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Research Analyst - Goodwin, Procter LLP

As the Research Analyst, you will provide expert legal and business research for the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments; participate in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, on-boarding and consultative services, proactively monitor the legal industry and contribute ideas and solutions to further the goals of Research Services and the firm.

What You’ll Do:

• Delivers proactive and value-added research to the firm.
• Provides expert legal and business research assistance to attorneys and administrative staff in a timely and effective manner, leveraging sophisticated research applications and incorporating new technologies as appropriate.
• Maintains expert-level knowledge of internal knowledge management resources and systems to enhance research deliverables .
• Provides analysis and synthesis of research results and presents findings in a manner promoting effective decision making where appropriate.
• Advises attorneys on research strategy and resource selection to ensure research is accurate and conducted in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
• Provides research coverage as assigned and follows established internal procedures for the handling of requests to ensure timely and efficient delivery of results.
• Utilizes workflow software to assign and manage research projects.
• Develops curriculum and conducts training to promote effective and authoritative research.
• Creates and maintains newsletters and alerts using news aggregators.
• Conducts new hire on-boarding for administrative and legal staff.
• Contributes to the development and maintenance of the Research Services intranet.
• Participates in the ongoing evaluation of online resources and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal.
• Prioritizes continuous learning by seeking professional development opportunities.
• Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are:  

• Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. Demonstrated, relevant professional research experience in a private law firm or academic law library, special library or research center can be substituted for the MLS.
• 5+ years’ experience providing research in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.
• Expert knowledge of a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize InfoNgen, Derwent Innovation, and Saegis.
• Knowledge of emerging technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence and how those technologies impact research and the research process.
• Employs research interview skills in order to clarify and interpret research requests.
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with members of the team and Firm.
• Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications, such as Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Zoom.

 

Target Salary Range:    Boston $85,100 - $127,600  |  Los Angeles $85,100 - $127,600  |  New York $90,100 - $135,100  |  Philadelphia $80,000 - $120,000  |  San Francisco $95,300 - $142,900  |  Santa Monica $85,100 - $127,600  |  Silicon Valley $95,300 - $142,900  |  Washington DC $85,100 - $127,600

See the full job description and apply at: https://wd5.myworkday.com/goodwinprocter/d/inst/15$158872/9925$8696.htmld

 

Legal & Client Intelligence Specialist - Cooley LLP

Position summary: Cooley Information Services (IS) embraces a culture of customer service excellence and all members of the department are expected to move this agenda forward. To that end, the Legal Client Intelligence Specialist is expected to recognize that the Cooley IS department is a service organization first and foremost and will be evaluated on this requirement equal in importance to the technical or operational responsibilities outlined later in this document.

The position will be located in one of 4 offices: New York, Washington DC, Boston, Reston VA

Under the direction of the Legal Intelligence Manager, the Legal & Client Intelligence Specialist will work as a team member in our Legal Intelligence department to help provide cost effective, accurate and timely research to support attorneys working on client matters. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Position responsibilities:

Legal Intelligence

  • Assist in the provision of current awareness services, including curated bulletins and alerts, aggregated news services and litigation and legislative tracking services to support attorney client matters and other legal intelligence requirements
  • Independently determine appropriate outside sources and arrange for timely and cost-effective retrieval/borrowing
  • Proactively and independently responsible for balancing workload by monitoring incoming requests, assessing time constraints, and estimating research time needed
  • Work collaboratively with peers, as needed in responding to research requests
  • Responsible for ensuring any research requests are accurately entered and managed in the firm’s research management platform - Quest
  • Ensure accurate and timely entry of billable time via IntApp entries prior to month-end closing 

CRM Data:

  • Apply firm taxonomy to data within CRM system
  • Use third party software and databases, and internal research team data to enrich and classify CRM data to enhance reportability by different criteria
  • Implement, validate and update connections between CRM system and other internal and external databases, such as PitchBook and Capital IQ
  • Document business processes for adding metadata – appropriate keywords, categories, and other identifying tags to the Firm’s client account and market data
  • Apply Parent/Child hierarchy structure to relevant account records
  • Maintain tagging accuracy and comprehensiveness
  • Ensure Competitive Intelligence work products are accurately appended to relevant account records
  • Analyze processes and workflows regularly to find opportunities for improvement
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Skills & experience:

  • 3+ years knowledge and experience conducting research using external research tools (e.g., Westlaw, Lexis, PitchBook, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data and mining internal data in CRMs, business intelligence and financial systems)
  • Legal, business and industry research skills
  • Basic knowledge of CRM reporting (preferably Salesforce)
  • Intermediate/advanced excel skills
  • An understanding of the legal professional ethics and copyright environment that surrounds intelligence-gathering activities

Competencies:

  • Excellent research, analytical, written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Intellectual curiosity – the ability to identify patterns, discrepancies, and issues, and the ability to devise plans to resolve issues
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player with the ability to foster a culture of teamwork and cooperation
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor at all times
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and communicate with staff at all levels
  • The ability to work well and thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to keep current with new developments, master new technologies, and adapt to change
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and support a customer service philosophy

Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package and is committed to fair and equitable employment practices. EOE.

The expected hourly pay range for this position is $43.00 - $53.00. Please note that final offer amount will be dependent on geographic location, applicable experience and skillset of the candidate.

