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New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

Principal Law Librarian 10/19/2017

Competitive Intelligence Analyst

Dechert LLP 10/05/2017

Reference Manager

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 10/02/2017

Senior Resource and Systems Specialist

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C 09/19/2017

Research & Knowledge Analyst

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 09/18/2017

 

Principal Law Librarian – New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department,  45 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY

The Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, is one of the four judicial departments of New York State’s intermediate level appellate court known as the Appellate Division.   The courthouse of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, is located in Brooklyn Heights and it hears appeals from the 10 downstate counties of Richmond, Kings, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Putnam.  For further information, visit the court’s website: www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/ad2

The duties of the successful applicant include but are not limited to:

  • Providing research services to the court’s judges and staff attorneys
  • Developing and evaluating the court’s print research materials
  • Assessing the library’s needs to integrate more electronic and digital resources and to create a library intranet to provide assistance to the judges and staff attorneys
  • Cataloging and online serials control using EOS.web
  • Participating in library collection maintenance such as filing of pocket parts and loose-leaf materials
  • Providing judges and non-judicial staff with online passwords
  • Preparing a fiscally responsible budget annually for the library’s print materials
  • Receiving and preparing invoices for payment using the online Statewide Financial System
  • Compiling and electronically distributing articles with topics appropriate to the judiciary

The starting base salary is $91,894 + $3,697 location pay.
Applications must be postmarked or received by October 24, 2017.
The full job posting can be seen here:
http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/statewide/52728.pdf
A UCS-5 (Unified Court System form 5) is available here:
http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf and it should be sent along with a resume to:

Appellate Division, 2nd Department
45 Monroe Place
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Attention: Mary O’Donoghue, Human Resources Director

 


 

Competitive Intelligence Analyst - Dechert LLP

Job Description

The Competitive Intelligence (CI) Analyst is responsible for the research, preparation, and delivery of reports for current and prospective clients, industries, and geographic regions. Reports are bespoke to the requestor and include in-depth analysis of legal and financial data to create actionable intelligence. The CI Analyst will use a wide variety of databases and resources to collect organizational, legal, financial, and forward looking information. This position can be located in our Philadelphia, New York or Washington DC offices.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, technologies, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and insights in support of client meetings, pitches and RFPs, as well as practice and business development projects.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and synthesize large amounts of data, including deal and financial, into recommendations that inform strategic business decisions.
  • Provide meaningful recommendations to help inform litigation and transactional business development and marketing strategy.
  • Identify and monitor trends to aid business development for both transactional and litigation clients, as well as cross-disciplinary industry groups.
  • Monitor various news/intelligence sources for business development and market visibility opportunities.
  • Enhance custom formats for delivering business information requests.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the Firm.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and MBA or equivalent work experience required; MLIS or JD a plus.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in a research-focused role, in a law firm preferred, including experience researching and offering analysis of litigation, competitive intelligence, company/industry information, and financial data.
  • Knowledge of the legal services industry preferred; marketing/business development experience preferred.
  • Well-developed understanding of and experience in a law firm role providing research and company information to be used in legal and business development activities.
  • Ability to multi-task, judge priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills necessary.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
  • Knowledge of and experience with conducting Internet-based research using tools such as Capital IQ, MergerMarket, Avention, Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ALM Legal Intelligence, Lexis AtVantage, Westlaw Monitor Suite and others is very important.
  • Strong technology skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat necessary.

Additional Job Description

  • This position operates in a professional office environment which is generally free of hazards and exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
  • This position requires regular attendance on-site at a Dechert location with some travel to different sites using various modes of private and commercial transportation. Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
  • This position routinely operates standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopy machines, fax machines and filing cabinets, and requires frequent communication with the firm’s employees and partners as well as third parties.
  • This position is mainly sedentary.  Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to read, sit and type for sustained periods of time; to walk, stand, reach, and bend; to open and close filing cabinets and access and retrieve materials in file rooms; to lift, carry and move files or other items of light to moderate weight; to operate equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
  • This position requires a normal audio range, with or without correction. It also requires the normal visual range, with or without correction. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Apply here: 

https://dechert.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/DechertCareers/job/Philadelphia/Competitive-Intelligence-Analyst_R-0517

Location(s): Philadelphia, New York, Washington

Time Type: Full time

Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.  The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


 

 

Reference Manager - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Employer Statement:    

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Job Description:   

The Manager-Reference is responsible for managing a staff of Reference Librarians and for responding to requests from lawyers and other staff for general, legal, and company information. 

