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Information Specialist

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


Reference Librarian 

Clifford Chance 


Reference Librarian/Supports Environmental Law program

Pace Law Library


Research Librarian

Troutman Sanders LLP


Research Specialist 

Kirkland & Ellis LLP 


Librarian, Research & Training 

Paul Hastings LLP




Information Specialist - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Employer Statement:  Providing outstanding service to our clients has cemented Cleary Gottlieb's reputation as a top international law firm. We recognize that maintaining such a reputation requires not only excellent lawyers but also an outstanding professional staff. Consistent with these goals, the firm has a policy prohibiting any form of discrimination or harassment based on actual or perceived age, alienage or citizenship, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, color, creed, disability, domestic partnership status, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, genetic predisposition or genetic carrier status, marital status, military status, national origin, partnership status, pregnancy, childbirth- and pregnancy-related medical conditions, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation or preference, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a victim of stalking or a sex offense, unemployment, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all employment-related matters, including recruitment, hiring, placement, assignments, training, compensation, promotion and termination. If you are looking to join an exceptional group of professionals, Cleary Gottlieb is the place for you.

Job Description:  Provide business and legal research experience and skills that are focused on Corporate, Corporate Governance, Leveraged and Merger & Acquisition transactions. Support the related practice areas in both NY and firm wide while participating as part of an overall NY research team that includes the library reference staff and information specialists in other practices. Information Specialists, under the direction of the Director of Research Services, share information, advice and mentoring with and to the practice attorneys, Research Services, and Knowledge Management teams in order to facilitate research, provide expertise to others and provide guidance on new KM initiatives from a user’s perspective. The Information Specialists also track deals and assist Business Development with deal related information.


  • Execute complex business and legal research for requests that are often confidential and time sensitive in nature to the Corporate, Corporate Governance, Leveraged Finance, Private Equity and Merger & Acquisition groups.
  • Assist attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff in all offices with research queries.
  • Locate documents and assemble compilations of publicly available disclosure by corporations for projects and due diligence purposes.
  • Provide guidance and training on specific resources, both electronic and print to both attorneys and research services members.
  • Assist with preparing articles, presentations and training materials.
  • Monitor legislation, current publications, and SEC filings both online and in print and apprise attorneys of developments in the field on a regular basis which includes Lexis Publisher topical watches for specific client matters.
  • Provide coverage for other information specialists and the library when required and collaborate on projects or research.
  • Assist with maintaining corporate files (which will include data gathering, data entry, indexing and filing) including firm resources such as deal and subject databases, document systems, and wikis.
  • Assist Knowledge Management with product testing and assist with the successful utilization of firm resources.
  • General administrative duties

Job & Educational Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of standard secondary research resources and corporate documents. Resources include but not limited to Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Deallawyers, IntelliConnect, Lexis Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Lexis, Westlaw and Thomson products,, as well as other Securities & Exchange Commission and EDGAR filing resources.
  • Ability to apply source knowledge to research projects that produce complete, cost effective results.
  • Communication skills required to confidently deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analysis.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision and equally well as part of a team.
  • 4 year college degree, excellent academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills.
  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or related law firm or corporate experience.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  We require a cover letter and resume be sent to, or fax to 212 693 9766 or mailed to Human Resources Rescruiting Manager, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, one Liberty Plaza, New York, NY 10006. While we would like to respond to applicants, we only contact those applicants we are interested in meeting.



Reference Librarian - Clifford Chance

Provide high-level legal and non-legal research and reference services to attorneys, paralegals, and Business Services staff.


  • Perform statutory, administrative and case law research for various jurisdictions
  • Search online and print secondary sources for guidance on a broad range of topics
  • Search for precedent SEC disclosures, including registration statements, M&A agreements, and periodic reports
  • Research trends in capital markets and M&A transactions across various industries and geographies
  • Gather company intelligence materials, including company reports, news stories, and executive bios
  • Assemble legislative and regulatory history documents
  • Retrieve cases, statutes, regulations, articles and other citations as requested
  • Create alerts to track news, legal and regulatory developments
  • Establishes and maintains vendor relationships by organizing training sessions, evaluating new services and providing informed assessments while contracts are being negotiated.


