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KM Research and Business Intelligence Analyst McCarter & English, LLP - Newark, NJ         09/11/2020
Resource Technology Analyst Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 09/08/2020
Reference Librarian Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 09/03/2020
Digital Resource Services Coordinator Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP 08/20/2020

 

McCarter & English, LLP - KM Research and Business Intelligence Analyst - Newark, NJ        

Employer Statement:  

Newark Office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a KM Research and Business Intelligence Analyst. If you have the experience, we invite you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Christine Lydon, Esq., at [email protected]. McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description (General Summary):    

Expand the business intelligence services at the firm and liaison with the marketing department to ensure our attorneys receive proactive analysis on their clients to better understand and serve them and win new business. Conduct high-level complex research for attorneys, business development and clients in all offices. Communicate and present findings, analysis, synopsis and expertise  in a clear and concise manner.  Support the firm’s knowledge management initiative by actively investigating and implementing new technologies and maintaining practice-specific resources. Participate in special projects as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing timely, accurate and cost effective high-level and complex research, analysis and reports for attorneys, RFPs, pitches, strategic initiatives, cross selling opportunities, client meetings, attorney articles, partner retreats, and administrative departments.
  • Analyze, summarize, and customize results to provide brief overviews and detailed company reports, biographical summaries, and analysis of specific findings, key transactions, industry trends, litigation and outside counsel.
  • Forecast potential legal developments and business opportunities for current and potential clients.
  •  Establish actionable intelligence alerts for attorneys on clients, potential clients, cases and other practice or industry-specific topics.
  • Monitor and keep practice groups informed about important developments in applicable statutes, regulations, judicial decisions and the business environment through bulletins, training, know-how meetings and other processes
  • Produce competitor profiles, newsletters, social-network surveillance and 
  • maintain KM databases as needed.
  • Use concise visuals to synthesis large quantities of data so that it is easily understood and becomes actionable.
  • Interface with the attorneys, to discuss their anticipated KM and Research needs, to train attorneys on the KM Research resources, to market the department’s services, to assist attorneys with locating practice-related internal and external knowledge resources, and to ensure resources are appropriate across all offices.
  • Enhance the position to be more involved in strategic initiatives, entering new markets, product/service design and launch, and market strategy.
  • Develop, manage and promote new information resources and technologies to improve efficiency, including around templates, collections of model forms and precedents, and other knowledge management initiatives.
  • Track time for client billing purposes.
  • Co-ordinate and acquire appropriate materials through governmental agencies, third party research companies, document delivery services, courts, or other specialized institutions.
  • Attend conferences and webinars to keep abreast of trends in the law, business environment developments and emerging legal technology, and suggest innovative ways to deliver the Firm’s services to clients more efficiently and effectively
  • Participate in special projects and provide backup and overflow services as needed.
  • Work with department to create, analyze and implement procedures and policies concerning workflow, research services, and knowledge management.

Job & Educational Requirements:    

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a law firm library or corporate law library environment.
  •  Familiarity and experience with a variety of electronic research tools and resources, including but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis, Pacer, PitchBook, Practical Law, Securities Mosaic, D&B, Bloomberg, and Pacer.
  • Outstanding presentation and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in the use of Word, Outlook, iManage, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple research projects while balancing tight deadlines, availability of resources and cost restrictions.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to exercise independent judgment, self-direct and market services.
  • High level of customer service.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • High sense of responsiveness to be able to answer routine, urgent and in-depth requests.
  • Ability to work in research rotation hours of 10 am to 6 pm one or two days per week.
  • Flexibility to travel to other offices when needed. 

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports directly to the Director of Knowledge Management and Information Research.

The above is intended to describe the general content and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Christine Lydon, Esq., at [email protected]

 


  

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP - Resource Technology Analyst

Employer Statement:  

Cravath has been known as one of the premier U.S. law firms for two centuries. Each of our practice areas is highly regarded, and our lawyers are recognized around the world for their commitment to the representation of our clients' interests. Our primary areas of practice include: corporate, litigation, tax, executive compensation and benefits and trusts and estates.

Job Description:  

  • Assisting the Manager with library and research software implementations and support, including project management, training, and trouble-shooting;
  • Maintaining detailed records of the Library’s licensed research resources, including databases, e-journals, eBooks, and electronic/print combination products, in the integrated library system and eResources database;
  • Managing the Firm’s print book and serial collection, including record-keeping on the Serials and Cataloging modules of the EOS.web ILS and other databases;
  • Providing statistical reporting on cost, utilization, and cost-recovery of resources to focus on strategic collection development;
  • Receiving and processing all new print Library materials, including check-in, cataloging, verification of invoices, and circulation and routing of periodicals;
  • Using proven project management techniques, in close concert with the manager and IT, to roll out Library and related research software, including implementation and upgrades, both to the department and Firm-wide where applicable;
  • Tracking contracts, licenses and user statistics for electronic resources, including research databases and digital newsletters. Co-managing the Library’s eResources database to ensure that contracts, licensing and pricing data is up to date and accurate;
  • Participating in the evaluation of digital resources, by arranging demonstrations, comparing like products, performing peer firm surveys, asking trial users for feedback, and tracking usage;
  • Coordinating training for attorneys and staff, including new hires, on the use and functionality of online resources;
  • Assisting the manager with marketing and communication plans for digital resources. Promoting these tools and research services in general through a broad range of surveys, emails, training opportunities, and announcements and descriptions on the Firm’s intranet;
  • Compiling and submitting monthly usage statistics and reports on electronic resource operations including acquisitions, cataloging, and circulation;
  • Assisting with design and layout of Research Hub application and associated web pages;
  • Working with the department’s manager, staff, IT, and vendors to troubleshoot technical issues related to Library and research software systems including the integrated library system, Research Monitor modules, newsletter distributions systems, news aggregation systems, mobile platforms, and online databases and subscriptions;
  • Maintaining all content in the integrated library system. Providing cataloging management support by updating existing and new records. Providing quality control of cataloging records for print and electronic materials. Checking in new issues, claiming missing items, and maintaining routing lists for all print and electronic serials;
  • Providing or overseeing physical collection management including shelving, shifting, collection inventory and deselection efforts as directed for the main and satellite libraries. Working closely with library temporary employees to maintain the print collection. Troubleshooting any issues arising within print collection;
  • Handling all incoming mail and distributing to recipients;
  • Assisting the department’s finance coordinator and managers by verifying print and electronic subscriptions are accurate. Providing usage statistics on print collection;
  • Surveying users to maintain recipient lists and distributing print and digital desk books;
  • Asking for user feedback during subscription renewal periods;
  • Using tools such as Research Monitor and Vable, compiling and analyzing usage statistics to recommend action plans such as cancellation, marketing or training;
  • Acquiring research resources (including books, journals, articles and digital licenses) for attorneys, staff and library in a timely and cost effective manner;
  • Maintaining departmental billable and non-billable statistics;
  • Staying abreast of new developments and best practices in Library technical services, digital resource management, and related disciplines;
  • Independently handling high priority and or critical requests; and
  • Performing other duties as required.

