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Job Title Library Date Posted
Research Analyst Morrison & Foerster LLP 4/3/2018
Research Specialist Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 4/3/2018
Reference Supervisor  Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP  4/2/2018


Morrison & Foerster LLP

ID: 6597
Job Posting Title: Research Analyst
Location: Office Location Flexible

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices. (San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, New York, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia)

The Opportunity:

The Research Analyst works as part of a global team to provide substantive research expertise for client work and business development efforts. The Research Analyst participates on project teams and ensures client service and satisfaction are attained in all areas of the position.

  • As part of a firmwide research team, provide substantive research expertise to support the firm's practice areas and business development efforts, including strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  • Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
  • Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs.
  • Ensure that library services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers.
  • Educate and advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff on sources and strategies for research.
  • Provide assistance in collection development and maintenance and library space utilization.
  • Participates in projects that increase the value of library services to the Firm.
  • Develops project management skills and may lead projects.
  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients according to the Firm's library billing policy. Close timenotes on a daily basis.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D. or an M.B.A. strongly preferred plus a minimum of three years related experience, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Substantive knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm's practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

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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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Research Specialist - NY/PA 

Employer Statement:  

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm recognized for its exceptional client service, innovation and engaging work environment. Our reputation as an outstanding, service-oriented firm begins with our people and their commitment to our core values of collegiality, commitment, excellence, integrity and intensity, which exemplify how we approach our work in support of our clients and each other. Working together, we solve problems and move the firm forward - efficiently, effectively and expertly.  We seek to attract, develop and retain the very best professional and administrative talent in the legal services industry by providing a dynamic work culture, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits designed to help our employees balance their work/life responsibilities, as well as continuing professional development opportunities. We are committed to maintaining and cultivating a diverse and inclusive firm culture grounded in respect and teamwork. The long tenure of our employees speaks to the strength and appeal of our culture and values.  If you are interested in learning more about the work we do, our offices, available administrative and professional staff positions, and our fringe benefits, we invite you to explore our website at

Job Description:  

Office: New York or Philadelphia
Department: Research & Information Services
Reports To: Research Services Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Core Hours will vary depending on location, for NY 09:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., M-F, and for Philadelphia 8:30am – 5:00pm M-F, unless otherwise approved; additional hours as required

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under immediate supervision of the Research Services Manager and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Research Specialist is responsible for responding to user requests for all types of assistance.

The Research Specialist is expected to serve as a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, advisors and staff, in an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Research Specialist must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's Core Values.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties are performed throughout every work day, as necessary):

  •  Perform reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media; supports research needs of attorneys, paralegals, and marketing, particularly for the firm’s Labor, Public Law & Policy and Litigation practices.
  •  Perform online searches using such external databases as Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Securities Mosaic, Bloomberg Law, and CapitalIQ among others.
  •  Analyze internal and external data sources for use in the firm’s business intelligence efforts.
  •  Coordinate interlibrary loans, including responding to incoming requests from other firms.
  •  Perform electronic current awareness monitoring, analyzing the results and providing appropriate information to attorneys.
  •  Coordinate with assigned practice groups and departmental staff in the recommendation and consolidation of practice group’s resources, including both recommendations for purchase and cancellation.

OTHER ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Duties are performed periodically, as necessary):

  •  Handle requests from management, and attorneys from other firm offices, both domestically and internationally.
  •  Provide back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences.
  •  Schedule and follow-up on online database training for attorneys, paralegals and others, including initial skills assessment.
  •  Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques and resources; build research skills in new areas of the law.
  •  Assist in resolving technical problems and issues, as appropriate.
  •  Handle administrative and other projects as assigned.


  •  Ability to read, write and speak English
  •  Substantive reference and research skills including familiarity with the wide range of legal and business materials found in a various practices
  •  Substantive understanding of legal literature, its organization and availability in a multitude of formats
  •  Familiarity with standard business print and online resources
  •  Familiarity with emerging technologies and their licensing methods
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation
  •  Strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word, and document management systems.
  •  Proficiency on office equipment used on a regular basis including computers, printers, copy machines, and telephones
  •  Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion
  •  Ability to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities
  •  Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously
  •  Ability to perform mathematical functions - add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages
  •  Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting
  •  Ability to establish effective working relationships within the department, office and firm.
  •  Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, vendors and others outside the firm
  •  Strong service orientation
  •  Commitment to the office and firm
  •  Commitment to professional growth


  •  Master of Library Science degree required; J.D. from accredited institution a plus
  •  Minimum of 2 years law firm library experience

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Apply through our website:



Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP - Reference Supervisor 

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP,  a global law firm with over 300 attorneys has an opening for a Reference Supervisor in its New York office.  The Reference Supervisor will lead a team of information professionals to provide expert level research support to attorneys and firm staff to satisfy legal, business, and general information needs.

Job Description.

The Hughes Hubbard Reference Supervisor will be expected to perform the following:

  • Supervise Library’s reference staff and manage request workflow to ensure service standards and library procedures are being met.  Assign tasks as needed. Provide training and guidance to librarians and library staff. 
  • Provide legal and business reference using manual and on-line sources. Ability to compile legislative histories, subject bibliographies, and resource guides.
  • Perform in-depth corporate research including precedent searching, locating exhibits, determining affiliates and subsidiaries, verifying state of incorporation, and ordering SEC documents.
  • Perform trademark and patent research using various intellectual property databases.
  • Search in a variety of databases including but not limited to:  Accurint; Bloomberg Law; Cheetah; Courtlink; D&B; D&B Family Tree Finder; Hoovers; Intelligize; Kluwer Arbitration; Lex Machina; Lexis Advance; Lexis Securities Mosaic; OCLC Worldcat; PACER; PacerPro; Pro Quest Dialog; Ravel; RIA-Checkpoint; Saegis; Sharkrepellant; and Westlaw.
  • Perform interlibrary loans as needed; utilize various document delivery services to obtain publications, articles, reports, etc.  Participate in library listservs for interlibrary loan.
  • Coordinate Library alert services.
  • Identify new resources that support the Firm’s practices and make recommendations to Director.  Analyze and critique new research products and summarize in written format as needed.
  • Participates in various training initiatives for associates and staff.  Prepares handouts and presents programs on research topics as requested.
  • Assists in communicating library announcements as necessary in both oral and written formats.
  • Support all library record keeping for staff including but not limited to:  library statistics, password lists, watch lists, routing lists, disbursements, and time & billing records.

Job & Educational Requirements

  • MLS or JD, Minimum seven years of law firm experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and business resources in print and online.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to lead a team effectively.
  • Good interpersonal, written skills, and presentation skills.
  • Strong computer and technology skills.  Ability and desire to absorb and apply new applications and technologies.  Familiar with social networking resources.
  • Familiar with project management practices.  Ability to work on short and long term projects independently and as part of a team.  Ability to delegate, multitask, and work under pressure to meet attorney expectations.
    • Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department as necessary and to work extended hours as required.

Please send cover letter, resume, and references by email with the subject line HHR REFERENCE SUPERVISOR to:

Patricia Barbone
Director of Library Services
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004

[email protected]

All inquiries will be kept confidential.  No phone calls please.