E-discovery is heating back up as more litigation and investigations kick off post-pandemic. But as law firms prepare for increased demand, some firms’ strict in-person or hybrid work requirements may be hurting their mid-level e-discovery talent recruitment.

“I’ve seen people quit jobs if they are being told to go back into the office,” said David Netzer, president of Legal Tech Talent Network, a consultancy for e-discovery, cybersecurity, litigation support and other legal tech needs. “It’s a strong job market, and if the [law firm] is not being flexible at least with a hybrid [arrangement], they’re definitely losing out on people.”