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Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Research Analyst 1/13/2022

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Reference Supervisor 12/08/2022

Practising Law Institute

Manager, Library Relations  12/05/2022

 

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Research Analyst - Cravath, Swaine & Moore 

OVERVIEW:

The Research Analyst provides reference and expert in-depth research on legal, regulatory, tax, corporate and general matters using the Library’s electronic and print resources. The Research Analyst also develops educational programs and teaches research skills to legal and administrative staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients and administrative staff;
  • Maintains proficiency to perform searches on over 100 rapidly-changing databases (including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Reorg, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, Deal Point Data ThomsonOne, Factset, Checkpoint, Accurint and others);
  • Maintains expert-level knowledge of internal knowledge resources in order to use effectively to collaborate with Knowledge Services and answer research requests;
  • Evaluates diverse information sources for currency, reliability, relevance and cost-effectiveness, and selects the optimal resources for particular research requests;
  • Proactively communicates with lawyers and administrative staff to clarify research requests, and to set parameters on the scope, cost limitations, and delivery expectations;
  • Supports the Competitive Intelligence manager in performing research for Firm constituents, such as strategy committees, Firm management and business development;
  • Sets up legal, regulatory, Bloomberg Law and SEC filings watches and collaborates with the News Analyst to meet the attorneys’ needs;
  • Handles interlibrary loan requests and evaluates the most cost effective options for large document requests using document service provider online subscriptions;
  • Develops and teaches courses on how to do effective legal research for legal and administrative staff; Provides attorneys and legal assistants with database research guidance;
  • Keeps abreast of changes in legal, business, and general research databases, including electronic databases, digital resources, such as eBooks, and print trends;
  • Stays up-to-date on changes in legal and financial services, the business community, major legal and regulatory changes and legal technologies;
  • Evaluates news print and electronic resources, and assists in managing the library collection by making informed recommendations;
  • Participates in trials, demos, purchasing decisions and testing new application versions with the Information Technology department;
  • Maintains up-to-date Research Hub pages for practice groups, with links to and descriptions of key electronic resources;
  • Contributes to the department's communications, such as cost-effective use guides, bibliographies, pathfinders and research tip sheets;
  • Works collaboratively, as well as alone, to ensure top-quality research results;
  • Maintains a network of professionals in law firms, local and out-of-town academic institutions and other organizations to borrow or acquire materials, and to exchange information and share expertise;
  • Researches and writes regular and systematic summaries and updates on topics of special interest to attorneys, as needed;
  • Addresses database content and functionality issues, billing concerns  and access problems with vendors on a timely basis to ensure uninterrupted service to our lawyers and administrative staff;
  • Continuously monitors the Quest system for incoming requests, and responds in a full, accurate and timely manner; Completes relevant fields and resolves the same day; and
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited library school;
  • 5+ years of experience in a law firm, corporation or investment banking library performing research and reference;
  • Expert-level legal, legislative, regulatory, corporate, tax and general research and reference skills;
  • Extensive database knowledge and skills (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, Cheetah, OCLC, Intelligize, Deal Point Data, Accurint, CourtLink, Capital IQ, Checkpoint, Securities Mosaic, etc.);
  • Understanding of the legal profession, including a basic knowledge of litigation and transactional practices;
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills and the ability to set priorities;
  • Highly developed organizational skills;
  • Polished communication, presentation and interpersonal skills for working with associates and staff;
  • Collaborative team outlook is required, with expectation of helping colleagues upon request;
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to work as a team player, working cooperatively with all personnel;
  • Strong client service attitude;
  • Adaptability and ability to solve problems and work well under pressure despite strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and to follow up and follow through despite tight deadlines and multiple responsibilities;
  • Proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings;
  • Ability to coordinate several activities at one time;
  • Capable of adjusting to change; and
  • Availability to work additional hours, as needed.

This position is located in our New York office, and currently has a hybrid work schedule, but that is subject to change. The estimated salary range for this position is $110,000 to $125,000. The actual salary offered will be based on a wide range of factors, including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and where applicable, licensure or certification obtained. Market and Firm factors are also considered. In addition to base salary and discretionary bonus(es), we offer a generous employee benefits package including, but not limited to, paid time off, medical, dental, vision care, 401(k) and substantial health club discounts.

To apply for this position, please visit: Research Analyst in New York, New York | Careers at New York City (icims.com)

 


 

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP - Reference Supervisor

Employer Statement

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a global law firm with six offices has an opening for a Reference Supervisor in its New York office.  The ideal candidate will be a strong researcher with a positive and customer focused attitude, who is creative, innovative and has a desire to play a contributing role in defining quality library services. 

