2020 has finally drawn to a close, and we hope the new year finds all of you happy and healthy.

Our 2020 Year in Review is highlighted below and thoroughly captures what happened in legal technology staffing, specifically e-discovery and data privacy and protection, over the last twelve months. Our 2021 job market predictions will be out soon, but everyone should expect one thing in 2021: Hiring managers will hire more and hire faster this year. Be prepared for competition for star candidates.

As always, our quarterly newsletter serves as a compendium for all TRU original content—and there was plenty of important content delivered from us to you in Q4 2020. Please follow us on LinkedIn for real-time news and job alert updates and enjoy the TRU Staffing Partners Q1 2021 Newsletter!


The TRU Team

2020 Year in Review

TRU’s Year in Review article was published in Legaltech News in late December. The article addresses how the COVID-19 pandemic radically altered the landscape of the legal technology job market, but not entirely in unanticipated ways. Touching on the resilience of the data privacy job market, the proliferation of contract jobs, and changes to legal technology and our society in general that will never revert to pre-pandemic norms, the piece is a must-read precursor to TRU’s Top 10 Predictions for 2021, coming in early Q1. Read the full article here!

TRU’s Amazon Alexa Skill

TRU is excited to announce an update to our TRU Staffing Partners Alexa skill, available now on all Alexa devices! In addition to the TRU Tip of the Week, users can now also hear Alexa read out the week’s new job offerings. Just ask Alexa to enable the TRU Staffing Partners skill from any Alexa device, or search under the Skills & Games section of the Alexa app. Once enabled, ask Alexa to “Open TRU Staffing Partners” and, after the prompt, “What are this week’s new jobs?” Get more details in our press release here!


TRU is a regular resource for journalists with questions both within the niche verticals of data privacy, e-discovery, and cybersecurity as well as on more general topics like job market trends and success in job searching. NY1 in New York City secured Jared Coseglia’s experience and advice for an extended segment about finding work during the pandemic. Watch the full clip here!

TRU Q4 Quotes

Legaltech News included Coseglia’s input for both “Privacy’s Rising Stakes May Be Changing In-House’s Relationship with Outside Counsel” and “Even in Crowded Market, Big Firms Still Have Edge in Wooing Millennial Talent.”

TRU Speaking Engagements

TRU and EDRM (Electronic Discovery Resource Model)

  • “Master Class: The Current and Future State of the Legal Technology Job Market”
  • View the full webinar from November 3, full of updated information on what happened in the legal tech job market in Q3 and what to expect in Q4, here!

IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) via LinkedIn Live

  • “Job Searching During a Pandemic: Getting into Privacy in 2020”
  • Coseglia joined the session moderated by IAPP VP & Chief Knowledge Officer Omer Tene, along with Brittany Charles, Mark Jaffe, and Nicole Sakin, to discuss how privacy pros of all levels can find success in the 2020 job market. Watch the full webinar here!

TRU in partnership with Sentinel

  • “How to Write a Privacy Job Description”
  • Coseglia and Business Development Manager Rachael Haher teamed up with Aaron Weller, VP and Co-Founder at Sentinel LLC to present a new process developed to give Chief Privacy Officers, General Counsel, and HR professionals a way to automate the creation of a privacy job requisition from entry-level privacy compliance specialist to counsel. Select organizations will be invited to join TRU in beta testing an associated tool in Q1 2021.

If you would like to have TRU speak at your virtual CLE, thought-leadership, or networking event, please contact Marketing Operations Manager David Neal.

Upcoming Events

EDRM Masterclass Series

  • “Masterclass: Q1 2021 Legaltech Job Market Report” on February 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET will team Coseglia with Kaylee Walstad and Mary Mack at Electronic Discovery Resource Model (EDRM) for the newest edition in an ongoing series of master classes, full of updated information on what happened in the legal tech job market in Q4 2020 and what to expect in Q1 2021.

University of Florida Levin College of Law e-Discovery Conference

  • Coseglia will present a session at the all-virtual return of the UF Law E-Discovery Conference on March 18. The conference serves an international audience of lawyers, paralegals, litigation support professionals, e-discovery professionals, law students, and academics. Sign up for an alert when registration is available here!

2021 Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy & Data Security

  • Coseglia’s session on the state of the privacy job market will be recorded and presented at the live conference, which will take place entirely online on February 9 and 10. This session will articulate the past, present, and future state of the data privacy and data protection job market, highlighting the more dynamic changes as a result of COVID-19. Get more information on the conference and register here!

