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eDiscovery Counsel

Company: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Job Description:

eDiscovery Counsel - req9850

State Farm is offering a rare opportunity to join a high performing, Fortune 50 in-house legal team that provides legal counsel to a variety of business clients across the enterprise. Our Law Department employees are challenged, committed and empowered. As a community, we help one another grow professionally and personally. It is part of who we are and have been since 1922.

The State Farm Law Department is looking for an eDiscovery attorney to assist in matters arising primarily out of litigation. The attorney would work in a section of the Law Department that oversees requests for enterprise information from all fifty state departments of insurance, federal regulatory agencies, as well as coordinating discovery and third party subpoena requests. In addition, the attorney would provide counseling to the enterprise in regards to information management and pre-trial discovery activities including:

Governance - Discussions and decisions regarding potential risks and/or benefits arising from technology adoption, retention, and eventual disposition.

Identification - Locating potential sources of information.

Preservation - Ensuring that information is appropriately preserved as required by litigation and regulatory needs.

Collection - Gathering information for further use.

Processing - Effectively managing large volumes of information for review and analysis.

Review - Evaluating information for relevance and privilege.

Analysis - Evaluating information for content and context, including key patterns, topics, people and discussion.

Production - Delivering information to others using appropriate delivery mechanisms, including encryption solutions.

Presentation - Displaying information before audiences to elicit further information, validate existing facts or positions.

What You Will Do:

The primary focus of the eDiscovery Counsel provide counseling to the enterprise in regards to information management and pre-trial discovery activities as it pertains to litigation brought against State Farm entities, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:

--- Respond to written discovery requests (interrogatories, document requests, and requests for admission) in state and federal litigation
--- Prepare and execute ESI protocols, document review protocols and other eDiscovery work flow documentation
--- Prepare and execute discovery strategies
--- Prepare to defend depositions of corporate representatives regarding electronic discovery and records management issues
--- Advise clients regarding preservation issues
--- Educate clients' outside counsel, witnesses, and third-party service providers on discovery processes
--- Design, document, and execute litigation discovery management processes and procedures
--- Advise on meet and confer sessions
--- Help identify, select, and prepare expert witnesses to testify regarding preservation and discovery compliance issues
--- Identify, select, and manage outside vendors for various eDiscovery services
--- Conduct quality control tests and audits to assess and test preservation and discovery compliance issues
--- Perform risk, efficiency, and cost assessments of eDiscovery processes, technologies, and service providers
--- Develop and execute approaches to technology assisted review tools in litigation and investigation response

What We Offer You:

--- State Farm offers candidates the opportunity to engage in complex legal work for a Fortune 50 client. We focus on developing our employees to help them reach their full potential.
--- Competitive Benefits, Pay and Bonus Potential
--- Volunteer opportunities: Get involved and give back to the community!
--- A Learning Culture: Mentoring, Professional Designations, Employee Development, and more!
--- 401k Plan and FULLY FUNDED PENSION
--- We embrace Diversity and Inclusion: We are one team and it is simply the right thing to do!
--- Learn more about our benefits at State Farm Careers!

Additional Details:

--- Other than as authorized by the General Counsel or his designee, employees are not permitted to handle any legal business outside of State Farm except authorized pro bono work.
--- Newly hired employees must cease all outside practice and all suit involvement before joining State Farm
--- Travel may be required via commercial transportation or driving to job related activities
--- May work irregular hours due to workload and nature of the work

We are not just offering a job but a meaningful career! We're here to help life go right?
Come join our passionate team!

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Requisition ID:
req9850

Job Title:
eDiscovery Counsel

Number of Openings:
1

Job Category:
Professional/Technical

Employment Type:
Regular Full-Time

Shift:
First

Weekends:
Not Required

Location:
Bloomington, IL

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