E-Discovery Consulting Firms
If you’re not interested in pursuing a Management career path, or have climbed the ladder as high as you feasibly can with your current employer, Electronic Discovery Consulting can offer many new challenges.
Electronic Discovery Consulting is anything BUT a 9-5 so be ready to roll up your sleeves and start putting out fires on day one. These types of opportunities are client-facing, highly visible roles, not for the faint of heart. Electronic Discovery Consultants often times work on the front-lines of crisis based situations and are usually called upon immediately following the onset of a litigation or investigation matter. Within these scenarios it is not uncommon for a consultant to be faced with a challenge of responding to legal hold orders where collection tools, retention polices, and established Electronic Discovery guidelines are non-existent – all the while dealing with a diverse set of opinions regarding the proper strategy for the case.
Usually you will be utilized in the capacity of augmenting the company’s or firm’s existing staff, working alongside their IT department, and appointed counsel. While there, you will be perceived as the subject matter expert by both the client and the courts. You should expect to have a heavy involvement in such matters as:
Overall case strategy and execution, recommendation of new technology solutions and service providers, expert witness testimony, cost vs. risk and cost/benefit comparisons.
As an Electronic Discovery Consultant you can gain a wider exposure to various working environments, case matters, technology tools and situational nuances otherwise beyond your reach in a typical vendor or law firm environment where the required duties and responsibilities are usually more predictable and compartmentalized.