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Reference Librarian

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 09/16/2021

Head of Circulation and Access

The Maloney Library, Fordham Law School 09/03/2021

Law Library Director

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University 09/02/2021

Information Resources

 NERA(National Economic Research Associates) (NY, IL, MA, DC)  08/23/2021

Research Specialist

Proskauer Rose LLP 

(The scheduled hours for this position are 11:00-7:00pm EST Monday through Thursday and 9:30-5:30pm on Friday. This position provides evening “reference desk” coverage from 2:00-7:00pm EST Monday through Thursday).

08/19/2021 

IP Research Specialist

Proskauer Rose LLP 
08/19/2021

Research & Intelligence Services Coordinator 

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP 08/18/2021

Competitive Intelligence Manager

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP 08/18/2021

Current Awareness Specialist

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP 08/18/2021

 

Reference Librarian - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on Davis Polk for their most challenging legal and business matters. Our approximately 1,000 lawyers located in 10 offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions. Visit davispolk.com

Location: New York
Department: Library
Reports to Director, Library Services
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Work Schedule Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (additional hours as required).

Position Summary;

The Reference Librarian is a member of legal/corporate reference team serving all offices of the Firm who is solution-oriented, works well under tight deadlines, and is familiar with the variety of resources used to fulfill both corporate and legal research/reference requests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities;

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Supports legal and corporate reference needs of lawyers, legal assistants, and Business Development analysts
  •  Routinely delivers content for inclusion in company profile reports, accommodating the preferences and content   requirements of the various practice groups
  •  Performs legal and business research involving the routine use of Lexis Advance, Courtlink, Westlaw, Intelligize, Capital IQ,   Cheetah/RBSource, Deal Point Data, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Refinitiv Workspace/Thomson One
  •  Obtains both published and unpublished cases and rulings, and provides case search assistance
  •  Runs litigation / public records and lien searches
  •  Generate Shepards / Key Cite reports
  •  Fulfills requests for regulatory/administrative agency rulings, decisions and interpretations through a variety of online   resources.
  •  Researches secondary legal resources for interpretive analysis
  •  Conducts corporate deal precedents research, retrieves SEC filing exhibits, obtains stock/bond prices, gathers exchange   rate data, etc.
  •  Assist with special projects and lengthy assignments as needed
 Qualifications/Position Requirements
  •  Ability to manage a varied workload and meet deadlines
  •  Must be punctual and reliable
  •  Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other applications as needed
  •  Strong interpersonal skills
  •  Must be able to work collaboratively with lawyers and staff, demonstrating strong teamwork and a positive attitude
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •  Ability to proofread typed material for typographical, spelling and grammatical errors
  •  Ensure confidentiality of all the Firm’s and clients documentation and information

Education and/or Experience:

  • Masters in Library Science/Service (MLS) is required
  •  3 to 5 years’ experience, preferably in a law firm environment
  • Compensation Commensurate with experience

To Apply Submit resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 


  

The Maloney Library, Fordham Law School - Head of Circulation and Access

The Maloney Library at Fordham Law School, located at Lincoln Center in New York City, seeks energetic and innovative applicants for the position of Head of Circulation and Access. We are looking for a professional with a public-service oriented attitude that is comfortable in a fast-paced work environment. The Head of Circulation and Access will join a dynamic library staff that provides the highest level of service and support to world-class faculty and students. The library staff collaborates across departments to offer unique library programming for the Fordham Law School community. If the successful candidate has a JD, duties will include acting as a liaison for full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty and teaching legal research.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Director:
  • supervises full-time clerical, para-professional and part-time employees, including hiring, scheduling, and training;
  • oversees & develops plans and projects relating to the primary print collection;
  • formulates and enforces rules and policies regarding circulation and access;
  • sets and publicizes library opening hours and arranges for library staffing;
  • Manages the library system circulation module (Sierra), including maintenance, troubleshooting, and training;
  • Monitors the physical state of the collections and library facilities and reports and arranges for resolution of issues;
  • Along with Document Delivery, coordinates the physical delivery of library material to faculty offices;
  • Manages the course reserve program and collection;
  • Monitors and tracks patron usage of library facilities and the collection;
  • Serves as a contact with Public Safety over security issues;
  • Carries out social media policy and strategy;
  • Contributes to planning and management of institutional repository projects;
  • Contributes to planning and management of library public programming;
  • Edits, evaluates, and generates content for website and maintains library digital signage;
  • Participates in the library liaison program;
  • Oversees the microform collection, including filing and the maintenance of viewing hardware;
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Deputy Director.

