E-Discovery Specialist

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.  
Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies.
Job Description:
Protect the company from legal, financial and reputational risk by executing the processes and procedures of the company’s e-Discovery program.  Project manage e-discovery activities, schedule interviews and meetings, manage and support e-discovery tools, follow-up with custodians to complete required activities, track preservation and collection activities and provide status updates. Work closely with the Computer Incident Response Team, Records, HR and other IT teams.  Manage external vendors.  Provide support to members of Litigation, Internal Investigations and Employment Law teams as well as outside counsel to develop and execute e-discovery plans.
Key Responsibilities:  
  • Manage and track the issuance of preservation notices;
  • Follow-up with all levels of employees to ensure compliance with e-Discovery activities;
  • Audit compliance with internal processes (such as status reports, employee exit procedures, preservation notices, etc.);
  • Work with internal and external counsel to develop and manage e-Discovery plans;
  • Perform analysis and create both scheduled and ad hoc reports as requested;
  • Respond to questions and issues submitted to the e-Discovery mailbox;
  • Perform collection and processing tasks using various tools and procedures as required by the e-Discovery team
  • Provide technical support to members of the Legal team for the various e-Discovery tools used by the team;
  • Participate in activities to enhance the e-Discovery Program.


Reports to: 

  • Director of Electronic Discovery   

Internal Relationships: 

  • Provide support to Litigation, Internal Investigations and Employments Law teams
  • Work closely with IT, HR, Records and other internal teams

External Relationships: 

  • Work closely with outside counsel and e-Discovery vendors to perform preservation, collection, processing and review activities

- Basic qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years in e-discovery, litigation support or other support role
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 4-year degree (legal or technical field preferred)
  • Experience with e-Discovery processing and review tools;
  • Experience managing document reviews;
  • Forensics experience and/or credentials;
  • Experience developing and administrating Microsoft SharePoint based applications.
Professional Skills:
  • Excellent English (oral and written) communication skills;
  • Poise and confidence to work with senior company executives and outside counsel;
  • Project management skills;
  • Ability to multi-task while working on both long and short term projects;
  • Technical aptitude to learn new tools and work with various IT teams
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in professional setting; either military or civilian 
Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law.   Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.
We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.
It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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