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Research & Knowledge Analyst - LAC Group

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Research & Knowledge Analyst for an opportunity at the Washington, D.C. office of a prestigious global law firm! This is a full-time position offering competitive compensation and excellent benefits.


  • Support Research and Knowledge Management initiatives for attorneys and staff on a global basis, incorporating new technology
  • Analyze corporate, legal and general resources and communicate findings to appropriate end-users
  • Assist with planning and implementation of employee training and orientation programs
  • Assist with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources
  • Perform cost-effective ready reference and in-depth legal and corporate research using online and print resources
  • Creates new business alert services and maintains current awareness alert services
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages effective use of internal and external knowledge resources
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy team and various practice groups to choose, collect, organize, update and maintain content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Disseminate knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases and collaborates with practice group leaders to design effective Knowledge Strategy website and databases
  • Establish relationships with attorneys to promote Knowledge Strategy initiatives
  • Ensure continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences
  • Mentor Research & Knowledge Services professional staff
  • Distribute and records research and KM requests using workflow software
  • Monitor email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office during off-hours and coordinates with DC office to complete pending requests


  • Master’s in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum 8 years) plus a minimum of 2 years of experience performing research in a law firm or corporation
  • Proficient with online research tools including: Lexis, Westlaw, Intelligize, Bloomberg, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, PLI, Capital IQ, Fastcase, Deal Point Data, SNL, CCH Cheetah
  • Broad knowledge of legal, financial and business information resources
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Experience using WYSIWYG web page editors
  • Flexibility to travel and adjust working hours to meet the firm’s operating and business needs 

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2GSWOC4



Head of Content Acquisitions and Management - Georgetown University Law Library

Job Overview

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the ordering and acquisition of print, electronic, other non-print, and archival materials; processing and claiming of serial publications in all formats; vendor relations; compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics.



  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library or information studies
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, and technology tools
  • Strong capability in performance and management of detail-oriented tasks
  • Experience working with codes and data in an integrated library system
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a dynamic environment
  • Commitment teamwork and responsiveness to clients


  • Experience with Ex Libris products
  • Experience with the acquisition of legal materials

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

Please submit an application via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist website. Include a cover letter to the attention of Marylin Raisch, a current resume, and three references. For full consideration please submit your application by Friday, February 28, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Marylin Raisch at [email protected]


Georgetown University is an equal opportunity employer.


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:


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.

Happy to answer any questions you may have about the job or working at Skadden. Please contact me off list and/or apply here: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/application?id=1f82ae69-3b2f-45e0-88e3-bf64e8017ecd


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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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.

Research Librarian - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (DC or NY)

With over 1,400 lawyers in 31 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

Position Overview

We are looking for a Research Librarian based in either our Washington, DC or New York office, who shares a passion for research, innovation and excellent customer service who can provide a wide variety of research and related services to lawyers and staff locally and globally as needed. This position participates in the training of lawyers and paralegals on the use of research resources, including new technologies and/or upgraded versions of existing services. The Research Librarian is also part of a global research team and participates in firmwide calls and projects with a dedicated and supportive Library and Research Services team. Travel to NY or DC office once a quarter is also required.


  • Provides in-depth as well as quick reference legal and business research support to lawyers, staff and clients locally and globally through an appropriate combination of traditional resources and emerging technologies
  • Monitors and responds to a wide variety of research requests utilizing a reference request database and coordinates this effort with other global research team members.
    • Participates in planning and implementation of training programs for lawyers and staff to promote the effective use of library resources as needed.
    • Participates in Firmwide teleconferences and projects with global library and research services team as scheduled.
    • Participates as a team member on select projects and initiatives as assigned.
    • Participates in pilots of prospective research resources and provides meaningful feedback.
    • Makes quarterly visits to DC/New York office to support research needs, promote library and research services functions and build relationships in that office.
    • Stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature.
    • Utilizes interlibrary loan and document retrieval services as needed.
    • Takes responsibility for various administrative tasks as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse clientele.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly.
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal and corporate research techniques using both print and electronic resources.
  • Proven proficiency in research databases, including but not limited to Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah and a variety of specialty research resources.
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation and proactive creative approach to marketing library and research services.
  • Clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with team members in other offices.
  • Proven success as a service-oriented, proactive, flexible, adaptable, responsible and detail-oriented individual in prior position(s).
  • Proven experience with automated library systems preferred.
    • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
    • Minimum two years law library experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
    • Will consider recent MLIS graduates, with relevant skill sets.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Equal Opportunity Employer



Competitive Intelligence Research and Reference Specialist - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Company Name: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati


Location: Wilson Sonsini’s Palo Alto, New York, Washington DC, Seattle or Los Angeles Office Locations

Type of Service: Legal

Title: Competitive Intelligence Research and Reference Specialist

Job Description:

Wilson Sonsini, the leading law firm for innovative companies, is developing a Competitive Intelligence (CI) team to support the firm's 800+ lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia.  The Competitive Intelligence Research & Reference Specialist will work as a member of the firmwide Research & Information Services team and conduct legal research and in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools.  Will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities.  This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and is preferably based in the firm’s Bay Area, California, offices, although, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in any of Wilson Sonsini’s domestic office locations. 

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors.  In this role, the Specialist will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. Will compile and distill information into presentations and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. Will also work collaboratively with the Business Development and Research & Information Services departments to execute the firm's business and competitive intelligence deliverables.  The CI team will develop into a critical resource for the firm, and the Specialist must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverable reports

Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams

Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry

Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns

Perform legal research on a regular basis as part of the firmwide Research & Information Services team

Required Experience

Two years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence, litigation-related research and/or legal research

Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability to convey research in written form with attention to detail

Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner

Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and strong organizational skills

Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat

Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis

Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy

Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed

Initiative and eagerness to learn

Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently

Desired Experience

AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred

Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover's, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, CB Insights, and other third-party resources and systems

Experience performing basic patent research


Bachelor's degree or higher; MLS/MLIS, JD or MBA is preferred but not essential with the right experience

How to Apply


Posting Date: Now – March 1, 2020

Contact Info:

Nikita Vaidya

[email protected]


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