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Societe Generale's Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS) Division operates in all major markets with close to 12,000 staff in more than 30 countries, over 3,000 staff of which reside in the United States. The three primary business lines in the United States - Global Finance (GLFI), Coverage and Investment Banking (CORI), and Global Markets (MARK) provide sophisticated banking, advisory, capital markets and trading solutions to a diverse client base. The GLFI and CORI businesses have important concentrations in Natural Resources, Asset-Backed Products, Leveraged Lending and Capital Markets. Keys to future successes are a continuing client focus as well as the successful embracing of an increase in market sophistication and the intelligent adaptation to the challenges of ongoing regulatory change.
The US Legal Department works in collaboration with a global team with main hubs in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Bangalore. The Legal Department serves a dual mission of furthering legitimate business objectives while protecting SG from legal, regulatory and reputational risk. The Legal Department is strongly aligned with business and operational activity globally and therefore plays a key role in the success of Societe Generale's corporate and investment banking ambitions. The Legal Department interacts directly both with external counterparts and with members of internal business divisions while also working closely with the credit, risk, operations and collateral teams who share responsibility for the success of SG's client focused activities.
Mission In this position, the hired candidate will operate under the supervision of the Legal team to manage eDiscovery in the Americas. More specifically, the responsibilities of this role include the following:
Under the direction of counsel, serve as the primary resource for the Litigation, Enforcement & Investigations team to manage document preservation efforts, collections, and reviews in litigations and investigations;
Provide strategic and technical advice regarding eDiscovery planning and budgeting, including by working with internal/external counsel and eDiscovery vendors to manage document reviews in a cost-effective manner, utilizing technology resources as appropriate;
Participate in factual investigations and interviews of corporate personnel to fulfill discovery and preservation obligations;
Assist in negotiation and management of contracts with existing suppliers of litigation support services and technology, and monitor and track vendor performance to ensure quality and cost effectiveness;
Maintain and enhance the Litigation team's policies, procedures and best practices regarding legal holds and eDiscovery, including by managing the firm's legal hold software and advising on related process and technology issues;
Liaise with compliance, IT, records and information management, information security, data management office, and other groups within the Firm to advise on initiatives and developments with eDiscovery impact (including e-communications and audio recordings management, mobile/BYOD policies, cloud-based initiatives, privacy issues, and information governance & defensible disposition projects).
Advise overseas legal teams regarding legal hold and eDiscovery obligations, including impact of GDPR-related programs; and
Monitor industry news and market developments for innovations in technology, changes in law, and other eDiscovery trends that may impact the firm.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate highly technical concepts;
Ability to effectively interact with senior management and other internal groups on complex issues;
Ability to work independently as well as with other members of the Legal Department and other areas of the firm;
Ability to mobilize multiple stakeholders within the bank to achieve diverse objectives;
Ability to prioritize a broad array of tasks;
An innovative, flexible and creative personality and willingness to take on new challenges and responsibilities;
Ability to understand how complex systems within a financial institution work and to understand how information is contained in such systems;
Strong planning and organizational skills and attention to detail.
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Proficiency in a wide range of technologies and knowledge as to eDiscovery industry best practices, including an understanding of multiple tools and processes associated with large scale complex eDiscovery response.
Understanding of products to perform early case assessment, analytics, document searches, and technology-assisted review (TAR).
Familiarity with technical issues relating to data management, storage and disposition as it relates to eDiscovery and legal hold obligations.
Desired / Plus:
Industry certifications, including ACEDS and/or CIPP/US
Understanding of banking and securities and futures industry regulations and norms.
Experience with Exterro eDiscovery and legal hold software.
Experience implementing defensible disposal programs at large international institutions.
5+ years of experience providing a wide range of eDiscovery services and litigation support involving complex eDiscovery and challenges with a law firm, corporate law department, eDiscovery vendor or consultant.
Undergraduate degree from a well-regarded 4-year college/university
Desired / Plus:
F amiliarity/fluency with French
Graduate degree in law
Prior employment with a financial institution
Internal Number: 5931685
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