Ankura Associate, eDiscovery in Iowa
Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.
At Ankura, we tailor our services to support our clients’ requirements across a variety of matter sizes and types. Our team of eDiscovery and digital forensic advisors provide consulting expertise and end-to-end project management across the full information lifecycle from identification through production, including managed review for investigations, or litigation. Our consultants work collaboratively with clients to design efficient workflows, proactively identify and mitigate risk, apply quality control checkpoints, solve technological challenges, and provide cost-effective solutions. Our eDiscovery and digital forensics advisory team has significant experience with a broad range of industry-standard technologies and procedures. Also, our professionals have served in some of the largest and most globally recognized eDiscovery investigations. For every unique engagement, we carefully customize our approach to ensure an efficient and well-planned deployment of resources and technology.
As an Associate, you will be working closely with the project team to become familiar with the clients' big-picture objectives and challenges and execute on critical project deliverables to ensure these objectives are met on time and with the highest quality. With this knowledge you will be responsible for designing and executing efficient, innovative analytical workflow solutions to address their issues.
*The role has a remote USA location.
W ill include, but will not be limited to, the following:
Coordinating with client contacts to provide project deliverables, progress, timelines and advise on strategy, workflow and best practices.
Designing and implementing intelligent workflow solutions to quickly identify the key facts, details, and merits of the case, and effectively reduce data volumes.
Analyzing and interpreting client requirements and applying them to complex unstructured datasets.
Providing project support to team leads and clients:
Responding to client requests and setting clear expectations to internal and external stakeholders
Conducting quality control checks to ensure accuracy of tasks/deliverables related to searches, review workflow, productions, processing and exports.
Work with team leads to learn and take ownership of project tasks.
Performing the day-to-day client engagement activities, including interaction with client personnel, internal Ankura team members, and other stakeholders involved in the engagement.
Contributing to the overall success of the firm by participating in pitches, developing internal training, and marketing the firm externally to prospective clients
0-2 years of prior experience as a consultant overseeing computer forensics and electronic discovery is a plus.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Preferred degree in law, engineering, computer science, finance, accounting, economics, information technology, forensics, data analytics, or work experience in a related field
Required Skills & Characteristics
Possess strong quantitative and qualitative research and analytical skills.
Possess strong team-oriented personality characteristics: hard-working, thoughtful, and collaborative, with a positive outlook and confidence.
Familiarity with any of the following products / tools:
eDiscovery Review/Processing Platforms: Relativity, Brainspace, Disco, Ringtail, Catalyst, Zylab, Everlaw, CasePoint, Nuix, Law, Eclipse, or comparable.
Forensic Software: EnCase, Cellebrite, Oxygen, BlackBag, FTK.
Database/Programing: Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, Python, R.
Email Systems: Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes/Dmino, eVault, email archive platforms.
System administration experience in Microsoft, Linux/Unix, or Macintosh;
Able to demonstrate excellent communication (written and verbal), mathematical, and organizational skills.
Able to adapt quickly in handling multiple/evolving tasks as a result of new engagements and/or re-prioritized deadlines.
Highly motivated, eager to learn, willing to travel, and able to motivate others.
Able to utilize technology to solve complex problems.
Able to produce high quality and/or final work product under strict deadlines.
Flexibility to travel as required.
Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.
Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to change, risk, disputes, finance, performance, distress, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,500 professionals in more than 30 offices globally who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivaled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Value . For more information, please visit: http://www.ankura.com
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