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2021

  • TRU is proud to announce that—for the first time ever—we will be participating in a session at IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit 2021! Coseglia will moderate an all-star panel on “The Ethics of Leveraging Data to Improve Diversity and Inclusion” composed of Jutta Williams, Lead Product Manager at Twitter; Nestor Rivera, Chief Privacy Counsel & Executive Digital Technology Counsel at GE Healthcare; and Michael McCullough, Chief Privacy Officer & GRC Leader at Macy’s. Scheduling for the session is underway and will be announced as soon as possible. The topic is one that is particularly important to us at TRU and to many of our constituents. We are honored to help be ambassadors, further educating our community on how to ethically use data to improve diversity and inclusion. Stay tuned to our weekly newsletters and social media for dates as soon as they are announced!


  • Coseglia will offer a kernel of insight for Relativity's annual "Predictions" webinar, which joins Relativity's David Horrigan and Constantine Pappas to discuss the foresight of various industry luminaries. The webinar will air January 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Register here!
  • TRU and Relativity are also working together on future collaborations—stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

IAPP State of the Privacy Market

  • Coseglia will rejoin IAPP's Omer Tene, Vice President, Chief Knowledge Officer at IAPP, for further discussion of the state of the privacy job market in late Q1 2021.

ABA ePrivacy Committee Webinar

  • Coseglia and TRU Director of Recruitment and Account Management Jess Barre will join the American Bar Association for a webinar discussing the opportunities available in the privacy vertical and why legal pros should consider moving into this exciting and developing space.

For information on additional events, please follow TRU on LinkedIn and Twitter and subscribe to our Hot Jobs Newsletter for updates on TRU’s virtual speaking engagements and appearances.

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Recent News & Events

Attention privacy pros! TRU founder and CEO Jared Coseglia will moderate an all-star panel (Jutta Williams, Twitter; Zoe Philippides, Anthem Inc.; Dennis Sanchez, HP) titled "Healthcare Technology and the Increasingly Important Role of Privacy Professionals” at IAPP's PSR Conference on October 22 at 3:45pm PT.

Thrust once again into the limelight by COVID-19, the intersection of healthcare concerns, data privacy, consumer rights, and in many instances, human rights have meaningfully captured social consciousness and, in turn, captured corporate consciousness. “Alexa, remind me to take my heart medicine at 3pm.” Led by cutting-edge industry thought leaders, this panel will cover the conversation surrounding product creation that leverages healthcare and HIPAA-protected data, and its intersection with our everyday lives. From smart-home technology to the role of social media in the COVID-19 response, we will discuss proactive efforts to monetize and build trust with customers, inspired by product creators who have enticed the public with apps and goods that involve the collection and processing of data related specifically to healthcare. Join us for a deep dive into the risks and rewards of gathering, using, and wielding this data, and the precedent being set for future privacy laws.

Learn more about the conference, peruse the sessions, and register for IAPP PSR HERE!

Friday, 22 October 2021, 15:45

TRU founder and CEO Jared Coseglia will rejoin Relativity's David Horrigan for a reprise/update of their rapid-fire Q&A session at Relativity Fest at 8:15am on Tuesday, October 5. This iteration will is called "ACEDS Presents Coseglia & Horrigan on the Data Discovery Job Market." Jared will also join David for the State of the E-Discovery Union session at noon on Monday, October 4. Register for the conference HERE!

Tuesday, 05 October 2021, 09:00
The State of the Privacy Market: Q3 2021

A year and a half into the pandemic, privacy is not slowing down. With new privacy issues emerging from vaccination certificates to remote working and schooling, not to mention the constant drumbeat of new privacy laws and regulations in U.S. states and countries around the globe, privacy is more central than ever. These developments intersect with momentous changes in the job market, as employees search for and often do their jobs from home. In this live session, IAPP Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer Omer Tene chats about the state of the privacy and legal job markets with TRU founder and CEO Jared Coseglia and Susan Hintze, Partner and Founder of Hintze Law, a boutique law firm focused exclusively on privacy and security. The discussion will focus on the state of the privacy market in Q3 2021. How has the digital transformation affected searching, networking, interviewing and performing privacy jobs? What are the trends in contract and full-time positions in privacy programs? Register for this free LinkedIn Live event HERE!

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 13:00