Senior Project Manager

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Operations | Full-time


Acorn Legal Solutions is seeking a Senior eDiscovery Project Manager to join our growing team in Chicago, Illinois or Grand Rapids, Michigan.


The Project Manager is responsible for delivering high-quality litigation support services throughout the life cycle of a matter, including providing expertise and consultative advice regarding data collections, processing, review workflows, analytics and production deliverables. At Acorn, the Senior Project Manager is very hands-on and conducts day-to-day administration of the database.


 The role involves concurrently managing multiple projects of varying complexity and scope. The Project Manager will collaborate with attorneys, paralegals, IT personnel, forensic providers, managed review team, and other members of the legal team to ensure the successful completion of eDiscovery matters.


Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead the planning and implementation of eDiscovery projects.
    • Consult on search term analysis, report generation and culling strategies.
    • Develop and manage project plans, budgets, resource allocation, and project timelines.
    • Provide direction and support to project team.
    • Perform quality control on client project deliverables.
    • Monitor and report on the progress of projects to all stakeholders.
    • Evaluate project results and identify changes that can be implemented for future work.
    • Account penetration and development for new and existing clients.
    • Responsible for loading data, productions, setup of review layouts and views, analytics, etc.
    • Understanding of assisted review workflows, best practices, and managing assisted review projects.


Position Skills:


    • 5+ years of litigation support experience required
    • Relativity Certified Administrator, or ability to earn RCA within 3 months of start-date
    • A proactive approach to problem solving that instills client confidence, wins repeat business and generates excellent referrals.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage client expectations and maintain client satisfaction.
    • Strong teamwork, communication (written and oral), client management, and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated experience managing multiple, concurrent projects involving cross-functional teams within budgetary and schedule constraints.
    • Displays professionalism, quality service, and a "can do" attitude.
    • Ability to understand how own works factors into legal process and outcome of legal matter



    • 10+ years of experience preferred
    • Experience with forensic data collection best practices and tools is a plus
    • Extensive experience in EDD processes, tools, and systems with consistent use of innovative technology.
    • PMP Certification preferred (or equivalent experience)
    • JD, paralegal experience or law firm experience, preferred


Technical Skills: 


  • Relativity Review, required
  • Relativity Case Dynamics, required
  • Active Learning Module, required


  • NexLP StoryEngine, preferred
  • Nuix, preferred
  • Relativity Processing, preferred
  • Encase experience, viewed favorably
  • Cellbrite experience, viewed favorably
  • X1 experience, viewed favorably


We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.



  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Strong bonus plan based on performance
  • Health Insurance - Your choice of PPO, ACO, HDHP. FSA and HSA available
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Dental, Vision, life, disability insurance