Allen & Overy LLP

About us

At a time of significant change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have done throughout our 88-year history. We will do this by ensuring we always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face.

Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses on transactions that have changed their industries. These include advising: HSBC globally on the project to restructure its legal and business structure to meet the post-crisis regulatory reform agenda and is the single largest project undertaken by the UK financial services industry to date; 21st Century Fox on its proposed acquisition by The Walt Disney Company; the second restructuring of Edcon Holdings Ltd and Edcon Ltd, one of the market’s most significant restructurings, which brought together experts advising on South African law, English law and New York law; and Worldpay on its merger with Vantiv, which involved lawyers from 20 A&O offices.

Building on our long heritage enables us to attract the most talented people and continue to deliver this level of innovation with and for our clients.

To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.

Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients.



Allen & Overy LLP London, UK
26 Apr, 2019
Department purpose A&O Litigation are uniquely positioned within the firm to offer data services externally to our clients and internally to other departments as well as offering our core services to the Litigation team. The ability to provide professional and innovative eDiscovery services is a key part of the Litigation Data Services strategy going forward. The ability to combine our legal expertise with data-driven solutions to our clients is a compelling story to tell. Role purpose The eDiscovery Officer/Specialist is responsible for providing excellent client service and technical eDiscovery support in accordance with A&O's best practices. This role works under the guidance of the regional delivery manager and/or EMEA delivery lead. Key relationships  Internal A&O clients requiring eDiscovery services  Fellow eDiscovery team members Key responsibilities Delivering high-quality customer service Applying A&O best practice policies and guidelines to all assigned tasks Satisfying internal client expectations and requirements proactively Contributing towards the continuous improvement of departmental working practices Assisting client/lawyers in expediting data transfer utilising media devices/SFTP including data logging Providing Relativity support including: user access and security permissions, review workflow set-up and support, application of search logic and text analytics features and creation of native and/or tiff productions for disclosure Delivering end-user training sessions Maintaining and increasing industry-specific knowledge through software training, A&O courses and attendance at software demonstrations and other industry events Key competencies  Excellent customer-oriented service ethos  Experience with data processing tools such as Relativity or Nuix  Experience with Relativity document review platform  Understanding of forensic data preservation tools and techniques  Experience utilising SQL  Strong communication skills (written and verbal)