A year after substantive cuts across e-discovery providers, the tide has turned with e-discovery project managers now becoming a hot commodity and commanding significantly higher salaries. As litigation bounces back and the supply of experienced e-discovery professionals continues to dwindle, industry observers said salaries will continue to rise.

Earlier this month, privacy, e-discovery and cybersecurity staffing provider TRU Staffing Partners Inc. founder and CEO Jared Coseglia wrote that base compensation for TRU’s e-discovery professionals increased 22% in Q1 2021.