Just in time for year-end reviews and bonus season… The Cowen Group’s 2016  eDiscovery salary report.

Please click here for our results, which include: compensation and bonus trends, demand for talent projections, geographic compensation breakdowns, certification values and full job descriptions.

The highlights you might find compelling:

  • 245 newly discovered position be created in 2017
  • eDiscovery attorney salaries are up 16% across the nation
  • eDiscovery staff salaries increased 11% in New York, Washington DC and San Francisco.
  • Legal and eDiscovery project managers top the list three years in a row for most in demand legal talent.
  • Firm-wide directors and eDiscovery attorney bonuses have increased by as much as 50% over the last two years.
  • Firm-wide directors and eDiscovery attorney bonuses have increased by as much as 50% over the last two years.
  • New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco markets are hot – trending as the most the competitive geographic markets for compensating eDiscovery professionals
  • The Certified eDiscovery Specialists (“CEDS”) remained the most commonly held certification across all titles and roles. :

To view our full 2016 eDiscovery Salary Report, click here.