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Project Manager Quality Assurance

Location:
Potomac, MD, 20854
Salary:
120,000
Posted:
August 24, 2012

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STEPHEN G. KALUDIS ***** Jubal Early Court

Potomac, MD 20854

301-***-**** home

301-***-**** cell

n71pft@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Capture Discovery (Washington, D.C.)

Senior Project Manager April 2010 to July 2012

Managed the schedules, budgets and project specifications for numerous client projects.

Provided upfront consulting to litigation teams on electronic discovery issues, such as data collection and preservation; assess and recommend EDD platforms, related hosting options including Relativity, eView and Catalyst and FYI, and analytical tools.

Collaborated and consult with clients on best practices for EFP, EDD, forensic and online review and collection, electronic file processing and document review processes.

Ran project design meetings and advised clients on litigation technology requirements and options.

Relativity administrator (took class in March 2012)

Onsite3 (Washington, D.C.)

Senior Project Manager October 2006 to July 2009

Managed four Project Managers and Onsite production team for EDD, EFP requests, scanning, blowbacks, imaging, online review and forensic projects for law firm and corporate clients.

Ran project design meetings and advised clients on litigation technology requirements and options.

Provided upfront consulting to litigation teams on electronic discovery issues, such as data collection and preservation; assess and recommend EDD platforms, related hosting options, and analytical tools.

Managed the schedules, budgets and project specifications for numerous client projects. Multiple cases involved 4 to 26 terabytes of responsive data, which had been cull down from greater data volumes.

Manage a case load of over 100 review databases (E-view, iConect, and Concordance) and 40 clients including law firm and corporate clients. Drafted contracts, SOWs, responded to RFP’s and SLAs.

Collaborated and consult with clients on best practices for EFP, EDD, forensic and online review and collection, electronic file processing and document review processes.

Performed technical data management activities such as: data loading into database applications, image loading into imaging viewing applications, CD-ROM creation, building production subsets, and database maintenance.

Maintained and troubleshot litigation databases (perform data normalization, global edits, remove duplicates, overlay or merge data into existing records, index and pack databases).

Wrote and responded to RFP’s, RFQ’s, GSA contracts, USPS contracts and Corporate SOWs.

-- Moved from St. Louis, MO to Washington, D.C. --

Performed Contract Attorney & Litigation Support Work

Contract Attorney & Litigation Support Professional November 2004 to October 2006

October 2009 to February 2010

Served as Team Leader for 40-attorneys. Duties included managing the 40 attorneys, assigning document review batches and quality checking the coding and tagging accuracy, and managed and utilized the Kroll database.

Built Concordance database for document review and production, and prepared Excel privilege index and log from Concordance export.

Extensively used ASP's for culling electronic data collections, queries, reports, and document review and production.

Performed technical data management activities such as: data importing and exporting, image loading into image viewing applications, CD-ROM creation, building production subsets, and database maintenance.

Performed paper and Concordance document review for DOJ Grand Jury subpoena.

Perform document review and privilege log via Excel for ITAR Export Licenses.

Conducted document reviews using Summation and Metalincs on various criminal investigations, which included database management.

Designed, created, maintained and troubleshot litigation support databases.

Beta tested Metalincs vs. Summation tracking workflow, time and costs in Excel.

Served as the Project Manager for document pull and review of contracts at client site.

Perform Paralegal duties for quasi-governmental body including cite checking, memo drafting, record compilation, file maintenance and legal research using Westlaw and Lexis Nexis.

Worked directly with attorneys to prepare materials for electronic presentation systems, prepare trial exhibits, coordinate the set up of hardware in the courtroom/war-room and provide daily support of the presentation system in the courtroom.

Stephen G. Kaludis, LLC (St. Louis, MO)

Sole Practitioner August 2000 to August 2004

Managed a solo practice with six staff litigating large, complex and multi-district litigation matters.

Managed and coordinated all aspects of litigation support technology across numerous litigation matters.

Extensively used ASP's for culling electronic data collections, queries, reports, and document review and production.

