Alston Discovery Project Attorney

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/21/2020 6:40 PM)
Job ID
ABSR Legal Services

General Summary

  • Attorney licensed in the state in which they are employed and paid on an hourly basis to assist in complex document reviews, legal research, writing and analysis, and other projects.
  • Alston Discovery Project Attorneys are hired for a temporary period of time or for the duration of a particular project or projects.
  • Alston Discovery Project Attorneys are temporary employees of Alston & Bird, with his/her official employer of record being TargetCW. If they qualify, they are offered benefits through TargetCW.

Essential Duties

  • Assist in complex document reviews, legal research/analysis, and other projects.
  • Review and analyze documents using a variety of online review tools, including Relativity.
  • Analyze and apply subjective coding of privileged and responsive documents.
  • Perform 2nd tier review or quality control on a document review.
  • Index and organize documents.
  • Retrieve and review documents and respond to case needs as necessary.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.
  • Create, revise and update privilege logs.
  • Review, code and redact documents for confidentiality.
  • Draft memoranda regarding the status of projects or issues presented by a project.
  • Maintain current and accurate time entry (InTapp) records and TargetCW Webcenter timesheets.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Firm’s policies and procedures, including established Best Practices.

Skills Needed to be Successful

  • Juris Doctorate degree.
  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing in the state in which they are employed.
  • A minimum of three years of document review experience or equivalent substantive litigation experience.
  • Legal analysis skills.
  • Familiarity with e-discovery review platforms and tools.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to effectively express yourself, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships throughout the Firm.

Additional Information

At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For©" for 21 years in a row. 

Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices. 


The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time. 
Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee’s suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position. 

Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate. 

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