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Team Lead - Document Review

Elevate is hiring a Team Lead to join our team of legal professionals providing document review services to a leading global law firm. You will play a critical leadership role in helping to design, build and manage a dedicated litigation services operation located in Tempe, Arizona. An active Arizona bar license is required.

You might be the right person if you...

  • Are a seasoned legal professional with prior experience leading high-performing document review teams and creating high-functioning service operations.
  • Are looking for long-term career growth and aspire to apply your document review experience to an exciting and challenging new opportunity.
  • Like working in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline driven environment on a variety of matters.  
  • Are ‘customer obsessed’ and consistently strive to deliver an elevated service experience.
  • Seek to ‘work smarter’ and embrace opportunities to leverage tools and technology to simplify, standardize and systematize processes.
  • Want to be part of a rapidly growing global company in the emerging alternative legal services industry.

Specifically, you will...

  • Supervise a local team of document review attorneys including training, team building, and performance management.
  • Review, analyze, and code electronic or hard copy documents for responsiveness, potential privilege, and issue codes in a document review platform.
  • Perform quality control on high volumes of complex litigation documents to ensure the accuracy and completeness of work product before it is released.
  • Monitor daily activity, provide status reports, and conduct briefings with first-level reviewers to resolve escalations and ensure adherence to production and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with global colleague and customer teams to design, implement and manage best-in-class operating procedures. 
  • Support project management activities including monitoring deadlines, deliverables and dependencies.
  • Develop, harmonize or update templates, playbooks, guidelines, decision logs, reports and other document review tools.
  • Work with colleagues and customers to drive continuous improvement efforts across people, process and technology.
  • Support administrative processes related to service management including timekeeping, forecasting, reporting and invoicing.

Skills for Success

  • Thorough knowledge of the discovery process and document review industry standards.
  • Motivating and supportive leadership style that drives accountability and promotes a collaborative work environment.
  • Meticulous and superb attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise discretion.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including the ability to tailor technical and tactical discussions to audience.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to drive resolutions.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task under competing deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • 3+ years' document review experience; preferably including prior supervisory role(s).
  • Technical proficiency working on electronic document review platforms; preferably Relativity.
  • Tech savvy and advanced working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Project management experience including familiarity with document review workflows, quality control processes, performance metrics, issue resolution, etc.
  • Proficiency in content development including standard operating procedures, service reporting, training programs, executive presentations, etc.
  • Prior in-house or law firm experience desired, but not required.


  • JD and an active Arizona Bar License.
  • Available to work overtime when required, including evenings and weekends.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards. 

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