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Job Title Library Date Posted
Research & Library Coordinator Latham & Watkins 07/11/2018
Research & Reference Specialist Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati 07/03/2018
Conflicts of Interest Specialist Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 06/20/2018
Research Librarian Crowell & Moring 06/15/2018

 

Latham & Watkins - Research & Library Coordinator

Job Description:

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Research & Library Coordinator to join our winning team, located in New York. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

The Research & Library Coordinator will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.

As a Research & Library Coordinator at Latham, you will assist with research services and provide monitoring alerts as requested. The Research & Library Coordinator may also be responsible for coordinating some of the operational functions of the library: checking in and routing mail, acquiring new materials, processing invoices, and making interlibrary loans, among others while accomplishing these and other critical functions:

  • Providing basic research services using local and firm-wide resources; delivering results and follows-up with attorneys to ensure quality control
  • Maintaining an awareness of current developments regarding legal news and information services relevant to the office’s practice areas
  • Creating, monitoring and deleting customized alerts and notifying appropriate parties with updates and changes
  • As required, coordinating the library operational functions (such as serials check-in procedures, print and electronic materials processing and routing, acquisitions and loose-leaf filing), and contacting publishers for missing items
  • As required, coordinating the library financial operations (such a processing vendor invoices, reviewing accounts, and assisting with variance reporting); contacting vendors for missing invoices or erroneous charges and reconciles discrepancies between received materials and accounts
  • Managing local catalog records and serial control database, creating new items, and linking edits and/or deletes existing items
  • Assisting with management of database passwords
  • Assisting with onboarding of new attorneys and staff, departures, and/or transfers
  • Completing special projects on various issues as assigned
  • Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers


As a Research & Library Coordinator, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Research & Library Coordinator must have knowledge of legal and business databases as well as knowledge of print reference sources in legal and business areas. Well developed and professional interpersonal skills as well as the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm is required.

Five (5) years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, although a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Extensive time using a computer, including the use of a PC keyboard and mouse or similar data input devices, is required. Light lifting of books and other library materials is required.

Occasional short distance traveling is required as well as the ability to locate and retrieve documents from local libraries.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by visiting:  https://lathamwatkins-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=2315.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.  To learn more, visit our website at www.lw.com

 


 

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - Research & Reference Specialist

Job Description:  The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis. This person will work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests, will collaborate with colleagues on research projects and co-manage the department’s email requests and reference desk assignments on a rotating basis with colleagues. This person will coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required. 


We expect this person to be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource or service of interest. This person will conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.

This person will maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.

This position will be located on the East Coast. This person will have primary responsibility for responding to morning reference requests, and will be expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. With librarian presence on the East Coast, we expect this person to enhance the library team’s reputation for high quality service and resources. Some travel between firm offices may be required and providing back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences will be expected.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job & Educational Requirements:  Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of library operations
  • Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry
  • Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelliconnect, Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Monitor Suite
  • Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams
  • Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates

Education:

  • M.L. S. from accredited institution preferred; equivalent experience considered. At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  APPLY HERE: https://wsgr.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSGR/job/New-York/Research---Reference-Specialist_R41

 


 

 

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP

TITLE: Conflicts of Interest Specialist

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Conflict of Interest Specialist to provide the conflicts department assistance to attorneys, legal assistants and support staff by taking requests and retrieving information from various files, databases, online sources, outside services and assist in maintaining internal database information.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs accurate and methodical searches in the Firm's Conflicts Of Interest System relevant to new business, investment or hiring.
  • Reports accurate written results to requesting attorneys, legal assistants and support staff.
  • Performs conflicts checks in off-hours from a remote location, on a rotational basis.
  • Assists in maintaining and updating the Conflicts System.
  • Maintains detailed records of requests.
  • Maintains organization of the Conflicts Department.
  • Uses Firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff to complete pending requests.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Attention to detail, accuracy in record keeping, strong communication skills, and expertise in computer searching
  • Knowledge of U.S. and foreign company names and histories
  • Demonstrates teamwork and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions
  • Ability to deal courteously/effectively with others
  • Ability to use third-party database systems, such as such as DNBi, Hoover's and Capital IQ to find company information
  • Ability to delegate work effectively
  • Ability to exert moderate to high physical effort
  • Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience (minimum of one year)
  • Minimum of two years related experience in Conflicts of Interest research

 Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

To apply, visit https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/new-york/conflicts-of-interest-specialist-05292018

 


  

Crowell & Moring - Research Librarian

Employer Statement:    

Crowell & Moring was founded in 1979 by 53 lawyers who left a large national firm to begin a different kind of law firm. Since then, we've grown to more than 500 lawyers in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, London, and Brussels. And we've created some impressive milestones along the way.

Job Description:    

The Research Librarian provides research support and outreach for all offices and works as a member of the firmwide research team. The position also participates in training, collection development, and special projects that enhance the services offered by the department.

Interested applicants need to submit a cover letter along with the resume.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts business, legal, legislative, regulatory research for attorneys, marketing staff and paralegals, providing the initial analysis of research results and summaries of key findings. 
  • Provides background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets in support of business and client development efforts.  
  • Guides attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases and print collection
  • Provides current awareness and alerting services for attorneys and staff.
  • Assists in resolving access and technical issues with online resources.
  • Remains current on technological applications and best practices relevant to providing high-quality research services.
  • Recommends additions of print and electronic sources to the Research Services collection, maintaining a focus on trends in client requests and interests.
  •  Performs other special projects or duties as needed. 
  •  Requires occasional overtime and travel.

Job & Educational Requirements:      

Education:
The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution.  

Experience: 
The position requires a minimum of two (2) years of related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position were demonstrated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated research skills and knowledge of major legal and non-legal databases, including but not limited to Westlaw & Lexis platforms, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah/IntelliConnect, Lex Machina, Pacer, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with attorneys and firm staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct analyses of research results and communicate scope and meaning of results found or not found to patrons.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative manner to accomplish department functions and participate in firm wide team efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.

Contact information & Application Instructions:    

JC Marin, Sr Staff Recruiter

[email protected]

To apply, visit https://www.crowell.com/careers