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Discovery Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Dec 01, 2021

Valid Through

Mar 16, 2022

Posted on

Sep 16, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Austin, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - E-Discovery
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Discovery Attorney
Duties: Gather and synthesize client documents, including .pst files Prepare and send FOIA requests and subpoenas for third party documents Develop and run basic searches of .pst files for relevant data Conduct social media searches Draft EEOC or state agency statements of position Conduct and/or participate in witness interviews Perform early case assessment, including damages analysis, drafting written summaries of timelines, facts, and legal claims. Prepare litigation pleadings such as answers, discovery responses, outbound discovery, initial disclosures, joint status reports, and witness lists. Perform initial deposition preparation, including selection of documents and deposition outline. Draft and/or respond to simple discovery motions. Perform document review for relevance, responsiveness, privilege, and issue coding. Perform quality control of document review work performed by other ESS attorneys and people employed by outside vendors. Identify documents and evidence for use at deposition and trial. Engage the use of relational database technology (e.g. CaseMap) to collect and analyze evidence. Perform initial deposition preparation. Perform case analysis assistance and draft written summaries. Monitor and remain apprised of case law developments in electronic discovery. Monitor advancements in e-discovery and litigation technology systems.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and 2 years of related work experience in labor and employment law and experience with 2+ eDiscovery document review projects. Must be licensed to practice law and be in good standing with the state bar where the Office is located. Strong knowledge of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and familiarity with state civil procedure in the jurisdiction in which the attorney resides. Strong knowledge of social media platforms, e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, etc. Basic knowledge of employment discrimination laws, leave, and wage & hour statutes, e.g. Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act. Basic knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Labor and similar administrative agency procedures. Strong knowledge of the principles of litigation support software such as Relativity, Disco, CaseMap, and LiveNote. Familiarity with the litigation process, including all phases of discovery and trial. Superb attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong customer service skills. Fluent in standard MS Office applications and ability to quickly master new litigation software. Ability to follow directions. Preferred Skills Ability to pay attention to detail. Ability to exercise discretion and maintain extreme focus. Previous document review experience preferred. Foreign language skills and advanced technical skills are a plus.

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Ref. R0003185

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Hiring Coordinator
Perkins Coie LLP
500 West Second Street
Suite 1900
Austin, TX 78701

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