If the successful candidate has a J.D. then the following duties will be included:

  • Teaches introductory legal research in a required first-year research course and may participate in teaching advanced legal research courses;
  • Acts as liaison to full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited library school;
  • At least 2 years experience working in a circulation department;
  • Experience using ILS systems, particularly circulation and reserves;Ability to successfully initiate, track and manage projects;
  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff and students;
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or equivalent non-U.S. law degree;
  • Supervisory experience including a record of successful management and development of staff
  • Experience with or demonstrable interest in developing & managing digitization projects;
  • Familiarity with III Millennium/Sierra circulation module.

Contact Information & Application Instructions: Todd Melnick, [email protected]

 


 

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University – Law Library Director

Description:
Hofstra Law School, located in Hempstead, NY, seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library. The Director oversees all aspects of library operations and services, including external relations, budget development and management, personnel management, strategic planning, and legal-research curriculum development and teaching. The Director reports to the dean of the law school and supervises six law librarians and six administrative staff members.

The Director of the Library at Hofstra Law has faculty status and is appointed on a continuing appointment track with rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. This may include, but does not require, appointment to the tenure-track faculty, depending on the interests and experience of the successful candidate.

Responsibilities:
The primary function of the Law Library is to support the teaching and research activities of the law school community, which consists of approximately 800 J.D. and 100 non-J.D. students, 45 full-time faculty members and 70 support staff. The Hofstra law faculty is recognized as one of the most productive in the country.

The Law Library has long been committed to a specific philosophy: providing the highest quality of service to the law faculty and students, emphasizing service over collection size.

Qualifications:
A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program are required. The successful candidate must have at least five years of experience in an academic law library with supervisory experience as well as excellent leadership and communication skills. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a letter of interest with a CV, and a list of references via email only to Joyce Amore Cox at [email protected] Please include “Director of the Law Library” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on October 1. The position will remain open until filled.

Link for full job description:  https://www.hofstra.edu/about/jobs/jobs_popup.cfm?id=12287

 


 

Information Services - National Economic Research Associates

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Information Resources Senior Associate in our Washington, DC or Chicago office. Consideration for other East Coast locations is possible (Boston, NYC). This is an exciting opportunity for a creative thinker who has vision and enthusiasm to join a global Information Resources team with an established and expanding firm.

Description and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Associate Director, Global Information Resources, the qualified candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with global consulting staff on a wide range of research projects using information tools and proprietary databases to provide information for client projects and business development initiatives
  • Provide quick solutions and in-depth research, current awareness services, competitive intelligence and special research to support NERA’s consulting staff
  • Work with NERA information resources team members from other regions and offices to continue to build a global research function through sharing work and experiences
  • Help educate consulting staff on research issues and train them on end-user products
  • Assist in marketing and developing information services to NERA staff globally
  • Work on special projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in one of the following is required: information/library science from an accredited program or Masters (MBA) in business or economics; undergraduate degree in economics or finance would be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a research environment providing business/corporate, and financial information is required.
  • Good understanding of the US legal system and a minimum of 2 years’ experience conducting Legal Research using tools such as PACER, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law, is required.
  • Understanding/knowledge and experience with database services such as: Bloomberg, CapIQ, FactSet, Refinitiv, DataStream, S&P Global Market Intelligence, BvD Orbis, legal databases (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law).
  • Experience searching academic/literature/news databases such as Factiva, LexisNexis, Econlit, ProQuest, Dialog, Business Source Corporate, Hein Online.
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, respond quickly to requests and handle a workload requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, accurate, and interpretive thought processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Securities Finance industry is an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SharePoint.
  • The qualified candidate must be able to work Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and additional hours as needed, to meet time-sensitive deadlines. Qualified candidates will be driven self-starters and be comfortable with face-to-face interactions with colleagues at all levels.

