Staff Attorney – McDermott Discovery – Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley or Chicago

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Staff Attorney - McDermott Discovery - Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley or Chicago

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been recognized as the Top Firm to Work For in both The American Lawyer and Vault 2022 rankings. Thats because we put your career on the fast track from day one, helping you hone your legal skills through meaningful work and powerful mentorship.

As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality and authenticity as both a person and a lawyerFrom our top-rated summer program to our award-winning professional development offerings and industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and careerso you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

We are currently seeking a staff attorney to join our McDermott Discovery Group to be based in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley or Chicago. The ideal candidate will have the background below.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4-5 years working in e-discovery, including substantial document review experience at all levels and phases of a project
  • Substantial experience working with and leveraging Relativity and other e-discovery technology tools to better manage, organize, and review data
  • Substantial experience analyzing and applying legal principles concerning HIPAA and privilege  doctrines to discovery objectives
  • Experience managing multiple projects and working effectively within a deadline-driven environment
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, whether working independently or as a team member


Must be admitted to practice in the area applying, Illinois or Washington, D.C.

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in Intellectual Property litigation, including patent litigation, and patent prosecution preferred but not required
  • Experience working with TAR and other AI applications preferred but not required
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organization and time management skills
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to completion
  • Positive client service, results-driven attitude

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our McDermott workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread of COVID-19, we require that members of our McDermott workforce be fully vaccinated.

At this time we are not asking you to provide any information about your current vaccination status, whether you would seek a medical or religious accommodation to the policy, or for any other medical information.  We are only notifying you of the policy if you are interested in moving forward with the application process.

*Policy applies to locations where local ordinances do not prevent COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).