Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal
Location: negotiable
 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

 

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

 

Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies. 

    

Job Summary: 

 

Protect the company from legal, financial and reputational risk by executing the processes and procedures of the company’s e-discovery program.  Manage e-discovery activities, schedule interviews and meetings, manage and support e-discovery tools, follow-up with custodians to complete required activities, track preservation and collection activities and provide status updates. Work closely with the Cyber Incident Response Team, Records, HR and other IT teams.  Manage external vendors.  Provide e-discovery support to members of Litigation, Internal Investigations and Employment Law Teams, as well as outside counsel, to develop and execute e-discovery plans.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage and track the issuance of preservation notices
  • Follow-up with all levels of employees to ensure compliance with e-discovery activities
  • Audit compliance with internal processes (such as status reports, employee exit procedures, preservation notices, etc.)
  • Work with internal and external counsel to develop and manage e-discovery plans
  • Perform analysis and create both scheduled and ad hoc reports as requested
  • Respond to questions and issues submitted to the E-Discovery mailbox
  • Perform collection and processing tasks using various tools and procedures as directed by e-discovery team
  • Provide technical support to members of the legal team for various tools used by the team
  • Participate in activities to enhance the Electronic Discovery Program 

Relationships: 

 

Reports to: 

  • Director of Electronic Discovery                               

Internal Relationships: 

  • Provide support to internal Legal teams, including Litigation, Corporate Investigations and Employment Law teams
  • Work closely with IT, HR, Records and other internal teams

External Relationships:       

  • Work closely with outside counsel and e-discovery vendors to perform preservation, collection, processing and review activities


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS Degree in legal or technical field
  • Minimum of 2 years in litigation support or technical support role
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Project management skills
  • Experience with M365 and Advanced Discovery
  • Experience with e-discovery processing and review tools
  • Experience managing document reviews
  • Forensics experience and/or credentials
  • Experience with MS Teams and associated applications
Professional Skills:

  • Excellent English (oral and written) communication skills
  • Poise and confidence to work with senior company executives and outside counsel
  • Ability to multi-task while working on both long and short-term projects
  • Technical aptitude to learn new tools and work with various IT teams
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture. 
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
 
Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.
 
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.
 
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.
 
 
Requesting An Accommodation
 
Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.
 
If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.
 
Other Employment Statements
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
 
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
 

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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