We offer a competitive salary, including an excellent benefits package. To apply, please create your profile and submit both a cover letter and your full professional CV.

For more information about NERA please visit our website (www.nera.com).

NERA Economic Consulting is an international firm of consulting professionals providing economic, financial, and statistical advice, research, and analysis. Our clients include multinational corporations, the world’s leading law firms, governments, and U.S. regulatory agencies. Our team of roughly 600 professionals operates in 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia / Pacific.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Please apply to this position here: https://careers.mmc.com/global/en/job/R_133669/NERA-Information-Resources-Washington-DC-or-Chicago-IL

 


  

Research Specialist - Proskauer Rose LLP

Remote (United States)

Employer Statement:

Proskauer Rose is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, London, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boca Raton, New Orleans, Paris, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Chief Professional Resources Officer, the Associate Director of Knowledge Services (the “AD”) and the Manager of Knowledge Services (the “Manager”), the Research Specialist will provide superior legal and non-legal research assistance to all Firm attorneys, paralegals and Business Services staff (“Knowledge Services Clients”), provide support on an as-needed basis to the Knowledge Services team, and perform other duties as assigned. The scheduled hours for this position are 11:00-7:00pm EST Monday through Thursday and 9:30-5:30pm on Friday. This position provides evening “reference desk” coverage from 2:00-7:00pm EST Monday through Thursday.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide sophisticated, effective, timely and cost-conscious legal and non-legal research and reference services to all Knowledge Services Clients across a variety of different practice areas using electronic, print and other sources
  • Perform complex research and reference services that include, but are not limited to, (i) case law, statutory and regulatory research; (ii) compiling and researching within legislative histories; (iii) biographical research; (iv) locating and pulling requested articles, reports, court filings and other documents and materials; (v) locating relevant government reports and filings, including SEC filings; (vi) compiling, monitoring and tracking news, legal, business and legislative developments by creating and maintaining alerts in a variety of databases; and (vii) the procurement of information materials from outside the Firm
  • Conduct effective and proactive in-depth reference interviews with Knowledge Services Clients to clarify the subject, scope and purpose of their request, as well as their desired deliverables and any cost and/or time constraints
  • Distill, summarize and customize research results in order to meet the specific requirements of the Knowledge Services Client. Provide research results as a clear and concise report of findings, where possible
  • Maintain a broad and thorough knowledge of (i) the Firm’s online and print resources; and (ii) legal, government, business and financial information sources in general, and relevant search strategies for each, and exercise sound judgment in leveraging the appropriate resources to meet each Knowledge Services Client’s time and cost needs
  • Strictly comply with and understand Firm policies and procedures, including but not limited to those relating to client and Firm confidentiality and information and data security
  • Provide coverage for other Research Specialist shifts, as needed. Keep up-to-date on new publications, databases, resources, search strategies, developments in the legal and business research communities and technology, as they affect the Firm’s knowledge services initiatives and needs
  • Enter all Knowledge Services requests handled into the workflow tracking system
  • Keep track of and bill time spent on client billable matters and comply with Firm’s daily time entry policy
  • Assist with the onboarding, orientation and training of attorneys and paralegals and educate Knowledge Services Clients on the use of the library and research techniques
  • Assist with the evaluation of proposed and existing Firm online and print resources and provide informed, timely feedback and recommendations to the Manager and AD. Assist with collection development and strategy
  • Complete Knowledge Services projects and initiatives, as assigned, such as updating research guides, preparing departmental materials and assisting with the upkeep of the department’s intranet pages
  • Assists other department staff members, as needed
Job & Educational Requirements:
  • M.L.S., M.L.I.S. or J.D. from an accredited school
  •  5 years of relevant law firm experience
  •  Strong legal research skills including complex legal and business research in a variety of practice areas, jurisdictions and information types
  •  Specialized knowledge relating to specific legal practice areas (L&E, ERISA, Sports, Securities, Health Care, Tax, etc.) is a plus
  •  Strong proficiency in using a wide variety of legal electronic and print research resources commonly used in large law firms
  •  Thorough working knowledge of legal, business, government and financial information sources and knowledge of federal, legislative and regulatory research
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, Adobe Acrobat and other common legal systems; and the ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and workflows
  • High professional standards, superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to providing quality work product and outstanding customer service
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion, as well as independent and sound judgment
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, as well as a close attention to detail, and the ability to analyze and communicate findings in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to work efficiently and systematically to meet deadlines, multi-task, appropriately prioritize assignments and demonstrate an appropriate sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment
  • A self-motivated, dynamic, proactive, resourceful individual with the ability to both (i) take direction and work in a collaborative, service-oriented team; and (ii) work independently, initiating and carrying projects through to completion, with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs and to assume other job responsibilities within the department

