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

We are currently hiring a research analyst to join our law firm team in Washington D.C. for an 8-4 shift position:

https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-analyst

Fantastic benefits, great colleagues, challenging work in an energizing and collaborative setting – part of a global team. Please spread the work with others who may be interested.


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Job Summary: Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. The work schedule for the position is Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • 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.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.
  • Mentors Research & Knowledge Services professional staff.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests. 

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to:  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, Cheetah.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Flexibility to travel and adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs. 

Experience/Education

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and a minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.