  • MLS or MLIS degree required or strongly preferred
  • Minimum of  3 years of reference experience in law library setting
  • Broad knowledge of legal and business reference materials in online and print formats
  • Strong research and database skills, including proficiency in searching Lexis, WestlawNext, Business Law Research (Westlaw Business), and CCH IntelliConnect
  • Ability to prioritize and work efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Resourceful, proactive approach
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • MS Office Suite


Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, with 36 offices in 26 countries and some 3,400 legal advisers.  A single partnership, the firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the four key markets of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and in the six core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax, pensions and employment; and litigation and dispute resolution.

It has been and continues to be the Firm’s policy to provide equal opportunity and equal terms and conditions of employment to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, or any other status protected by law.

Apply at:

If you have any difficulty using our online system, please contact Clifford Chance's Human Resources Department regarding your interest in applying for employment.


Reference Librarian/Supports Environmental Law program - Pace Law Library

Posting Number:  0602211 
Position Number: 198981 

Pace Law Library
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603

Basic Functions: 

  • Provide reference service to members of the Pace community and other library patrons
  • Provide research services to Pace Law School environmental faculty
  • Teach legal research skills to the Pace Law School community
  • Serve as liaison to the environmental law program
  • Participate in research guide publishing
  • Participate in library administration. 

 Position Qualifications: 

  • A.L.A.- accredited M.L.S.; A.B.A.- accredited J.D
  • Law library experience preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise or interest in environmental law
  • Proficiency in searching online databases
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good teaching skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work as part of a team. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:  This position requires demonstrated interest or expertise in environmental law. Your cover letter should address this and the specific requirements of the position. We prefer a candidate with some law library experience, but will consider entry-level candidates.

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Research Librarian - Troutman Sanders LLP

Job Description:

The Research Librarian shall provide research/reference services and training in use of information resources to partners and employees of the Firm. 


  • Bills research time and costs to client files as appropriate.
  • Performs manual and online substantive and complex research; determines research strategy, best resources to provide accurate, cost effective, and timely research meeting information needs; analyzes results to determine additional research requirements.
  • Determines appropriate sources and makes arrangements for timely and cost effective retrieval/borrowing.
  • Performs electronic current awareness monitoring analyzing the results and providing appropriate information to attorneys.
  • Reviews and evaluates practice specific web sites. Evaluates and updates practice pages and internal library sites.
  • Trains lawyers, paralegals, and staff in the use of information resources; develops, prepares and conducts presentations/orientations giving information and training on relevant resources; assists in preparing and updating guides, newsletters, intranet pages, etc. which assist in the use of library services and information resources.
  • Assists] in technical services functions.
  • Assists with implementation of technological advancements in research or research aids; participates in the testing of new software, resources, etc.
  • Participates in HELP DESK resolution of problems pertinent to the Library and library resources.
  • Collaborates across the Library with peers on assignments and projects.
  • Contributes ideas/suggestions for information/knowledge development/improvement and promotes resource/knowledge sharing within the Firm.
  • Proactively seeks input from practice groups, attorneys, and paralegals to identify new services/resources of value.
  • Identifies new or more cost effective ways to accomplish research tasks.
  • Continue to develop skills, knowledge and ability to improve processes and procedures as well as to keep updated on trends and developments in the industry. This includes meeting annual personal development goals.
  • Takes full ownership of issues/research and sees them through to resolution/completion.
  • Promotes team atmosphere and positive library image. • Assume Primary Research responsibilities for location served, and within defined subject areas.

Job & Educational Requirements:  


  • Extensive knowledge of library research tools using diverse and changing applications.
  • Knowledge if IP-based information sources and retrieval.
  • Ability to instruct in the use of a variety of print and electronic research resources and provide presentations related to information resources.
  • Must possess analytical skills for analyzing content and exercising judgment regarding information sources and validity of information; ability to provide basic synthesis and packaging of research results.
  • Ability to create research strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep current with new developments and adapt to change.
  • Strong verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a resource for, provide customer service in a courteous manner to, and work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within the organization.
  • Organizational skills sufficient to prioritize work and complete assignments accurately, either independently or as part of a team, under pressure of competing deadlines and with frequent interruptions, working from one's own initiative and/or following direction, policies, or procedures.
  • Demonstrates ability to identify customer needs and to maintain and support a customer service philosophy.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential materials and matters.
  • Thorough conceptual and practical knowledge of the principles of library science.


