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Susan James Discovery Professional

Senior Project Manager

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.3336

    F +1.206.359.9000

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.3336

    SusanJames@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Susan James is a senior project manager with the firm’s E-Discovery Services & Strategy practice. She consults with attorneys on e-discovery matters to recommend technology solutions to target relevant data, enhance document review and conserve cost. Susan also designs and manages cost-effective and efficient document reviews. She has experience managing discovery projects from data preservation to depositions. Additionally, Susan develops and implements effective solutions to a wide variety of discovery challenges by employing innovative technology solutions.

Susan brings a wealth of experience from the e-discovery industry, having worked with multiple law firms, e-discovery service providers and in-house corporate counsel. She has managed large e-discovery projects and has been responsible for supporting Relativity in a hosted environment, which included creation of workflows and providing training to case teams. In 2014, Susan created an internal ticketing application that was a finalist for kCura's Relativity Fest Innovation Award.

Susan is a Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA) and a Relativity Certified User (RCU). She is also a Concordance Certified Software Administrator (CCSA). Susan has experience with a wide range of other discovery technologies, including eCapture, Equivio, TrueCrypt, Analytics and TAR.

Professional Recognition

Community Involvement

  • ACEDS Detroit, Member and Social Media Coordinator for 2016 E-Discovery Symposium
  • Women in eDiscovery, Seattle Chapter Member, 2012 - present
  • Relativity User Group, Seattle Steering Committee Member, 2012 - 2015
  • Vespa Club of Seattle, Public Relations Director, 2012 - 2015

Related Employment

  • Xerox Corporation, E-Discovery Case Manager for General Motors, 2015 - 2016
  • Keller Rohrback LLP, Senior Legal Technology Analyst, 2012 - 2015
  • Lighthouse eDiscovery, Technical Project Manager and Hosted Solutions Project Manager, 2010 - 2012
  • EED, Inc., E-Discovery Project Manager, 2005 - 2008
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Data Center Manager, 1998 - 2000
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Litigation Support Analyst, 1992 - 1995; 1997 - 1998

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Education

  • University of Washington, B.A., History, 1987