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • L.S. from an accredited library school, J.D. or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a law firm library, with specific acquisition, electronic resources management and analytic skills;
  • Proven record of accomplishments in library science, information technology, or contract and content analysis;
  • Project Management experience, including the ability to work with a cross-functional team to achieve goals;
  • Expert knowledge of Excel and MS Office tools;
  • Knowledge of library automation systems such as EOS.Web;
  • Comfort using mobile technology and applications in order to evaluate, teach and trouble-shoot research resources;
  • Knowledge of library resource monitoring systems such as Research Monitor or OneLog;
  • Excellent financial analytical skills, including the ability to create and interpret charts and graphs;
  • Superior organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive tasks simultaneously, and to maintain detailed records and in-depth reports;
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present before large groups and to communicate effectively with Firm management;
  • Understanding of the legal profession, including a basic knowledge of litigation and transactional practices;
  • Proven expertise in negotiating, consensus, collaboration building, and facilitation skills;
  • Strong client service attitude;•Innovative and creative thinker; and
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Please apply at https://careers-cravath.icims.com/jobs/2448/resource-technology-analyst/job

 


 

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - Reference Librarian

Job Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 12:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

SUMMARY Under the direction of the Manager – Reference Desk and Director – Library, the Reference Librarian will provide outstanding research assistance to our Lawyers and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Conduct in-depth searches on complex research requests covering all practice areas for all Library clients using electronic, print & other sources as part of regular shifts on the Reference Desk.
  • Support lawyers in utilizing the collection of desktop research tools, providing instruction and guidance as needed.
  • Participate in Department projects and programs, including providing input on additions and cancellations of electronic and print resources

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to multitask, think creatively and work collaboratively and effectively in a fast paced, challenging environment to meet tight deadlines.
  • Superior interpersonal written and verbal communication skills.  Must have a high level of attention to detail.
  • Must have a strong service-oriented mentality and a commitment to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism that are the hallmarks of Sullivan & Cromwell’s legal practice.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • M.L.S from an accredited institution required.
  • Law Library reference experience required.
  • Excellent research skills, utilizing print and electronic resources,  including proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Cheetah,  Intelligize, ThomsonOne and PACER. Strong knowledge of SEC filings and familiarity with practice specific databases such as SNL, DealPointData, Factset, Filings Expert, Chapter11Dockets, etc. is a plus.
  • Experience with Quest request management software is preferred. 

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
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SULLCROM&cws=38&rid=1004 [chp.tbe.taleo.net]
 

  

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP - Digital Resource Services Coordinator

Job Description:  

Under the direction of the Senior Electronic Services Operations Manager (Sr. ESOM), the Digital Resource Services Coordinator will support the firm’s access to electronic resources, including overseeing the maintenance and operation of the Knowledge & Innovation department’s current awareness aggregator tools, ensure user engagement with K&I digital content, provide online usage statistics analysis, assist with technical troubleshooting, and resource services workflow operations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinates all aspects of the Knowledge Services’ current awareness tools such as Newsdesk & Vable including administration, maintenance, training and review and establishes alerts as requested on specific topics for client, practice and other teams or lawyers.
  • Coordinates and maintains content for web and mobile-enabled interactive services.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. ESOM on deploying mobile applications via ResearchHub and other methods.
  • Participates in the ongoing assessment and enhancement of library automation and technology.
  • Works with vendors, IT and research staff to test, configure, update, and troubleshoot the library's electronic tools and resources.
  • Collects, maintains and reports digital resources and services statistical data to Sr. ESOM

Job & Educational Requirements:  

  •  Bachelors from an accredited university or college and a MLS/MLIS is a plus.
  • Three years or more work experience in a professional services firm strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with Integrated Library Systems including OPACs, and with Resource Management applications. Excellent research, written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Competencies:  Demonstrated ability to analyze information and quickly synthesize information and facts. Excellent technical, communication and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department as necessary.
  •  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.

Required Experience:

  • Online Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (alternate eight hour shift may be available).
  • May be required to work before or after normal working hours to meet the needs of the firm.

Disclaimer Statement:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. 

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  https://paulweiss.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=20000136