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eDiscovery Specialist

About the position

We are a Fortune 50 financial services leader with a dynamic and diverse workforce and a strong emphasis on talent management. Our High Tech Investigations Unit, part of Cybersecurity and Privacy Law, is seeking an experienced individual for the position of eDiscovery Specialist. In this capacity, the eDiscovery Specialist is responsible for implementing Prudential’s quality-controlled, efficient, and defensible discovery process as it relates to electronically stored information (ESI). The eDiscovery Specialist works closely with Prudential’s Discovery Services Team to manage all aspects of electronic discovery for the firm’s litigation and regulatory matters. The eDiscovery Specialist has the opportunity to use their experience and industry knowledge to provide best practices guidance and ensure that Prudential’s eDiscovery process continues to be world-class.

The successful candidate must be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment with changing priorities. The eDiscovery Specialist will be required to possess strong technical skills and experience with litigation support technologies and vendors. Excellent interpersonal skills will be needed as there will be significant interaction with associates at all levels of the organization, including attorneys from various business units, legal professionals, the business records management community and outside counsel. The successful candidate will be able to multi-task and work independently under tight time constraints.

Job Description

This position reports directly to the Director, High Technology Investigations and partners with the High Technology Investigations Unit (HTIU) in the implementation of the Enterprise's E-Discovery programs and technical investigations. In this capacity, the eDiscovery Specialist is responsible for the collection, documentation and preservation of evidence from various forms of electronic media and equipment utilizing accepted forensic tools and techniques. This position will also assist in the maintenance of the HTIU’s electronic discovery and forensic tools, software library, and ensuring that licenses and tools are current. This position requires the ability to work with minimum supervision to analyze data, examine evidence, and produce concise reports in support of the HTIU and other corporate investigations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collecting and preserving ESI using industry standard tools and best practices.
  • Processing data, including the application of search terms and running analytical tasks in Prudential’s eDiscovery tools, Clearwell and Relativity.
  • Tracking and managing eDiscovery requests to completion while keeping clients, in-house and outside counsel apprised of developments.
  • Partnering with the Discovery Services Team to successfully complete projects in a defensible and efficient manner.
  • Developing and implementing training on the use of Prudential’s eDiscovery tool
  • Conducting research and benchmarking with peer companies and e-discovery industry subject matter experts to identify best practices.
  • Working closely with Prudential’s IT departments to troubleshoot technical issues involving preservation of data.
  • Assisting in managing the firm’s eDiscovery and forensic tools.
  • Experience in report writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or digital forensics
  • 2 plus years of IT or industry related experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with eDiscovery methodology, best practices, and processing and review platforms (Clearwell and Relativity preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience with personal computers, mobile devices, and server hardware, including RAID networked drive storage systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows, Apple (OS X/iOS) and Linux operating systems
  • Knowledge of programming and database languages (PowerShell)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral are critical
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel if required
  • Computer expertise in Microsoft Office 365 and an understanding of the impact of technology
  • Experience using EnCase or similar forensic tools

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.