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Knowledge Management Manager

Morrison & Foerster LLP  8/14/2017

Reference Librarian

Sullivan & Cromwell 07/21/2017


Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Knowledge Management Manager in our New York or San Francisco office.

The Opportunity:
The Knowledge Management Manager identifies and works to implement firm approved knowledge management initiatives to improve knowledge sharing and collaboration. The KM Manager champions the development of innovative technologies and processes to help the Firm better serve its clients and create a competitive advantage.

Departmental Client Service and Leadership

  1. Be responsible for assessment of Firm KM needs, including development of a KM strategy and roadmap.
  2. Assess skills and talents across Research Services, Marketing Technology and Knowledge Management and align workflow and responsibilities.
  3. Lead and direct KM strategies and operations, including promoting knowledge sharing, strengthening links between knowledge sharing and IT, and improving the firm's integration among information systems, and facilitating exchange of information across systems.
  4. Direct the KM team in identifying, evaluating and adopting best in class productivity tools to leverage the knowledge of the Firm and provide attorneys with opportunities to increase efficiency when serving clients. Lead collaborative initiatives that develop creative solutions and improve sharing of ideas and work among internal teams and external partners.
  5. Oversee monitoring and evaluation efforts for KM through the use of data analysis, external benchmarking and other appropriate tools and techniques.
  6. Champion KM within the Firm by promoting the benefits of the Firm's KM initiatives and KM tools across practices and with key individuals.

Knowledge Management Strategic and Operational Management

  1. Establish best practices and implement new strategies for providing KM services to the Firm at a level commensurate with or superior to peer firms.
  2. Direct strategies to promote effective use of department services by making resources easily accessible and by providing training across offices and departments.
  3. Execute budget and cost containment strategies, contract negotiations, and vendor relations.
  4. Lead recruitment processes for Knowledge Management function to build the skill sets needed to execute on the strategy.

Professional Development

  1. Remain current in industry trends in KM, practice group resources, and the legal profession.
  2. Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.

Team Management

  1. Ensure that staff is knowledgeable and trained on professional and technical matters. Provide supportive coaching; set achievable, challenging team goals; develop skills of team members to ensure achievement of client service priorities. Ensure team is structured effectively to meet client service objectives.
  2. Promote consistency and fairness; maintain open door policy and facilitate open dialog. Ensure Firm policies and practices are followed within team. Prepare timely, substantive, and strategically aligned performance evaluations. Identify and timely address employee relations and performance concerns within team; collaborate with Human Resources and management to support effective and appropriate resolution. Participate in recruiting for department, including drafting position descriptions.

Ideal Candidate

  1. B.A. or B.S. required
  2. J.D., M.L.S or equivalent degree preferred.
  3. Strong understanding of knowledge management, trends in the industry as they pertain to law firms; demonstrated knowledge of the range of technologies available to effectively deliver information and knowledge services.
  4. Project management experience, carrying projects through the entire lifecycle, and process improvement experience essential.

Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We're passionate about what we do. We're equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect - for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do .

Should you find you're ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!
Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Job Title:  Reference Librarian

Department: Information Resources

Employer Statement:

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP provides the highest quality legal advice and representation to clients around the world. The results we achieve have set us apart for more than 130 years and become a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a leader in each of its core practice areas and in each of its geographic markets.

Job Description:

Provides outstanding research assistance to lawyers and legal assistants. The hours for this position are Monday - Friday 11 AM- 7 PM.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides research assistance on complex reference subjects to all library clients using print, electronic & other sources.
  • Supports lawyers in utilizing the collection of desktop research tools.
  • Supplemental duties can include arranging interlibrary loans, compiling legislative histories and Knowledge Management initiatives.

In addition, responsibilities related to maintaining firm and client information are to be adhered to by all employees. This includes complying with the firm’s information security policies, protecting firm assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference, and reporting security events or potential events or other security risks to management.

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • MLS required.
  • Law library reference experience required.
  • Excellent research skills, including proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis, BloombergLaw, Bloomberg, Intelliconnect, Intelligize, ThomsonOne and PACER. Knowledge of practice specific databases such as SNL, MergerMetrics, Chapter11Dockets etc. is a plus.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and research skills.  Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task and work collaboratively and effectively in a fast paced, challenging environment.

 Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Contact information & Application Instructions:

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