Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence – Washington, D.C.

Position: Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence
Location: Dechert LLP – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at AALL Career Center:

Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence

The Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence focuses on overall management of the research process within the department and partners with other departments to ensure optimal workflow.

Essential Job Functions:


Hire, direct, manage, and evaluate Research Analysts.
Conduct research for attorneys, paralegals and other staff members at the firm.
Manage research operations and set priorities among research activities, including large scale projects.
In consultation with the Director of Research Services, set and enforce reference service policies;
Manage the request tracking software and run reports as needed.
Review current and past matters to ensure that staffing if appropriate and goals are being met.
Manage Research Services staffing for project management initiatives.
Integrate Knowledge Management practices into overall research process
Develop and oversee a current awareness program that services the legal and non-legal staff.
Assist in cost analysis evaluation

Competitive Intelligence

Hire, direct, manage, and evaluate Competitive Intelligence Analysts.
Develop the strategy and daily activities for the competitive intelligence team
Partner with Marketing to set research goals
Attend Marketing meetings to cross-sell department services and learn about business development opportunities
Participate in resource development for CI
Evaluate and create new product offerings


Work with the Research Services Leadership Team to move the department toward strategic goals.
Participate in professional associations.
Strive to fulfill department mission and to adhere to department and Firm rules at all times.
Practice and foster a culture of teamwork and cooperation.
Perform any and all other duties as are necessary for the efficient functioning of the team.
Other duties as assigned.
Regular travel to other Firm offices.

This position can be located at either our Washington DC, Philadelphia, or New York City Offices.