Forensic Technology Manager, eDiscovery
City : Toronto
Category : Advisory
Industry : Finance
Employer : KPMG
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Overview of the opportunity:
We are looking for a talented individual at the Manager level to join KPMG’s Forensic Technology practice based in the GTA. The successful individual will be driven, and results oriented, with a strong focus on quality and technical skills. This individual will possess a solid background in the eDiscovery process and technology, computer forensic skills or an investigative mindset would be preferred but not required.
KPMG’s Forensic Technology team is one which has received tremendous investment and has been identified as a transformational part of the firm to deliver growth over the next five years. It is an excellent opportunity for those that are looking to work in a firm with unparalleled career progression opportunities.
What you will do
As a key member in this practice, you will be responsible for the management and execution of client engagements including the identification, acquisition, processing and analysis of digital information for eDiscovery matters. You will work closely with your peers in the digital forensic, forensic investigations and cyber security practices to provide a solid controls-based approach to evidence identification, collection, processing and production.
- Lead and manage eDiscovery engagements (including financial management, resource allocation and project onboarding/closing)
- Assisting in organizing and maintaining Electronically Stored Information (ESI) to align to leading eDiscovery practices and compliance with Client requirements.
- Collaborate with clients to understand their eDiscovery needs and requirements. Act as a trusted advisor by recommending appropriate solutions and strategies to address their eDiscovery challenges.
- Take ownership of eDiscovery projects from initiation to completion. Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, timelines, and budgets to ensure the successful and timely completion of tasks.
- Manage the processing of collected data, including data culling, filtering, and data reduction techniques to reduce data volumes while preserving relevant information. This will include advising on leading practices, processes and procedures for the processing and culling of data in Nuix and Relativity.
- Support the document review lifecycle by employing various technologies to efficiently identify potentially responsive documents. This will include providing Relativity consulting services (relativity administration capability) and supporting clients during their eDiscovery review process.
- Advise clients on leading practices for implementing and managing legal holds to preserve potentially relevant information, ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements.
- Oversee the preparation and production of information for use in legal proceedings, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and adherence to production deadlines.
- Implement quality control measures throughout the eDiscovery process to validate data accuracy and the defensibility of processes.
- Stay up-to-date with eDiscovery software, tools, and emerging technologies to optimize workflows and enhance efficiency.
- Conduct training sessions for clients to increase their understanding of eDiscovery processes and available technologies.
- Act as the lead technical liaison between case/engagement managers and Client teams to provide technical consulting services related to the eDiscovery processes (with a specialized knowledge of managing ESI).
- Assist the forensic accounting and investigation teams in the analysis and management of electronic data relevant to the investigation including assisting in defining search parameters and completing document review processes.
- Actively contribute to thought leadership and business development campaigns.
- Establish and promote KPMG’s brand profile within the industry.
- Your proven leadership skills will contribute to continued development of the Forensic Technology team, supporting internal development opportunities and process enhancement.
- Promote an open door culture which will allow the Forensic Technology team members to learn and develop through mentorship and coaching
What you bring to the role
- Five-to-seven years of relevant experience in an eDiscovery environment.
- At least five (5+) years of experience in an advisory, legal or external consulting capacity
- Strong knowledge of eDiscovery process flow, document review and Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) cycle.
- Knowledge in Nuix, Relativity, RelativityOne and other ediscovery platforms/tools.
- Knowledge and hands on experience in Microsoft Office 365 eDiscovery, Encase and FTK will be added value.
- Relativity Certifications like RCA, RelativityOne, and Nuix Certifications will be preferred.
- Extensive experience and knowledge on handling various filetypes.
- Understanding data properties such as data structure, file signatures, email threading and email pattern.
- Ability to multi-task, organizing workload independently, understanding prioritization of tasks across projects and ability to work in team as well as independently.
- Strong relationship management, analytical skills, problem solving, communication and presentation skills.
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
- Candidate should have an interest in and an ability to rapidly learn new tools and technologies. For example, the candidate should be able to identify and work with new tools / technologies on client projects as needed.
- A detailed knowledge of forensic procedures for analysis, processing and tracking of collected data - media logging, chain of custody, hashing/integrity, and similar processes.
- Demonstrated skills in project management and capable of managing multiple concurrent projects and competing priorities.
- A professional, collaborative and client-oriented attitude.
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