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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]



Research & 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: Research & Reference Specialist

Job Description:

The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis. Ability to work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests and collaborate with colleagues on research projects. Coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.

Must be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys’ interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource(s) or service(s) of interest. Expected to conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.

Maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.

This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in our Palo Alto, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle or Los Angeles office locations.


Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure

Effective problem solving and analytical skills

Knowledge of library operations

​Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law

Strong prioritization and time management skills

Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry

Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm

Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Cheetah , Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Docket Navigator

Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative

Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff

Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams

Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates


MLS/MLIS or JD preferred; equivalent experience considered 

At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library


How to Apply


Posting Date: Now – March 1, 2020

Contact Info:

Nikita Vaidya

[email protected]



Head of Cataloging & Metadata - George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library


The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its head of cataloging & metadata position to begin as early as April 15, 2020. In support of Law School research needs, the librarian in this position oversees the Cataloging & Metadata Department, which provides bibliographic description and subject access to materials acquired for the library collection.  Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirement by the time of appointment; and at least three years of professional-level experience in cataloging and/or metadata services. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Review of applications will begin February 17, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.  For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/73336. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. 

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. 

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Project Manager - LAC Group

 [Please note, this posting was updated on 1/21/2020]

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Project Manager to work with Law materials at a major government library in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will possess strong attention to detail, be adaptable to change, and take direction well. This is a full time, on-site (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) position with benefits.


  • Provide Quality Control support to federal staff
  • Create and maintain reports in excel
  • Communicate with federal and contract staff


  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing completed work of others
  • Knowledge of processing legal materials in various languages
  • Understanding of cataloging procedures for legal monographs and/or serials
  • Experience using and inputting data into a Library ILS (Voyager preferred)
  • Experience training staff preferred


To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2O2IEmb


IP Research Librarian - Jones Day (any U.S. office)


The Firm Research and Library Services Intellectual Property (IP) Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The IP Research Librarian works independently in performing research and related projects and is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. The IP Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex intellectual property reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business and intellectual property topics. Above all, the IP Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's vision and values.


Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree required; Library Science or STEM degree preferred.

Minimum of five years demonstrated experience of law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.

Minimum of two years of experience in patent research.

Experience with online searches using external databases and services including, but not limited to, PatDocs, PatBase, ProQuest, Docket Navigator, CompuMark, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law. 


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