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Corporate Research Analyst/Librarian

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

06/21/2021

Knowledge & Research Services Librarian

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (New York City)

6/7/2021

Technical Services Librarian

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (New York City)

6/3/2021

 

Corporate Research Analyst/Librarian - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Knowledge Management Services

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier AM Law 50 law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. 

The firm is seeking a savvy and dynamic Corporate Research Analyst/Librarian with excellent analytical skills, to support the firm’s robust Corporate Department. The Corporate Research Analyst in the Knowledge Management Services (KMS) Department reports directly to the Research Manager. This position is responsible for assisting the Corporate Research team in providing in-depth M&A, capital markets, business and competitive intelligence research to support the firm’s global law firm practice. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to liaise with lawyers, legal assistants, and Business Development personnel at all levels within the firm, to advance the firm’s research and knowledge management initiatives.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides customized corporate research, specifically M&A related, services to all attorneys, legal assistants, and Business Development group.
  • Possesses excellent analytical skills to provide pin-pointed work product that is responsive to the needs of our lawyers and clients.
  • Utilizes appropriate fee based, print and online resources in the areas of law and business to provide excellent practice support in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Uses project management and planning skills to prioritize competing assignments, work within recognized budgetary constraints and consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Publishes curated current awareness content to keep corporate practice groups in the know. 
  • Manages digital content for practice specific intranet research pages.
  • Assists with other research tasks and projects as required.

Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will understand the information needs of attorneys in a high pressure, high profile practice.  Possesses a strong knowledge of M&A precedent research. Attention to detail is critical and the ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision is essential.
  • 5 years + experience at an AmLaw 50 law library or equivalent. 
  • Proficiency with Securities Mosaic, Intelligize, Bloomberg, CIQ, Preqin, Factset, Thomson Eikon, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext, Cheetah, Practical Law, etc.

Preferred Requirements:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited program and/or JD or MBA preferred.

TO APPLY, send cover letter, resume AND mention where you saw this position advertised to:

Apryl Stevenson-Holden
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
[email protected]
Fax: 212.909.6033
TTY only: 212.909.7388

 


 

Knowledge & Research Services Librarian
Reports To: Director- Knowledge & Research Services
Department/Division: TSG-Knowledge & Research Services
Job Status:  Full Time
Exemption Status:  Non-Exempt
Shift:  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Please send resumes to [email protected]

Summary:

Performing legal and business research for attorneys and staff in all practice areas and departments of the Firm.  Creating and maintaining current awareness alerts and docket alerts.  Occasional need to train attorneys and staff in person and remotely. Responsible for late shift reference coverage between the hours of 11:00 am-7:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supports complex research for Firm attorneys and staff in NY, Silicon Valley and Paris offices
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings
  • Assists in the Conflicts research process
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures
  • Assists other department staff members when needed

Skills & Competencies:

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Capital IQ, CCH Cheetah, Reorg Research, Debtwire and more
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments
  • Thorough competency with relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and department specific software (Quest, Research Monitor and EOS)
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • 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 

Education & Prior Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or JD with comparable experience
  • Experience conducting research in a legal setting, preferably in a law firm environment

 

Technical Services LibrarianKramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (New York City)
Reports To: Director – Knowledge & Research Services
Department/Division: TSG-Knowledge & Research Services
Job Status:  Full Time
Exemption Status:  Non-Exempt
Please send resumes to [email protected]

Summary:

The Technical Services librarian will work full-time in our New York City office and handles a variety of tasks concerning, maintaining, and improving the library collection, both print and electronic, for all offices.  Systems handled by this position include the Information Services intranet site and ILS / OPAC (EOS).  This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serves as main contact for the union catalog, currently the OPAC (EOS), working with the vendor on updates, issues and troubleshooting.
  • Perform copy cataloguing and original cataloguing of all Firm Offices’ library materials.
  • Generate monthly circulation reports.
  • Maintain serials records within the catalog for print and electronic resources.
  • Order and process new materials and resulting invoices.
  • Responsible for all library distributions and routing in print and electronic formats.
  • Mail sorting, journal check-in, and routing.
  • Filing of print materials.
  • Interlibrary-Loans.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to work alone and as part of a group.
  • Excellent prioritization, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral.
  • A positive attitude, strong attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills.
  • A diplomatic and professional approach with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Education & Prior Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is strongly preferred, although consideration will be given to current library school matriculation.
  • Some experience in a library (preferably legal).
  • Experience using an integrated library system such as Sydney or EOS.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills – intermediate/advanced level Excel.

