JPMorgan Chase eDiscovery Operations Associate in Newark, Delaware

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity.

The Corporate Technology (CT) organization develops applications and provides technology support for corporate functions across JPMorgan Chase, including Global Finance, Corporate Treasury, Risk Management, Human Resources, Compliance, Legal, and all functions within the Corporate Administrative Office (CAO).

CT teams are aligned with corporate partners’ evolving technology needs and the firm’s ever expanding technology controls agenda.

Legal Technology (LT) is part of Corporate Technology’s Compliance & Legal Technology organization, which delivers technology solutions to support Legal as they advise the business on applicable laws, regulations and rules that govern our business globally, and assess and measure compliance and related risks, and monitor and test the adequacy of the firm's compliance control environment. Legal Technology is the steward for the design, build and management for the firm’s Legal Technology portfolio across all Lines of Business and global regions. Legal Technology is responsible for partnering with our clients on evolving business capabilities, improving end user experience with our solutions and services, and ensuring that we continue to provide continuous improvement on the systems that are relied upon across the firm. Legal Technology supports legal functions covering Matter & Spend Management, eDiscovery Platform Services, Knowledge Management and Lifecycle Management.

This position is anticipated to require the use of one or more High Security Access (HSA) systems. Users of these systems are subject to enhanced screening which includes both criminal and credit background checks, and/or other enhanced screening at the time of accepting the position and on an annual basis thereafter. The enhanced screening will need to be successfully completed prior to commencing employment or assignment.

JPMorgan Chase is currently seeking an experienced eDiscovery Associate with Litigation/eDiscovery and/or IT process experience to join their eDiscovery Operations team.

The eDiscovery Operations team consists of IT and Legal Technology professionals who fulfill discovery requests from Litigation and Compliance, and provide enterprise guidance, strategy and services for the management of ESI preservation and collection across data formats. The eDiscovery Associate will resolve, and/or coordinate confidential Legal, Compliance, and HR related Preservation, Collection and/or Investigation requests.


Seeking a self-motivated, organized, team oriented person to act as an eDiscovery Operations associate. The Associate will be responsible for meticulously performing custodial research and data source identification, conducting searches against messaging/archiving systems for the purpose of preservation and/or collection of data, and securely transferring data over to Legal, Compliance, and HR within pre-defined Service Level Agreements / turnaround times.

The individual(s) in this role should be familiar with a variety of electronic communications platforms (eComm) e.g. MS Exchange, Enterprise Vault, Lotus Notes, Assentor, Digital Safe as well as have general IT troubleshooting and request fulfillment experience.


  • Act as a liaison between the eDiscovery team and global admins and data center contacts, including but not limited to tape operations areas/data centers, to manage various legal restoration and preservation requests

  • Research and retrieve/preserve employee data in support of ongoing litigation and regulatory requirements

  • Research includes: numerous employee and asset data sources

  • Retrieval/Preservation includes: Tape, Exchange, Lotus Notes, email archives, Voice, etc.

  • Coordinate with internal Data Center Operations and external vendors to restore data with appropriate chain-of-custody documentation

  • Reconcile restored data and coordinate hand off to Legal

  • Administering case work through detailed updates to the case management system

  • Ensure that proper chain-of-custody and case completion protocol is being met

  • Ensure that Legal requests are progressing and Legal deadlines are being met

  • Proactive management and resolution of escalations

  • Work with vendors as necessary to satisfy legal requests

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiar, knowledge/use Voice Mail and Instant Messaging collection and preservation a plus

  • Project Management ITIL, Sigma, PMP, and Certified Information Security background a plus

  • Understanding of firm change management processes and procedures (SDLC, etc.) and experience working in a secure environment with sensitive data, including PII a plus.

  • Familiar, knowledge/use or understanding of Legal chain-of-custody requirements, Regulatory processes and basic Federal Rules of Civil Procedure a plus.


  • 5+ years in an investigative capacity such as eDiscovery, AML, or other capacity involving compiling confidential documentation.

  • Organizational knowledge of JPMC or Financial Services a strong plus

  • Very strong analytical, problem solving, and creative thinking skills

  • Exposure to eDiscovery, Legal and regulatory requirements

  • Resilient interpersonal and cross-departmental partnering skills

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to evoke a sense of urgency and work well under pressure

  • Exceptional knowledge of Excel

  • Self-motivated, organized, team oriented person with the ability to resolve multiple confidential/sensitive, time-critical, and competing priorities and projects

  • Familiarity with,knowledge/use of eDiscovery Electronic Stored Information investigation, preservation, disposition, recovery and analysis of data from IT Systems (e.g. MS Exchange, Lotus Notes, Magnetic Tape, Enterprise Vault, KVS, NAS Storage, Hard Drives, Assentor, Digital Safe) a strong plus

  • Familiar, knowledge/use of Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange mail platforms a strong plus

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.