Intel Deputy Director of Discovery Requirements in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

Overview: The Intel Litigation Group (ILG) is seeking an experienced discovery attorney to serve as Deputy Director of Discovery, along with the Intel’s Director of Discovery. The Deputy will serve as a legal expert on all matters related to discovery (to wit, the legal obligation to identify, preserve and produce potentially relevant electronically stored information.) The Deputy will provide substantive advice, coordination and training to the Group’s trial teams and litigation support staff, as well as work with other Intel business units to ensure that Intel effectively and efficiently complies with its discovery obligations. The Deputy will also team with ILG’s Operations Manager to coordinate ILG’s Legal Operations, including its budget, staffing, training, processes and tools, to effectively and efficiently align with and support ILG’s strategic goals.

Responsibilities and Duties : The Deputy will:

  • Stay abreast of legal and technological developments relevant to discovery and ediscovery, including industry standard practices

  • Be a subject matter expert relating to ILG’s processes and practices related to discovery and ediscovery, to include all aspects of ILG’s Uniform Document Protocols.

  • Work closely with Intel’s Director of Discovery and other ILG members to develop and improve ILG’s processes and practices for managing discovery generally and ediscovery in particular in an ever-changing environment

  • Advise and assist ILG Team Leaders and outside trial counsel with complex electronic discovery issues, keep them abreast of pertinent discovery legal and technical developments and guide them in efficient and effective compliance with discovery obligations

  • When requested, develop and execute comprehensive litigation or investigation discovery plans

  • Work closely with the Information Technology unit (ITeD) charged with supporting ILG’s discovery compliance

  • Work with ILG Paralegals in training and managing ILG’s discovery vendors.

  • Assist Corporate and other Intel business units in developing discovery-compliant practices and systems

  • Develop and execute discovery training programs for any audience impacted by Intel’s ediscovery policies, practices or procedures

  • Track and report the effectiveness of ILG’s discovery activities and all costs associated therewith.

  • Be a force in achieving ILG’s strategic goals


The successful candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited or equivalent institution, a license to practice law in at least one state in the United States, at least seven years of complex litigation and ediscovery experience and possess stellar oral and written advocacy skills. The ediscovery experience will have afforded the candidate a thorough understanding of both the law and technologies associated with ediscovery.


  • A thorough knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures and Federal Rules of Evidence

  • A working knowledge of EU and other non-US data protection and privacy laws

  • Proficiency with ediscovery tools including Boolean and concept search tools, early case assessment tools, standard review tools, and enhanced or technology assisted review tools

  • Proven ability, sound judgment and decisiveness to function independently, with minimal to no supervision.

  • Excellent teaming and project leadership skills

Inside this Business Group

Law and Policy Group offers unique opportunities to work in a variety of areas, including counsel to Intel businesses; technology and intellectual property licensing; patent prosecution; trademarks and brands; litigation, mergers, acquisitions and investing; legislative and regulatory lobbying; and corporate compliance.

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Position of Trust. This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Talent Consultant.