Contact information & Application Instructions: Antoniette Isekenegbe – [email protected]

Link to role - https://proskauer.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000040&lang=en

 


 

Proskauer Rose LLP - IP Research Specialist

Location: Remote (United States)

Employer Statement:

Proskauer Rose is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, London, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boca Raton, New Orleans, Paris, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Chief Professional Resources Officer, the Associate Director of Knowledge Services (the “AD”) and the Manager of Knowledge Services (the “Manager”), the Research Specialist will provide superior legal and non-legal research assistance to all Firm attorneys, paralegals and Business Services staff (“Knowledge Services Clients”) including research relating to intellectual property with a focus on patents (“IP”), provide support on an as-needed basis to the Knowledge Services team, and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Provide sophisticated, effective, timely and cost-conscious legal and non-legal research and reference services to all Knowledge Services Clients across a variety of different practice areas, including IP, using electronic, print and other sources
  • Perform complex research and reference services that include, but are not limited to, (i) case law, statutory and regulatory research; (ii) compiling and researching within legislative histories; (iii) biographical research; (iv) locating and pulling requested articles, reports, court filings and other documents and materials; (v) locating relevant government reports and filings, including SEC filings; (vi) compiling, monitoring and tracking news, legal, business and legislative developments by creating and maintaining alerts in a variety of databases; and (vii) the procurement of information materials from outside the Firm
  • Conduct effective and proactive in-depth reference interviews with Knowledge Services Clients to clarify the subject, scope and purpose of their request, as well as their desired deliverables and any cost and/or time constraints
  • Distill, summarize and customize research results in order to meet the specific requirements of the Knowledge Services Client. Provide research results as a clear and concise report of findings, where possible
  • Maintain a broad and thorough knowledge of (i) the Firm’s online and print resources; and (ii) legal, government, business, scientific and financial information sources in general, and relevant search strategies for each, and exercise sound judgment in leveraging the appropriate resources to meet each Knowledge Services Client’s time and cost needs, especially as the foregoing relates to IP resources and research
  • Strictly comply with and understand Firm policies and procedures, including but not limited to those relating to client and Firm confidentiality and information and data security
  • Provide “reference desk” coverage as assigned, including occasional evening shifts and provide coverage for other shifts, as needed
  • Keep up-to-date on new publications, databases, resources, search strategies, developments in the legal and business research communities and technology, as they affect the Firm’s knowledge services initiatives and needs, with a special focus on IP
  • Enter all Knowledge Services requests handled into the workflow tracking system
  • Keep track of and bill time spent on client billable matters and comply with Firm’s daily time entry policy
  • Assist with the onboarding, orientation and training of attorneys and paralegals and educate Knowledge Services Clients on the use of the library and research techniques
  • Assist with the evaluation of proposed and existing Firm online and print resources, especially those relating to IP, and provide informed, timely feedback and recommendations to the Manager and AD. Assist with collection development and strategy
  • Complete Knowledge Services projects and initiatives, as assigned, such as updating research guides, preparing departmental materials and assisting with the upkeep of the department’s intranet pages
  • Assists other department staff members, as needed
Job & Educational Requirements:
  •  M.L.S., M.L.I.S. or J.D. from an accredited school
  •  5 years of relevant law firm experience
  •  Strong legal research skills including complex legal and business research in a variety of practice areas, jurisdictions and information types
  •  Specialized knowledge relating to intellectual property with a focus on patents, including proficiency with IP-related electronic and print resources
  •  Thorough working knowledge of legal, business, government and financial information sources and knowledge of federal, legislative and regulatory research
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, Adobe Acrobat and other common legal systems; and the ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and workflows
  •  High professional standards, superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to providing quality work product and outstanding customer service
  •  Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion, as well as independent and sound judgment
  •  Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, as well as a close attention to detail, and the ability to analyze and communicate findings in a clear and concise manner
  •  Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to work efficiently and systematically to meet deadlines, multi-task, appropriately prioritize assignments and demonstrate an appropriate sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment
  •  A self-motivated, dynamic, proactive, resourceful individual with the ability to both (i) take direction and work in a collaborative, service-oriented team; and (ii) work independently, initiating and carrying projects through to completion, with minimal supervision
  •  Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs and to assume other job responsibilities within the department

