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Job Title Library Date Posted
Compliance Analyst Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 09/19/2019
Manager, Library Services Torys LLP - New York 09/5/2019
Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 08/21/2019

 

 

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Compliance Analyst

Job Summary

This position conducts complex research, analyzes documents and data, reports and follows up to meet the Firm's KYC/AML compliance requirements and facilitates effective new and prospective client risk assessment. 

  • Performs prospective client analysis, including enhanced due diligence, synthesizes findings and reports to management, partners and committee members for effective assessment of viability and risk level of prospective client.
  • Researches relationships between the Firm's new and existing clients for parent/subsidiary relationships to facilitate accurate and current reporting.
  • Addresses economic sanctions-related (OFAC, EU) alerts.
  • Conducts enhanced due diligence for higher-risk clients based on geopolitical, economic, and sanctions considerations.
  • Reviews and follows up on documentation and information to meet the Firm's KYC/AML compliance regulatory requirements.
  • Identifies and addresses non-compliance and risk assessment issues with management and partners.
  • Updates documentation and databases to keep current with compliance status of clients, the department and Firm's KYC/AML guidelines and procedures, as well as new regulations and requirements.
  • Performs new client risk assessments to include review and analysis of new clients for AML risk, financial viability with respect to bill payment, reputational risk, bankruptcy, and criminal records.
  • Provides guidance and training to partners and staff regarding the Firm's KYC/AML procedures.
  • Handles multiple complex client analysis projects.
  • Understands and responds to inquiries from partners, other attorneys as well as staff and demonstrates this understanding through the use of effective communication.
  • Actively seeks to enhance knowledge of all Client Accounting procedures and processes.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Knowledge of Aderant with respect to client matter intake process and billing-function
  • Ability to perform Internet research using various search functions
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions
  • Ability to 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 work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • 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

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of three years KYC/AML experience and/or other similar law firm experience 

To apply, please visit: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/new-york/compliance-analyst-09192019 

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

  



Torys LLP - Manager, Library Services (New York)

Employer Statement: 

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. We focus on maintaining long-term relationships with Canadian and international clients who demand the best advice and service from their outside counsel. We believe that our continuing success over many years has come from adherence to our core values of excellence, client service, collaboration, long-term thinking and utmost professionalism and integrity. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking a seasoned legal librarian to join our dynamic and fast-paced New York office. The Manager, Library Services will manage our New York office’s library resources to provide the highest quality research and reference information services. He or she will provide timely and cost effective availability and delivery of accurate and current information to legal and administrative professionals. By way of example, some of the Manager, Library Services’ job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Manage US legal research and references services and subscriptions, including the New York office’s physical and online collections.
  • Conduct legal research and reference work for internal attorneys and clients.
  • Work with vendors to: review/negotiate contract and billing terms; supervise vendor adherence to contracted service levels; and troubleshoot any issues with online resources as they arise.
  • Investigate, evaluate and implement upgrades, enhancements and web-based interfaces.
  • Assist in the redesign, restructure and automation of the library’s collections and procedures.
  • Consult with New York attorneys to evaluate new products and audit existing ones.
  • Work collaboratively with the Toronto office’s library staff to handle research and other requests, particularly those dealing with cross-border subject matter.

Qualifications & Skills:

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary and graduate degree (JD or Master of Library Sciences is strongly preferred).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in law libraries, preferably in a private law library environment, with extensive experience with legal, business and information resources; online database searching; library theory and management techniques; reference and research techniques and theory; and practice, procedures and legal research methodologies.
  • Focused resource knowledge and research skills in the following practice areas: securities, tax and private equity.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and requirements (i.e., confidentiality issues, conflict of interest regulations and privacy laws) is required. Proficiency in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.

The successful candidate should have the following skills:

  • Client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Responsiveness and demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize competing deadlines for deliverables.
  • Flexibility and focus on innovating and improving methods and approaches to achieve efficiencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work well independently and proactively.
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative group setting with attorneys of all levels and administrative colleagues.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to work creatively in a dynamic environment.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity at [email protected] At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown,Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity at [email protected]

 


  

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP -  Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence

Employer Statement:  

Weil seeks the best and brightest talent to join our Administrative Staff team. Our employees are the future of Weil so we invest in their training and development. Our environment embraces and encourages positive-minded professionals who seek to be challenged and acquire knowledge and skills in an atmosphere built on teamwork. Highly skilled and knowledgeable Administrative Staff assist our attorneys in successfully meeting and exceeding client needs and are vital to the overall success of the Firm.

Position Summary:

As part of the firm-wide research team, provide research expertise to support the Firm's practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors. In addition, the Analyst will create alerts, assist in attorney training and provide feedback on new research tools. Primary Responsibilities and/or Essential functions:

  • Retrieve, package, and present information at the request of attorneys and colleagues in the research function as well as other departments in the Firm;
  • Handle a high volume of routine and complex research requests across all practice areas in addition to document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data;
  • Create alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events;
  • Investigate and aid in the implementation of new technologies and systems relevant to research services;
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for new attorneys.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiarity with the firm's portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Intelligize, Fastcase, Bloomberg BNA, PacerPro, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ;
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct/train;
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research product in a concise, professional manner;
  • Substantial research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies;
  • Creativity and flexibility

Education/Certifications:

Master’s Degree in Library Science required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience; J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  https://weil.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/work_at_weil/job/New-York/Analyst--Research---Competitive-Intelligence_R-102452-1