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Analyst/Associate, eDiscovery Operations, Forensic Technology Services

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Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2023

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Analyst/Associate, eDiscovery Operations

Alvarez & Marsal is a premier independent global professional services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. Our talent drives our success, resulting in A&M’s Forensic Technology Services being a recognized leading provider of eDiscovery and investigation support services. A&M’s team is comprised of experienced computer forensics, eDiscovery, data science, cybersecurity and privacy professionals and experts who come from the world’s largest law firms, professional services firms, leading eDiscovery support providers, Fortune 500 corporations, and law enforcement/government agencies. Our team’s expertise spans electronic discovery and disclosure management, digital forensics, forensic data analytics, cyber risk and incident response, and privacy, information governance and data compliance.  By combining operational expertise with legally defensible procedures and industry-leading technology, A&M’s professionals deliver reliable, innovative solutions to meet each of our client’s unique needs and challenges. As a firm we are experiencing unprecedented growth and demand for our services and as a result we are expanding our eDiscovery team.

What will you be doing?

Working closely with our clients to provide support and enable them to leverage forensic, eDiscovery, and data technologies to uncover and manage data-based evidence and intelligence in contentious legal and regulatory situations.

You will assist our clients in confronting and resolving legal matters by providing eDiscovery litigation support relating to complex accounting issues on a variety of projects involving economic disputes, white-collar crime investigations, forensic accounting and consulting, and post-acquisition disputes. By establishing consultative relationships with our clients, you will guide them toward best practices in eDiscovery.

  • Management of the practice data footprint and adhering to standard protocols related to forensic data ingestion, processing, and lifecycle management.
  • Assist in the execution of projects involving the identification, collection, processing, review, and production of electronic data relevant to litigation or investigations.
  • Accurately and proactively communicates with client and team members regarding upcoming commitments and deadlines, project status updates, and issues or challenges.
  • Maintain consistent communication and coordination with clients and team members to ensure timely completion of tasks, establish project goals, review associated costs, etc.
  • Manage time and tasks to meet client deadlines.
  • Participate in external and internal meetings to review work results.
  • Works collaboratively with a team of eDiscovery digital forensic data collection engineers.
  • Follow eDiscovery best practices to ensure the accuracy and reliability of analysis by performing quality control checks.
  • Provides end-to-end project support for the team and the client in data collection, database administration and management, and analysis, including gathering requirements from stakeholders, developing and maintaining project plans and documents.
  • Responsible for daily electronic data discovery collection efforts including digital forensic data collections.
  • Provide support to clients utilizing Relativity.
  • Produce consistent and thorough documentation and summaries of team’s data collection efforts, tracking, and reporting.

Who will you be working with? 

At A&M, you will have the opportunity to work with a close-knit and diverse team of supportive and motivated professionals who enjoy sharing their knowledge and depth of industry experience with others. The Forensic Technology team at A&M is made up of senior forensic technologists, data analytics, cybersecurity and privacy experts, lawyers, and investigators from various backgrounds who bring and share their extensive expertise in conducting investigations, delivering expert witness reports, and providing forensic technology services. We have an inclusive development environment in which everyone can learn and grow. Our culture is defined by openness and entrepreneurial thinking, with a foundation of mutual respect and high work standards. Through advancement opportunities and a motivating performance-based reward structure, we strive to eliminate bureaucracy in favor of recognizing effort and results.

How will you grow and be supported? 

As an eDiscovery Operations Analyst/Associate, you will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level by gaining invaluable experience across different industries, sectors, and companies on a variety of interesting and critical projects, from employee investigations to large corporate litigations. Utilizing your technical background, organizational skills, and relationship skills, you will have the opportunity to apply your analysis skills in complex, ambiguous situations working directly with clients. You will be working closely as a team with experienced professionals who will provide you with developmental feedback and growth opportunities. 

We offer competitive benefits and opportunities to support your personal and professional development. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. A&M recognizes that our people drive our growth, and you will be provided with the best available training and development resources through formalized and on the job training, as well as networking opportunities Learn more about why A&M is a wonderful place to work.  

Core Qualifications: 

  • A BS, BBA, or BA degree from an accredited university with a degree focused in a technical and/or analytical field, (i.e., computer science, information systems, engineering)
  • 0-2 years of professional experience in the field of digital forensics, eDiscovery, or cyber security, in a client-facing, professional service setting
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with the ability to synthesize information from several sources and draw coherent, well-evidenced conclusions
  • Excellent project management skills, managing and prioritizing multiple tasks and deadlines across clients
  • Exceptional client service and follow-up skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Rigorous organizational skills and attention to detail in all facets of work
  • Fast learner, eager to learn new technologies in a fast-paced, challenging, and uncertain environment
  • Ability to work on site in our Dallas office location

Preferred Attributes: 

  • Familiarity with data processing, document review, and production tools including Relativity, Reveal, ReadySuite, Nuix, and FTK
  • Sound technical understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and best practices in forensic collection, analysis, and review
  • Working knowledge of forensic tool suites including Magnet Forensics AXIOM, OpenText EnCase, and Cellebrite UFED, Physical Analyzer, and Inspector
  • Quantitative skills including experience with SAS, Stata, Python, R, Power BI, or SQL
  • Training and/certifications from industry organizations or vendors (i.e., Relativity, Reveal, GFCE, EnCE, CISSP), and/or other relevant professional certifications

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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