Document Review Senior Associate
Who we are
Forensic Services is a rapidly expanding business within PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), providing excellent opportunities to work in a busy, challenging commercial environment. Our innovative work includes major investigations, addressing rogue trader or bribery allegations, and assisting with commercial and transactional disputes across all industry sectors. Business threats, financial crime and projects in crises give rise to high profile and intellectually challenging work and we’ve been involved in some of the most high-profile and headline-grabbing assignments globally.
We currently have a very exciting career opportunity for a highly driven legal associate to join our Intelligent Review Team. This will likely appeal to a qualified lawyer or an experienced paralegal/legal executive who wishes to work outside of traditional practice and gain exposure to a diverse client base. You will work within a talented team and play a key role in the oversight of key projects and in the further development and growth of PWC’s legal support offering.
About the team
The Intelligent Review (IR) team supports our internal and external clients on large scale investigations, remediation and litigation projects and our Legal Support service is increasingly becoming a key strategic support service to our clients. We combine highly skilled reviewers of diverse backgrounds with cutting edge technology to provide intelligent, efficient and effective review services on highly complex cases.
With rapid advances in the technology available to us to conduct our reviews, the opportunity to further develop the Legal Support offering has never been greater and we are looking to bring a talented individual on board who will play a key role in the continued growth and development of a specialised legal offering to service the growing market for our services. The future career development potential is considerable.
About the role
Responsibilities for successful candidates will include:
Managing multi-jurisdictional investigations, remediation and litigation reviews, including project initiation, resourcing, client contact project management and fee/scope management
Acting as subject matter expert on a range of topics and drawing on industry knowledge and legal skill set to advise and guide clients and project teams throughout the review process
Contributing to the development of project teams and supporting IR team members in achieving team goals
Supporting the IR management team in the further development and growth of the IR team’s Legal Support offering
• Opportunity for working from home: No
• Amount of time client based: Potentially 10% - 20%
• Opportunity for job sharing: No
• Need to travel/overnight stays away from home: Occasionally
• Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Negotiable
• Amount of time PwC office based: 80% - 100%
In addition to an enthusiastic attitude and positive approach, we are looking for an individual who has the following skills:
Qualified Lawyer (in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland or England & Wales) with 2 or more years PQE OR An experienced Legal Executive/Paralegal with 5 or more years PQE gained in a commercial/corporate law firm;
Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to step back and assess the bigger picture where required;
A highly analytical skill set with an ability to quickly grasp complex concepts and to evaluate large amounts of information for the purposes of identifying underlying key issues and their broader implications;
An aptitude for innovation and learning, with a particular focus on the use of new technologies and on creative thinking with it comes to implementing bespoke client solutions
Strong communication skills with a focus on collaborative working and relationship building
An ability to delegate and multi-task at various levels, including strategic thinking to troubleshooting detail where needed.
Project management experience, with a proven track record in delivering large scale projects in line with targets
Knowledge and experience of large scale document reviews with the ability to project manage the process from instruction to completion.
Background in consultancy, professional service firms and/or legal practice management might be helpful.
Fluency in a second language with an ability to translate documents into English
Experience commercial due diligence, corporate and investment banking matters would be an advantage
This role will appeal to a candidate who is looking for a new challenge outside of traditional practice with opportunities to work on a diverse range of projects for international clients within a global advisory firm, to manage their own projects/teams, to progress quickly and to contribute to the overall business strategy and development of a new and innovative legal service offerings for a growing global client base.