  • Manage a staff of Reference Librarians
  • Respond to requests and provide reference services to lawyers, paralegals, and staff from all of the Firm's offices in a timely manner
  • Provide Library orientation and training on library resources to Attorneys, Paralegals and Staff
  • Develop pathfinders, resource guides and handouts
  • Maintain awareness of key resources and technologies in the Firm's practice areas
  • Stay abreast of current library trends through continuing education
  • Oversee all incoming requests and staff's responses to all legal inquiries and corporate information requests, such as cited material, legislative and regulatory tracking, foreign and international material, jurisdiction, SEC filings, analyst reports and company information verification
  • Assure Reference staff is trained and proficient on all library resources
  • Mediate and take corrective action with staff as needed; perform yearly performance evaluations 
  • Maintain daily attendance, punctuality and approved vacation requests via Day Off Tracking system
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Job & Educational Requirements:   

  • 6 to 10 years of relevant experience required
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of the print legal research bibliography
  • Knowledge of how to search legal research resources including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, BloombergLaw, Lex Machina, Thomson One, Hoover's, D&B, and the various SEC filings search resources
  • Ability to identify complex problems, make determinations and implement effective solutions
  • Ability to work independently, determine priorities and coordinate workflow effectively

Contact information & Application Instructions: 

Caroline Merry – Sr. Recruiting Coordinator

caroline.merry@stblaw.com

212-455-3871

Apply here - http://stblaw.balancetrak.com

 


 

 

Senior Resource and Systems Specialist - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C

The Senior Resource and Systems Specialist will serve the Firm by managing the access, and overall administration of the electronic resources and applications. This position requires an understanding of technology and resource and systems services within a large law firm. This position will report to the Manager, Resources and Systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain use statistics for licensed electronic resources.
  • Understand content strengths and weaknesses along with statistics in order to make recommendations for additions and eliminations with the ability to set forth plans for implementation.
  • Work with other research services staff, IT and legal practice groups to ensure that relevant content is available, easy to access and use on the Firms intranet using SharePoint.   
  • Understand electronic cataloging systems and work closely with the Resource & Systems team.
  • Recommend and implement changes with technology to improve the department’s efficiencies and workflow.
  • Work with multiple vendors to ensure we are receiving all technical benefits available and that we are aware of and implementing new technologies in a timely manner.
  • Work regularly with other research services staff in a highly collaborative and supportive environment and clearly explain and document for reference purposes, procedures needed to take advantage of electronic resources in the best way; this includes password generation, cost recovery reporting, document delivery and folder access, permissions and organization within Desksite. 
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MLS or JD preferred.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a law firm environment required.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.
  • Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical. 

Please Apply on our Career Site: https://www.mintz.com/careers/current-openings/detail/jobopening/408

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 500 attorneys worldwide. Headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston’s Financial District, the firm also has US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice. Mintz Levin was founded in 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm’s current Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Major practice areas include Antitrust; Bankruptcy & Restructuring; Corporate & Securities; Employment, Labor & Benefits; Environmental Law; Health Law; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Public Finance; Real Estate; and Tax.

 


 

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP - Research & Knowledge Analyst

 Job Summary

Skadden, Arps is in search of a Research & Knowledge Analyst to work in our New York Office. This position is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner; coordinates current awareness alerts, works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites, helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs, and assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. This position will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 1:00pm- 9:00pm EST.

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in NY and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research 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.
  • Assists other department staff members when needed.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, and more
  • Thorough competency with relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years)
  • Minimum of two years' experience conducting research in a legal setting, preferably in a law firm environment.

 Please send all resumes and questions to Rebecca Weiner, the generalist handling recruitment for this position. Also, below you will find a direct link to the opportunity.

https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/new-york/research-and-knowledge-analyst

Rebecca.Weiner@skadden.com

Four Times Square, New York, NY 10036-6522

(212) 735-2119