Perform technical data management activities such as: data loading into database applications, image loading into imaging viewing applications, CD-ROM creation, building production subsets, and database maintenance.

Quality assurance check and load data and image files from vendors into litigation support applications, and maintain tracking logs for data loaded.

Perform software administration using Concordance, LiveNote and other litigation support applications.

Design, create, maintain and troubleshoot litigation support databases and imaging projects.

Advised small and medium businesses on ADA, FMLA, HIPPA and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Managed own practice, paralegal and two secretarial staff positions.

Prepared materials for electronic presentation systems, prepare trial exhibits, coordinate the set up of hardware in the courtroom/war-room and provide daily support of the presentation system in court.

Advised Medical practices and hospital systems in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois on HIPPA, FMLA, ADA and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Fred Roth, Inc. (St. Louis, MO)

Senior Associate Attorney October 1996 to July 2000

Represented clients primarily in Civil Litigation and Workers' Compensation cases including: first-chair jury trials in St. Louis City/County (Missouri) and St. Clair and Madison Counties (Illinois) regarding Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Product Liability cases.

Involved in and responsible for all aspects of litigation support technology across numerous cases.

Served as the primary point of contact to fellow attorneys, case paralegals and outside vendors for all cases employing litigation support technology and services.

Performed technical data management activities such as: data loading into database applications, image loading into imaging viewing applications, CD-ROM creation, building production subsets, and database maintenance.

Quality assurance check and load data and image files from vendors into litigation support applications, and maintain tracking logs for data loaded.

Extensively used ASP's for culling electronic data collections, queries, reports, and document review and production.

Designed, created, maintained and troubleshot litigation support databases.

Responsible for all aspects of litigation from suit preparation to appeal for one hundred plus civil files and over one hundred and fifty Worker's Compensation files.

Prepared materials for electronic presentation systems, prepare trial exhibits, coordinate the set up of hardware in the courtroom/war-room and provide daily support of the presentation system in court.

CNA Insurance Companies (St. Louis, MO)

Trial Attorney December 1991 to May 1996

Represented large Multi-Line Insurer and Insured’s in all aspects of litigation including: Workers' Compensation, Negligence Actions, Professional Liability, Premises, Products, and Construction Liability cases for discovery, motions, hearings, the trial and appeals.

Managed and coordinated all litigation support aspects of individual cases as assigned.

Served as Interim Managing Trial Attorney for 3 months.

Handled caseload of up to three hundred and thirty Workers' Compensation cases and twenty five tort cases.

Evans & Dixon (St. Louis, MO)

Associate Attorney March 1990 to December 1991

Represented various Insurance Companies and Self-Insured Employers in litigation primarily in Workers' Compensation and Employment-related matters covering employee, witness and medical depositions, pre-hearings, hearings and appeals.

Prepared case summaries for client newsletter.

The Trakas Group (St. Louis, MO)

Associate Attorney October 1988 to February 1990

Represented clients in litigation primarily covering Federal Employers Liability Act cases, Workers' Compensation, Negligence Actions, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Corporate Law and Employment-related issues on preparation of discovery and drafting of pleadings, motions and appellate briefs.

LITIGATION SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCY:

Concordance* Summation* Trial Director* KrollOntrack

MS Access LiveNote* Sanction* Synthetix

iConect* zPrint CaseMap* Introspect

Opticon* Clearwell TimeMap* Ringtail

TunnelVision* IPRO OmniPage* JFS Litigator's Notebook

Adobe Acrobat* LAW Roxio OCR Software

MS Word* Quattro Pro* Westlaw* Lotus Notes

MS Excel* Lotus 1-2-3* Lexis-Nexis* GroupWise

MS PowerPoint* WordPerfect* FTP Citrix

MS Outlook* Windows O/S Visual Basic, SQL, FilePro & CPL*

Relativity* Doculex eView* Catalyst

FYI

EDUCATION:

B.A. History and Political Science

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Saint Louis University School of Law (St. Louis, MO)

References available upon request.



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