Currently offering a hybrid work schedule.

Job Description

The Reference Supervisor will oversee reference staff and manage workflow. Uses a request system (Service Now) to manage requests and prepare department analytics. Assigns tasks as needed. Provides training and guidance to librarians and library staff. Ensures that service standards and library procedures are maintained by self and staff. Keeps staff informed of pertinent projects as they relate to Firm’s clients.

The Reference Supervisor will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Provides expert level legal and business research.
  • Performs legislative history and intent research and monitors regulatory and legislative changes as needed.
  • Extensive corporate research including finding precedents and determining subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • Representative databases include Accurint; Bloomberg Law; Capital IQ, Crunchbase; Docket Navigator, Factset; HeinOnline; Hoovers; Intelligize; Kluwer Arbitration; Lex Machina; Lexis+; Mergent, MLlex; PACER; PacerPro; Pro Quest Dialog; RIA Checkpoint; Saegis; VitalLaw; Westlaw, World Check One.
  • Familiarity with case and docket analytics tools.
  • Trademark and patent research using various intellectual property databases.
  • Maintains Library alert services, ongoing monitoring of cases, companies, events, or topics; and reports back to attorneys on a timely basis.
  • Conducts library orientations and training seminars for new attorneys and summer associates as needed.
  • Analyzes and critiques new research products and summarizes in a written format for library staff and attorneys as needed.
  • Assists in preparation of library publications and communications.
  • Participates in Record Keeping. Helps to support all library record keeping including but not limited to library statistics, password lists, watch lists, routing lists, and department billing records.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department as necessary.

Job & Educational Requirements

  • MLS or JD, Minimum seven years of experience in a law firm setting.
  • Good interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to conduct presentations.
  • Strong computer and technology skills.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to lead a team effectively.
  • Familiar with project management practices. Ability to work on short- and long-term projects independently, multitask, and work under pressure to meet attorney expectations.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours as required.

Contact information & Application Instructions

To review our position on our website, please click here. To apply, please click here.

 


 

Practising Law Institute - Manager, Library Relations

Join PLI and represent the legal community's premier provider of continuing education and research services as a Manager, Library Relations in our New York office. Work in a collaborative environment with a diverse employee community that prides itself on a genuine commitment to a work-life balance (3+ weeks of vacation days and hybrid remote/in-person schedules for most roles!). Grow your career in this customer facing role and help us to maintain relationships within the library community and promote customer retention for PLI Press products including PLI PLUS, our award-winning research database.  For more than 80 years, PLI has served the legal community with innovative products and quality programming, building a sterling reputation spanning the country.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES•

Customer relations and outreach for Law Firm, Law School, Government, and Corporate customers

  •  Serve as primary account manager for some law school and special accounts
  •  Work to ensure account retention for PLI PLUS
  •  Provide PLI PLUS training through web conference and onsite visits
  •  Attend industry events and conferences to promote PLI and bring back knowledge and insight
  •  Support sales and marketing initiatives to promote PLI products
  •  Support the development of PLI PLUS products by providing customer feedback and market insights
  •  Create and update documentation to support PLI PLUS customers
  •  Manage print and PLI PLUS subscriptions
  •  Perform other related tasks as requested by supervisor
  •  Travel is required
  •  Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS•

Advanced Academic Credentials required, MLS preferred or comparable experience

  •  1-2 years of experience relevant to library science and/or customer relations required
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including public presentation skills
  •  Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  •  Excellent time management skills
  •  Ability to plan and effectively manage multiple projects
  •  Ability to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure
  •  Effective decision making
  •  Experience in law libraries, law schools, or the publishing industry preferred
  •  Your benefits at PLIPLI offers a generous benefits package and is committed to creating an interesting, collegial, and supportive work   environment:
  •  Medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families
  •  Generous employer contribution to employee retirement savings account
  •  Ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays
  •  Flexible hybrid remote/in-person scheduling for most roles
  •  Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning web-based training along with other career development opportunities
  •  Work-life balance initiatives
  •  One-time $500 Home Office Allowance
  •  Gym/Wellness Allowance of up to $300 each calendar year

Compensation Range for this position $68,000 - $72,000 per annum(Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.)

About PLI:

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities. Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, PLI was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books and Journals also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI's mission is its commitment to the pro bono community.  Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.  Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

More information about PLI may be found on our website http://www.pli.edu.