Contact information & Application Instructions: Antoniette Isekenegbe – [email protected]

Link to role - https://proskauer.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000041&lang=en

 


  

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP - Research & Intelligence Services Coordinator 

JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES

The Research & Intelligence Services Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and directing the analyst team on a day-to-day basis; supporting them with mentoring and training as needed.

Additional responsibilities include the development and creation of training, acting as a Practice Group liaison, coordinating large research projects, the evaluation of new products, and supporting the Research & Intelligence Research Manager with department initiatives.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for managing the day-to-day workflow of the Research & Intelligence Analysts to ensure delivery of high-quality research.
  • Serves as the department’s lead research and subject matter expert and performs quality control and oversight of work product to ensure consistency and timeliness of service delivery.
  • Provides guidance and direction on research strategies, as needed.
  • Partners with the Research & Intelligence Services Manager to serve as a liaison to Practice Groups and other designated staff departments to offer targeted research, training, and support.
  • Coordinates and manages large research projects from start to finish.
  • Actively promotes the value of the Research & Intelligence Analysts to internal stakeholders and end-users.
  • Stays current on news and trends relating to key clients and their markets and proactively distributes findings.
  • Participates in the development of in-depth research training materials for both live and on-demand trainings.
  • Collaborates with Practice Group leadership to ensure group research needs are met and assists in the development and design of Practice Group pages.
  • Supports the Research & Intelligence Manager with department initiatives, as assigned.
  • Participates in rotating weekend coverage.
  • Assists the department Operations Manager with product testing, evaluation, and ultimately the selection of needed tools and/or cancellation of existing ones, as assigned.
  • Recognizes the value of professional networking and actively participate in professional associations and online communities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or MBA

PREFERRED

  • JD

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCREQUIRED

  •  A minimum of five (5) years of legal and/or business research experience in a legal or corporate environment.
  •  Deep knowledge of legal and corporate research resources and their application.
  •  Ability to effectively present information both verbally and in writing.
  •  Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to scheduling changes and shifts in priorities.
  •  Ability to identify complex problems, make decisions and implement effective solutions.
  •  Ability to work independently, determine priorities and coordinate workflow effectively.
  •  Strong interpersonal skills with a client focus.
  •  Process-oriented with great attention to detail and technical acuity.
  •  Superior organizational skills, unflagging attention to detail, and demonstrated commitment to the accuracy and completeness of information.
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint 

  Apply at: https://stblaw.balancetrak.com/202108017070130002

  


 

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP - Competitive Intelligence Manager 

JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES
The Competitive Intelligence Manager is responsible for partnering with the Firm’s Marketing / Business Development leadership to support initiatives that deepen the understanding of the competitive landscape, competitor activity and market trends to provide a vision that aligns activities with overall Firm goals, while supporting the department as a member of the senior leadership team.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervises the Competitive Intelligence Analyst, and provides ongoing guidance and feedback, corrective oversight, scheduling, recruitment, etc.
• Advises and collaborates to manage the Competitive Intelligence Team’s workload, provide guidance, and organize training programs to enhance the Team’s professional development.
• Develops and maintains Team workflows to effectively understand and manage Team processes as needs and priorities change.
• Establishes relationships and serves as a liaison internally with stakeholders and other designated individuals, and externally, with vendors.
• Proactively works closely with the Firm’s Marketing / Business Development leadership, to ensure service levels and offerings that support broader Firm competitive intelligence strategies.
• Collaborates with the Firm’s Marketing / Business Development leadership to develop clear processes for engagement with stakeholders and management of project priorities.
• Participates in the development and management of department initiatives in coordination with the Director, Research Manager, and Operations Manager.
• Assists the department Operations Manager to support product testing, evaluation, and ultimately the selection of needed tools and/or cancellation of existing ones.
• Maintains current knowledge of key resources and technologies in various practice areas along with developments in the delivery of research services.
• Recognize the value of professional networking and actively participate in professional associations and online communities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED
• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or Masters’ of Business Administration

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Minimum of five (5) years Marketing or Competitive Intelligence research experience preferably in a law firm or corporate environment.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience performing data analysis.
  • Skilled in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the work of others.
  • Deep knowledge of legal and non-legal competitive intelligence resources and practices as applied in a business services environment.
  • Willingness to exercise considerable judgment and initiative in developing competitive intelligence policies and programs.
  • Proficient in developing and implementing policies, services, programs, and resources to meet the immediate and long-range strategic marketing / growth goals of the firm.
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to identify complex problems, make determinations and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to work independently, determine priorities and coordinate workflows effectively.
  • Superior organizational skills, unflagging attention to detail, and demonstrated commitment to the accuracy and completeness of information.
Apply at:  https://stblaw.balancetrak.com/202108014900130002


 

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett - Current Awareness Specialist

JOB SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES
The Current Awareness Specialist position is responsible for creating and managing a centralized current awareness program that includes, but is not limited to, litigation, client, news, legislative tracking, and other legal alerts designed to advance and improve the Firm’s timely knowledge of relevant events.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates and proactively manages alerts / newsletters using Lexis NewsDesk, Westlaw, Bloomberg and other relevant products.
  • Proactively partners with KM, Marketing, and Dockets to support and centrally manage alerts / newsletters based on their needs; includes continuous monitoring and refinement.
  • Engages with new hires to provide desired current awareness support by adding them to existing alerts / newsletters or creating and managing new alerts / newsletters.
  • Partners with Practice Groups to ensure that current awareness needs are being met.
  • Devises complex searches that produce highly relevant results.
  • Effective utilization of an alerting platform, such as Lexis NewsDesk, to create and manage news alerts.
  • Adds relevant analysis or summaries to alerts / newsletters as requested.
  • Collaborates with department team members to handle current awareness requests and recommends, formulates, and implements appropriate search strategies upon request.
  • Keeps up to date on changes and developments in current awareness resources, features, and functions and proactively implements changes to ensure the Firm’s current awareness program is providing the highest value to requestors.
  • Recognizes the value of professional networking and actively participates in professional associations and online communities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
EDUCATION REQUIRED
  •   Bachelor’s degree
PREFERRED
  •  ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCER EQUIRED

  •  Minimum of three (3) years research experience preferably in a law firm or corporate environment.
  •  Experience in the analysis and summarization of research results to create easily digestible summaries of findings.
  •  Knowledgeable of basic legal concepts, areas of law and research resources.
  •  Strong interest in current events and a curiosity to remain informed.
  •  Capable of searching major news resources utilizing complex searches designed to return the most relevant results.
  •  Experience leveraging an alerting platform, such as Lexis NewsDesk, to create and manage news alerts within a corporate environment.
  •  Proficient in searching major legal research resources including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Wolters Kluwer, Lex Machina, Hoover's, D&B, Capital IQ, Factset, and the various SEC filings search resources.
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Suite products particularly the utilization of SharePoint to integrate content.
  •  Customer-service oriented.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Strong inter-personal skills.
  •  Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  •  Process-oriented with great attention to detail and technical acuity.
  •  Superior organizational skills, unflagging attention to detail, and demonstrated commitment to the accuracy and completeness of information.

 Apply at: https://stblaw.balancetrak.com/202108017080130002