Junior eDiscovery Consultant – Subject Matter Expert

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Millnet, an Advanced Discovery company, is the largest and longest established UK based eDiscovery and legal document services firm.  As part of Advanced Discovery and its global family of companies, Millnet extends its reach with full international coverage across Europe, the Middle East and US.

Incorporated in 1996, Millnet has vast experience working on international eDiscovery matters and providing end to end services.  The company employs leading professionals in the industry, applies defensible workflows and provides proprietary and industry-proven technology across all phases of the eDiscovery life cycle.

We are recruiting for a Junior eDiscovery Consultant to join our highly successful and growing team.  This is an exciting opportunity for a focused and experienced eDiscovery subject matter expert.  The eDiscovery Consulting team are fee earners and involved in client engagement and the pre-sales process from an expert and advisory perspective.

Expertise Required:

Millnet is looking for junior candidates who have 2+ years’ experience in the eDiscovery industry and can bring subject matter expertise to any of the following areas:

Legal Process and Requirements

  • eDiscovery rules, guidance, practice, cases, directives etc. That is, the body of rules and best practice that apply to different types of legal matters and jurisdictions.
  • Data privacy and jurisdictional issues associated with collection, processing and review of electronic documents across national boundaries.
  • An understanding of the legal processes associated with different courts, tribunals, jurisdictions etc. and how documents are used in such processes. This includes an ability to ‘speak the language’ of lawyers, barristers, judges etc.
  • An understanding of different areas of legal practice and the types of issues that arise in relation to digital forensics, eDiscovery etc. For instance, understanding the requirements associated with regulatory investigations in the financial services sector as compared to say international mediation on a construction matter.

Digital Forensics and Investigations, IT and Security

  • Formal forensic training in and experience of process and technology in relation to scoping, collection, analysis of data in an eDiscovery context
  • Experience of investigating data in a forensic context including advising lawyers as to approach, limitations, costs etc.
  • General IT knowledge and in particular being able to lead/assist with data mapping requirements
  • Expertise in IT security with a view to reassuring potential customers that we have the processes and measures in place to safeguard their data. This includes and understand if ISO27001 and equivalent information security standards.

Analytics and Review/Investigation Workflows

  • Extensive hands on experience using Relativity and other eDiscovery software applications for processing, searching, review, production etc. Ideally an RCA or equivalent qualification.
  • A thorough understanding of the current and emerging advanced search and analysis technologies and the statistical science and IT that underlies such technologies.
  • Advanced skills and consultative experienced leveraging advanced analytics/predictive coding etc. technologies to improve the speed, effectiveness and efficiency of investigations and review/disclosure projects.

All candidates will bring the following soft-skills:

  • Act without precedent. Capable of and interested in assimilating market knowledge, customer feedback, research etc. to formulate ideas and strategies to improve the business.
  • Ability to draft correspondence, presentations etc. in order to communicate complex ideas to (lawyers) and thereby demonstrate the company’s credentials and assist with winning new business.
  • Presentation skills – able to meet with and present to clients and prospects.
  • To seek input from and co-ordinate expertise from other staff so as to define creative/effective solutions to eDiscovery challenges. Also, to cost such solutions so that the sales team can price and pitch thereafter.
  • Ability to impart expertise (verbal, face to face and in writing) and establish credibility to reassure customers and prospects as to your skills.
  • Deliver product demonstrations where circumstances are such that there is a need for a higher level of expertise (not for general Relativity demonstrations which the sales or project management team are expected to deliver).

The Key Responsibilities of the Consulting Team:

  • To be included on sales meetings / pitches / tenders for high value and/or complex matters.
  • To be instrumental in increasing sales and client relationships and growth through leading with consultancy, providing advice and differentiating Millnet’s offering.
  • Consultants guide clients on approach (educate them to make informed decisions) unless we are explicitly engaged to be the ‘experts’.
  • We will be able to hand hold clients through specific parts of matters where advice and support is needed above that of the capability of the project managers.
  • Will draft external material such as blogs, workflows and white papers so as to raise Millnet’s profile for expertise in the market.
  • Will lead with marketing and market opportunities such as sitting on panels.
  • In order to achieve the above Consultancy sits on the sales side of Millnet’s business, however must be able to understand the practical versus hypothetically possibilities in relation to delivery.

Essential Experience:

  • eDiscovery expertise and skills must be of a level to advise others, to make decisions with consideration to best practice, risk and service whilst maintaining ownership of decisions.
  • Must have worked in an eDiscovery delivery role for a minimum of 1 years and been in the eDiscovery industry for 2 years.
  • Must have industry relevant certifications such as Relativity Expert or Master Status, Forensics Degree or ENCE Certification; Law Degree with contentious disputes practicing experience.

How to Apply

Please apply in writing by sending your CV and a covering letter or email outlining your area of speciality (from the list above) including the reasons why you should be considered for this role to ediscoveryjobs@millnet.co.uk

Millnet is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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