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Senior Associate, eDiscovery Operations

Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jul 17, 2024

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Senior 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, privacy, information governance and data complianceBy 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? 


Serving as a team leader and the main point of contact, you will work closely with our clients to provide support and enable them to leverage forensic, data, and eDiscovery 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. 

  • Collaborate with team to implement efficient workflows, proactively identify and mitigate risk, apply quality control, address technical challenges to make data discoverable, viewable and useful. 

  • Accurately and proactively communicates with team members regarding upcoming commitments and deadlines, project status updates, and issues or challenges. 

  • Maintain consistent communication and coordination with team members to ensure timely completion of tasks, establish project goals, review associated costs, etc. 

  • Ensure eDiscovery best practices are followed 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. 

  • Utilize Relatively and similar eDiscovery tools to collaborate and review workflows with team 

  • Produce consistent and thorough documentation and summaries of team’s data collection efforts, tracking, and reporting. 

  • Identifying opportunities for process improvement and streamlining.  


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 eDiscovery, 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 Senior 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: 

  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with the ability to synthesize information from several sources and draw coherent, well-evidenced conclusions 

  • Excellent organizational skills, managing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, while meeting timely deadlines 

  • Full understanding of standard eDiscovery methodology and best practices 

  • Sound technical understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) 

  • Ability to review, interpret, and comply with ESI specifications and internal standard methodologies 

  • Experience using Relativity as an advanced user and database administrator 

  • Experience with loading data into Relativity and basic Relativity administrative functions 

  • Experience with Relativity Processing 

  • Experience with administering Relativity’s SQL Backend 

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 

  • Fast learner, eager to learn new technologies in a fast-paced, challenging, and uncertain environment 

  • 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) 

  • Flexibility to travel approximately 10-20% of the time 


Preferred Attributes: 

  • Experience with data processing, document review, and production tools including Relativity, Reveal, Brainspace, ReadySuite, and Nuix 

  • Experience with digital forensics tools including FTK, EnCase, Cellebrite, Axiom, Paladin, Kali 

  • Experience with database programming languages and/or forensic tools a plus, including – but not limited to – Oracle, Python, Visual Basic, Cellebrite, Encase, FTK, etc. 

  • Experience with development of Relativity Custom Applications, Scripts. 

  • Experience with eDiscovery custom reporting. 

  • Experience with Cloud based infrastructure administration (e.g. Azure, AWS, etc.). 

  • Ability to scope and lead forensic data-collections, on-site at client premises.  

  • Training and/certifications from industry organizations or vendors (i.e., Relativity, Reveal, GFCE, EnCE, CISSP), and/or other relevant professional certifications 

Full-time Positions and Part-time Positions Over 30 hours

Regular employees working 30 or more hours per week are also entitled to participate in Alvarez & Marsal Holdings’ fringe benefits consisting of healthcare plans, flexible spending and savings accounts, life, AD&D, and disability coverages at rates determined from time to time as well as a 401(k) retirement plan. Provided the eligibility requirements are met, employees will also receive a discretionary contribution to their 401(k) from Alvarez & Marsal. Additionally, employees are eligible for paid time off including vacation, personal days, seventy-two (72) hours of sick time (prorated for part time employees), ten federal holidays, one floating holiday, and parental leave. The amount of vacation and personal days available varies based on tenure and role type. Click here for more information regarding A&M’s benefits programs.



The salary range is $80,000 - $110,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performancePlease ask your recruiter for details. 



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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