Sidley Austin LLP

  • Project Manager

    Recruiting Location US-NY-New York
    Litigation & Practice Support
  • Summary

    This individual will manage and coordinate large scale projects related to the Firm’s legal technology solutions by providing consultative support and applying project management strategies to manage cases efficiently and effectively. This position requires an in depth understanding of the litigation life cycle, litigation technology, and electronic discovery.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work directly with clients and case team members to define business requirements, evaluate technology solutions, develop project plans, and manage projects with limited supervision to meet case or project objectives.
    • Perform advanced consultation, provide advice and recommendations, and manage workflow design as it relates to legal technology solutions.
    • Consult directly with clients and case teams on e-discovery issues, including, but not limited to, preservation, data collection, data culling, staffing needs, technology options, best practices, and application support and training.
    • If you use Relativity in your role, you are required to achieve a passing score on an internally administered test within the first three months of employment.
    • Use discretion and independent judgment to design and implement workflows inside the legal technology applications to meet the needs of case teams and clients.
    • Manage, supervise and assign project tasks to members of the department including, Litigation and Practice Support Analysts and Technicians.
    • Review work completed by members of the department, and where applicable provide feedback and recommendations to higher department management.
    • Create and manage project budgets for case teams and/or clients.
    • Manage and coordinate the delivery of service using both internal and external resources, including negotiating with outside vendors as appropriate.
    • Develop and provide training to staff, case teams, and clients on legal technology solutions.
    • Assist with evaluating and providing recommendations on department structure, resource allocation, and future legal technology solutions.
    • Assists in the development of department best practices and documentation of business processes.
    • Exhibit overall business awareness as it relates to the goals and objectives of the department.
    • Keep abreast of current technologies, strategies and solutions relating to e-discovery and legal technology.
    • Performs other tasks as directed by partners, senior counsel, associates, of counsel, or Senior Firm Management.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below.  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources). 


    Education and/or Experience:


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • A minimum of 2 years of experience planning and managing legal technology projects
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Experience and understanding of legal technology solutions such as Relativity, Nuix, LAW, PreDiscovery and Concordance
    • If you are to use Relativity in your role, you will need to successfully pass an internally administered test within the first three months of employment.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel
    • Strong documentation skills



    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
    • Knowledge of the current vendor market


    Other Skills and Abilities:

    In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
    • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
    • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
    • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
    • Exercises confidentiality and discretion


    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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