E-Discovery Project Manager

Legal, Risk & Compliance

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Legal, Risk & Compliance


Business Professionals


Brisbane, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Perth, Australia
Sydney, Australia

The role

DLA Piper is accelerating investment in it’s eDiscovery strategy and capability for Australia and the wider Asia Pacific market.  As a result we have an exciting opportunity for an E- Discovery Project Manager to join a talented team of experts.  You will be working as part of the Litigation & Regulatory Group with responsibility for managing eDiscovery projects throughout Australia and other APAC offices.

The E- Discovery Project Manager serves a key role on the Electronic Data Management (EDM) team as a primary point of accountability for building alignment and consistency in our response to large scale eDiscovery reviews and service delivery to our clients, as well as in our engagement with the various regulators, courts, and tribunals that the firm connects with daily.  


Whilst this list is not exhaustive, we anticipate that some of the key areas of focus and responsibility will require the successful applicant to:

  • Providing litigation support services including planning and implementing eDiscovery solutions on a case specific basis from data collection to trial.
  • Hands on delivery of end to end eDiscovery tasks in RelativityOne including data processing, managing reviews, running active learning projects and document productions.
  • Documenting and agreeing project requirements.
  • Managing eDiscovery projects to ensure requirements are met (including adherence to budget).
  • Engaging with and instructing third parties as required.
  • Assisting with the negotiation of Exchange Protocols.
  • Producing required reports and tracking documentation.
  • Managing instructing lawyer and client expectations whilst delivering strong consultancy and advice on risk management, commerciality and technical project elements.
  • Supporting the Group’s training on best practice, marketing and BD activity insofar as it relates to eDiscovery and electronic document management.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate Service, Delivery and Quality (SDQ) teams, in particular the Legal Delivery Centre, Legal Project Management and Legal Technology teams.


This role is designed to deliver e-discovery and e-data capability for a range of service needs across the international firm. Whilst we do not indicate a specific level of experience required for any of our vacancies, we are ideally seeking an individual with significant skill, experience and characteristics as follows:

  • Experience in providing litigation support and managing the eDiscovery process in large scale matters.
  • Proficiency in use of eDiscovery software, such as Relativity, Reveal Data and Nuix, or other equivalent eDiscovery platforms, and familiarity with the third party service providers in the market and their offerings.
  • Experience in negotiating Exchange Protocols.
  • Understanding of the legal procedure and requirements in relation to discovery / e-discovery.
  • Strong team and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to interact confidently with lawyers, partners and external providers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • A practical ability to identify efficient and effective solutions to non-standard situations.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.