eDiscovery Sr. Counsel

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

Seeking senior attorney with eDiscovery experience in complex litigations and other adversarial proceedings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Associate General Counsel for Records and eDiscovery in developing ediscovery strategies to support both local and global functions
  • Providing guidance and strategic advice to in-house and outside counsel on eDiscovery strategy and eDiscovery topics from legal hold through production in litigation and other adversarial proceedings
  • Serving as principal liaison between global eDiscovery Center of Excellence for eDiscovery (CoE) and Genentech’s Litigation Practice Group (LPG)
  • Partnering and working collaboratively with the LPG and outside counsel on all aspects of e-discovery, including ESI preservation (including strategy, scoping and execution), collection, search and refinement processes Including technology assisted review (TAR) and other analytics), review, and production, meet and confer strategy and communications, and eDiscovery motion strategy and practice
  • Preparing eDiscovery portions of FRCP Rule 26 initial disclosures and state counterparts
  • Working with counterparts in [privacy] to ensure that international and local discovery practices comport with legal and business requirement and policy positions with respect to data transfer and storage, including GDPR considerations
  • Tracking developments in state, federal and international e-discovery law, making recommendations and providing training about best practices
  • Partnering with IT and providing eDiscovery requirements for new technology used for business purposes
  • Identifying potential legal risks associated with new technologies or business practices and raising issues with LPG and CoE as needed
  • Identifying and driving implementation of tools, vendors, and processes needed to support continuous improvement in eDiscovery capabilities
  • Providing requirements for eDiscovery solutions and serving as business lead for evaluations of tools
  • Serving as a point of contact on strategic eDiscovery topics for eDiscovery vendors
  • Monitoring metrics related to eDiscovery vendor work, including document review, to drive quality and cost-effectiveness
  • Monitoring metrics related to law firm work on eDiscovery issues to drive quality and cost-effectiveness

Who You Are

Ideal Experience/Education:

  • J.D. with Bar admission and 8+years’ experience, with substantial experience in eDiscovery in complex adversarial matters. Excellent academic credentials required;
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related life science industry preferred;
  • Experience with cross-border discovery preferred;
  • Experience with meet and confer sessions preferred;
  • Experience with in-court discovery motion practice preferred;
  • Deep understanding of legal eDiscovery requirements and technology used to support eDiscovery, such as collection, processing, machine learning, and review solutions.

Critical Competencies:

Strategic eDiscovery Expert:

  • Demonstrated experience in resolving challenging eDiscovery issues and proven ability to deliver sound, clear, practical legal advice in a business setting.
  • Excellent judgment and superior negotiation skills.
  • Ability to understand legal, technology, and market trends
  • Skilled at benchmarking and networking about eDiscovery

Influential Communicator:

  • Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Superior client-relations skills.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with other employees, business partners, and outside counsel.
  • Ability to present to leaders on eDiscovery trends

Adaptive and Results-Oriented Performer:

  • Ability to multi-task with ease.
  • Ability to support multiple, complex matters and projects at the same time
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently.
  • Project management experience a plus.
  • Fast-paced, yet detail oriented.

Adept at Understanding Technology:

  • Ability to work with IT to understand technology related to eDiscovery data sources
  • Ability to convey legal requirements to IT and technology details to lawyers
  • Ability to educate legal community on emerging market and technology trends

Travel: Ability to travel nationally, and limited international trips, in conjunction with providing eDiscovery advice.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.


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