigation support technologies, policies, procedures, and staffing. Play a vital role in ensuring the effective, innovative, and cost-effective use of e-discovery tools and techniques by the Firm’s lawyers and clients. Along with subordinate managers, supervisors, and coordinators, provides management direction and oversight for the members of the department including the LSS project managers, firm-wide LSS technology staff, and litigation paralegals and specialists. Works with lawyers, clients, and vendors on specific cases and projects as needed, advising on and helping plan effective e-discovery, case, and document-management; develops LSS senior staff to play this role as well. Coordinates e-discovery and litigation support vendor relations to ensure that the Firm and clients obtain best possible pricing and service both in long-term relationships and in case-specific engagements. Ensures the ability of lawyers and paralegals to obtain timely information from case databases to assist in document review and productions, preparing for depositions, trial support, etc. Prepares and manages operating and capital budgets for the departments. Recommends appropriate staffing levels for the departments, including salary and outsourcing recommendations. In coordination with HR and other senior management, hires, evaluates, and otherwise manages staff, making termination recommendations as needed. Assists in litigation planning and budgeting in business development and matter pricing contexts. Responsible for the monitoring of costs, productivity, quality, and performance of departmental support efforts as well as vendor projects. Ensures that appropriate billable hour requirements are met by time-keeper members of the departments. Maintains current knowledge of the capabilities and pricing of major vendors in the industry and stays current on related technology developments. Along with lawyers in the Litigation and E-Discovery Practice Groups, responsible for the design and delivery of litigation support technology training curriculum for lawyers and paralegals. As appropriate and consistent with Firm policies, attends and periodically participates in industry conferences and trade groups. Other duties as determined by Firm management. Advises on plans for related space and support facilities in the Firm’s offices and oversees similar efforts with regard to trial sites.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be a graduate of a 4-year accredited college or university; MBA, JD Degree, or other graduate degree preferred. 7 years’ experience in management and/or supervisory roles at AMLAW 100 firms in the e-discovery, litigation support, or litigation paralegal, or similar functional department in a Fortune 100 corporate legal department, our national vendor in the field. Experience as a litigation paralegal or lawyer strongly preferred. Demonstrated track record of e-discovery project management experience within the last 2 years, and extensive litigation support technology experience in an AMLAW 100 firm or national vendor in the field. Excellent communication and presentation skills required. Excellent administrative and project leadership skills required.

Company info

Amy Maher
Director of Staff Recruitment
Covington & Burling, LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004