 

 Legal Information Specialist/Librarian - Robinson & Cole LLP

Location: New York City

Robinson & Cole LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm, is seeking a full-time Legal Information Specialist/Librarian to join our Information Resource Center (IRC) team in its New York office.   

The IRC provides broad based legal and competitive intelligence research and reference services to our 7 offices. Our current IRC team is in Hartford, CT and Boston, MA.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Providing on demand reference to attorneys and staff
  • Assess the research and information needs of the R&C community
  • Acquire and manage legal and business resources, electronic and print;
  • Build knowledge of available sources of information outside the firm;
  • Provide training of attorneys and staff in the existence and use of resources and services, and develop new services to meet the information needs of the firm.

Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • A graduate degree in library or information science or the equivalent experience (3-4 years in the field).  Knowledge of library and information science theory, information creation, organization, and delivery, and data collection and analysis.
  • Working knowledge of legal information systems and research including major online research platforms.
  • Experience in building electronic knowledge portals
  • Strong communication skills, including knowledge and experience in customer service, training and presentation techniques
  • Word, Excel and Power Point skills.

Successful candidates will demonstrate creativity, curiosity and leadership in their approach to library services.

 For consideration, please click HERE to apply.

 


  

Research Analyst - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Location:  Flexible (San Francisco or Other U.S. Offices) 

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst in our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices!

The Opportunity 

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. This individual monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

  • As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  • Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  • Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
  • 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.

Ideal Candidate       

  • Strong background in research focusing on a variety of areas.  
  • Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.

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!

(For Colorado applicants : Employees can expect to be paid a salary of approximately $69k to $103k. Additional compensation may include a discretionary bonus or commission. Other benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO. The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for this role, and may vary based on market data/ranges, an applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors).

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.

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

Job Reference Code:  ID: 7865: Research Analyst

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/LY5Xdzf7JeRVf25ESZDA5

 


 

Knowledge Services Research Analyst - Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Chicago or New York City)

EMPLOYER STATEMENT:  

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.~

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • The Knowledge Services Research Analyst is responsible for supporting the Firm’s transactional practice group Knowledge Management Attorneys (KMs), with in-depth research requests, and data analysis.
  • A broad knowledge of the content and functionality of relevant third party research tools is essential.
  • The research findings are often used for client facing materials so accuracy and the ability to present data in easily digestible charts and tabular formats is necessary.
  • Knowledge Management is an important function and the KM Attorneys frequently require support with new and ongoing research projects.
  • The post holder manages the handling of this work and offers innovative solutions when required. An ability to think creatively is an advantage.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform non-legal research for the Knowledge Attorneys on, but not limited to, business, corporate and financial transactions;
  • Assist the Knowledge Attorneys with the generation of regular reports on public company deal data using third party vendor tools such as Deal Point Data and FactSet, and be able to advise on the best resources to use;
  • Keep up to date on the development of content and functionality of third party vendor tools relevant to the business of the Firm, including developing relationships with vendor account managers;
  • Co-ordinate large research projects involving members of the Research team and provide training on the use of certain research tools and ways to present data;
  • Monitor legal and business news resources and provide KMs with relevant updates;
  • Support other Knowledge Services staff in responding to attorney and client requests for customized reports using Excel or data visualization dashboards to create charts and graphs suitable for internal and external use, as appropriate;
  • Work closely with the Knowledge Attorneys and other Knowledge Services staff on projects relating to the further development of internal knowledge tools and repositories;
  • Work closely with other Knowledge Services team members on obtaining data for regular client updates as compiled by the KMs;
  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management.

EDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE, SKILLS:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent,
  • preferably with a Master’s degree in library science, business or law;
  • Experience of working for a law, finance or professional services organization;
  • Customer service oriented;
  • Process-oriented with great attention to detail and technical acuity;
  • Strong administrative and information management skills;
  • The ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and set priorities;
  • Dynamic, proactive personality.

TECHNOLOGIES/SOFTWARE:

Experience of the following subscription databases would be helpful -

  • Deal Point Data,
  • Capital IQ,
  • Bloomberg Law,
  • Factset,
  • Intelligize,
  • Xtract Research,
  • Debtwire;
  • MS Office with an emphasis in Word,
  • Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Some experience of SharePoint is an advantage;
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Qlik or Tableau is a plus.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Thank you for your interest in Kirkland & Ellis LLP. To complete an application and submit your resume, please visit the site below:

https://staffjobsus.kirkland.com/jobs/6550470-knowledge-services-research-analyst?bid=4708