  • BA or BS from an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a Master of Library Science program at an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • J.D. or a second Master's degree in a subject useful to the business is desirable.
  • Three or more years of professional research experience in assigned or related field preferred.
  • Or any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is acceptable.

 Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Please apply on-line by visiting our career page at


Research Specialist - Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Washington, D.C. )

About Kirkland & Ellis:

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with more than 1,400 attorneys in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Munich, Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. Our practice consists of sophisticated corporate transactions and commercial litigation matters including antitrust, bankruptcy, commodities, communications, securities, creditors' rights, employee benefits, environmental, energy and natural resources, estate planning, intellectual property, real estate, tax, and venture capital. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions and leveraged buyout and venture capital firms.

Qualifications & Requirements:

The Research Specialist position is responsible for conducting non-legal research for the Firm’s attorneys, staff and clients.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, proactive person with a Master’s degree in library science, business, law, or the humanities.  Candidate should have 5+ years of working research experience with both print and electronic resources, and be knowledgeable about all business and/or legal research resources.  Strong customer service orientation, ability to work independently as well as part of a firm-wide research team and capable of handling multiple tasks and setting priorities is essential.  Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to work with individuals at all organizational levels.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Responds to all (non-legal) research requests ranging from very simple to extremely complex.
    (a) Maintains current, extensive knowledge of print and electronic resources in a variety of fields, including legal, corporate and scientific.
    (b) Maintains high level of expertise in searching online databases, including, at a minimum, LexisNexis, ProQuest and Dialog.
    (c) Presents research results in a clear and logical manner, including analysis of the results and suggestions for further research.(d) Requires ability to work under tight deadlines.
  2. Responds to all requests for:
    (a) Interlibrary loan (requires identifying holding libraries for item in question and arranging to borrow/return the item for the requester).
    (b) Document procurement (requires identifying holding libraries, databases or document services for the item in question and arranging for its duplication).
    (c) Requires extensive, current knowledge of document delivery services and lending libraries as well as the software used to identify such libraries.
  3. Manages the library research workflow.
    (a) Works the research desk on a rotation basis (answers phone, responds to e-mail, conducts reference interviews, negotiates deadlines, reviews work product of colleagues).
    (b) Assists walk-in patrons.
    (c) As part of the firm-wide library research services team, provides support to attorneys and staff from other K&E offices that need assistance.
  4. Miscellaneous duties
    (a) Reviews and evaluates products and services (e.g. print materials, subscriptions, online databases, web sites).
    (b) Participates in training / ongoing education of attorneys and legal staff in online databases and library resources.
    (c) Participates in the ongoing development and maintenance of the Library Resources section of the Firm’s intranet.
    (d) Other administrative projects, as assigned.

How to Apply
Go to Staff Positions Available/Research Specialist.

Thank you for your interest in Kirkland & Ellis LLP. 


Librarian, Research & Training (NY, DC, Palo Alto) - Paul Hastings LLP

The Librarian provides training and expert legal reference and research to the local office and in specialized practice areas and reports to the Research Manager.

In this capacity, the Librarian will:

  • Provide expert-level of reference, research and support for local office(s) and act as a subject matter expert in specialized practice areas for all US offices;
  • Deliver research training to Attorneys and Staff and assist in the development of new research and reference offerings;
  • Evaluate information resources to optimize library collections in coordination with the Information Resource team;
  • Compile and organize information obtained in print and electronic resources/databases;
  • Work beyond scheduled hours as required and travel as needed; and
  • Handle additional related projects as assigned and additional library administrative tasks.


We are seeking candidates who have:

  • Experience in Intellectual Property research and knowledge of related resources, which is preferred;
  • Knowledge of Questel (or like Patent research service), Docket Navigator,  Saegis, ProQuest Dialog;
  • Expert proficiency in online research and legal databases;
  • Expert proficiency in the English language, including punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills;
  • Advanced proficiency in providing training on the use of electronic research platforms;
  • Advanced proficiency in integrated library management systems;
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Suite;
  • Expert knowledge of legal and business research resources employed by global law firms;
  • Advanced knowledge of specialized practice areas (preferred);
  • Advanced knowledge of database structure and theory;
  • Advanced degree (MLS, MLIS) in library science, library information science or related field (required);
  • At least 3 years of experience providing reference and research, preferably in a law or business library;
  • At least 3 years of experience providing training on use of electronic research platforms; and
  • At least 2 years of experience in specialized practice areas (preferred).

Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.