We offer a full range of elective benefits including medical, health savings account (with applicable medical plan), dental, vision, health and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits, life insurance, AD&D, long-term care coverage, backup care for children and/or adults and other parental support benefits. In addition to elective benefit options, benefited employees receive firm-paid life insurance, AD&D, LTD, short term medical benefits as well as 20 days of Paid Time Off (“PTO”) and 10 paid holidays each year. We provide generous parental leave and fertility benefits. New employees will attend a detailed benefit orientation to learn more about our many benefits and resources.

Please apply at this link: https://cooley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Cooley_US_LLP/job/Legal---Client-Intelligence-Specialist_Req3240-1

 

Law Librarian - Firm Advice

Firm Advice is, once again, exclusively representing a prominent non-profit, for a Law Librarian to serve as the sole librarian of the organization. This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in intellectually stimulating matters, collaborate closely with esteemed experts in the dynamic realm of finance and investment, and help others who have been financially wronged. As a testament to the significance of this role, this position reports directly to the General Counsel.

Position is hybrid and hours are flexible. Location is Washington, DC.

Key Responsibilities:

As librarian, you will execute all aspects of the law library’s functions, conduct and assist attorneys and other staff members in legal and factual research and maintain the library’s electronic resources. You will also have corporate duties, including publishing and distributing brochures, reviewing, and arranging for the publishing of content on websites, and maintaining historical corporate data and work product inquiries. You assist with raising awareness in the financial community of the work of the non-profit by compiling information and making and responding to posts.

Qualifications:

  • Academic: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent additional experience required; a Master's in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is preferred.
  • Proven Professional Experience: 3 plus years’ experience with creating, accessing, and managing electronic information, including databases, integrated library systems, client-server applications, software, and electronic information resources.
  • Legal Research Prowess: 3 plus years of experience with creating, accessing, and managing electronic information, including databases, integrated library systems, client-server applications, software, and electronic information resources.
  • Library Materials: experience maintaining, organizing, and ordering electronic library materials is required.
  • Social Media: Basic experience with social media is preferred. Position requires posting content and responding to comments and inquiries.

Perks:

  • Professional Development Focus: Engage in a stimulating work environment with mentorship opportunities, where your skills are refined and expanded amidst a community of high-level experts.
  • Harmonious Work-Life Integration: Work in an environment that values and promotes work-life balance.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Access to benefits that complement your commitment to excellence, reflecting the organization's dedication to supporting its valued team.

Please apply at: https://jobs.firmadvice.com/jb/Law-Librarian-Jobs-in-Washington-District-of-Columbia/10441026

 

Research Analyst - Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is looking for a Research Analyst to join our busy and collaborative global team.     The role will be hybrid and based in one of our US offices

The Research Services team forms part of the Knowledge function. The team supports the firm’s excellence in service delivery and quality, and continues to support the efficiency and effectiveness of our lawyers. The team are always abreast of the latest legal and business news and their experience enables them to add valuable commercial context to research requests. The Research Analyst reports to the Research Services U.S. Team Lead, based in Washington, D.C.

JOB DESCRIPTION

·       Provide high quality substantive research and reference assistance to attorneys using a range of legal, business and news online and print resources

·       Act as a practice research liaison for one or more practice groups. Work closely with Knowledge Lawyers where applicable to provide orientations and training, promote and raise awareness of research tools and services

·       Develop and maintain knowledge of the available resources online and in print. Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm's innovation in the use of AI legal research tools

·       Deliver research skills, orientation and database training as required to lawyers and business services teams

·       Maintain research guides across subject areas to support attorneys and publicize research tools

·       Share knowledge and learning with colleagues in the U.S. and global team and within internal knowledge solutions such as team wikis and knowledge databases

·       Participate and promote current awareness provision for attorneys and business services as required; utilize team resources to identify and deliver alerting solutions

·       Submit daily timekeeping reports with reference to client, business development, and other administrative matters

·       Meet or exceed billable hour requirements as established annually

·       Participate in the identification and review, trial/pilot, training and marketing of research products to lawyers

·       Develop and maintain relationships with lawyers and business services members at all levels of the business to promote the Research Services team

·       All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program

HOURS

·       Core hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Must be flexible to work additional hours


REQUIRED SKILLS

·       An understanding of the legal market and business landscape, in particular a familiarity with emerging technologies and an appreciation for the changing role of research and legal information in the digital age

·       Strong customer service focus and high client care standards

·       Excellent team player – collaborative and accountable

·       Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas

·       Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands

·       Resilient, adaptable, innovative, and forward thinking

·       Agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm

·       Professional, positive, self-motivated, disciplined and pro-active

·       Able to work independently following appropriate instruction and to take responsibility for the work product delivered

·       Confident to interact professionally with a broad range of people, including attorneys and members of Business Services employees of varying levels

·       Confident about building relationships and functioning within a dispersed and truly global team

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE

·       Previous law firm library experience in a research capacity preferred

·       Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred

·       Knowledge and search experience on a range of legal and business research databases and resources, their functionality, and content (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, VitalLaw, Mergermarket, Intelligize, Debtwire & more).

Please apply at https://hoganlovells.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Search/job/Research-Analyst_R245839-1