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Ankura University Associate, eDiscovery in Irvine, California

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

This position supports the Ankura Data & Technology Business Group - one of seven practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Ankura’s Discovery team combines the people, process, technologies, and advice needed to reduce discovery costs and enhance case strategy throughout the eDiscovery lifecycle. The team helps optimize our clients’ litigation profiles and more effectively collect, manage, and analyze significant amounts of unstructured and structured data. The team helps clients transform immense datasets into actionable intelligence with the latest advances in data science, predictive analytics, and machine learning. Together with Ankura’s Ph.D. experts in machine learning, the Discovery team has created some of the most innovative predictive analytics technologies currently in use. An Associate will work in a collaborative and fast-paced team environment on engagements often related to commercial and regulatory related disputes and investigations. Ankura invests in its people through training, mentorship, and performance feedback to provide continuous development opportunities. Ankura is focused on hiring Associates who will serve as the foundation of a growing firm dedicated to its people, culture, and delivering the highest quality service to clients.


  • Develop and use knowledge of technology to design innovative approaches to solve data-related challenges;

  • Execute on projects involving the identification, organization, collection, processing, review, and production of electronic data;

  • Create summaries, data visualizations, written analyses, and other presentations of work performed;

  • Manage time and tasks to meet deadlines for clients who work in time-sensitive industries;

  • Participate in internal and external meetings to review results of work performed;

  • Generate consistent and thorough documentation to support processes developed throughout the project lifecycle;

  • Deliver on day-to-day activities of a project including interaction with other team members and client personnel;

  • Maintain a professional image within the company and project the same to those outside of the company

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, MIS, Computer Science, Business Analytics, or other analytical area with a solid academic performance.


  • Ability to engage in team-oriented projects within a dynamic and fast-paced environment;

  • Advanced decision-making, problem-solving, logic-based skills with a strong attention to detail;

  • Strong work ethic, eagerness for continued development, and motivation to succeed;

  • Ability to manage time and prioritization of tasks;

  • Ability to prepare high quality work product under strict deadlines;

  • Ability to interact confidently with senior team members and clients;

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), quantitative, and organizational skills;

  • Strong interest in learning, or experience / familiarity with, the following technologies:

    - eDiscovery tools (Relativity, predictive coding applications, etc.) - Database programming languages (SQL, PL/SQL) and other database applications (MS SQL, Oracle, etc.) - Forensic software (Encase, Cellebrite, UFED, XI Social Discovery, etc.)
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel as required

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to change, risk, disputes, finance, performance, distress, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,500 professionals in more than 30 offices globally who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivaled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Value . For more information, please visit: http://www.ankura.com