Research Analyst – Sidley Austin LLP

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. The incumbent will support the firm’s practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

Please note that the standard hours for this role will be based on the hire's location.
Monday through Friday 
Chicago: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Central
Dallas and Houston: 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Central
Los Angeles and San Francisco: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Pacific
Washington DC: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Provide practice, subject, and/or industry research in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to attorney practice groups, colleagues and other departments on research tools and current developments.
  • Advise on collection development including new databases, websites and print material.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Weekend day coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email [email protected] (current employees should contact Human Resources).


  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years’ experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with MS Office, SharePoint and other related technology tools.

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