Washington, DC: Two Positions

Position: Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking a skilled researcher to join its Research & Information Services Department. Responsibilities include performing sophisticated research to support to both ongoing matters and business development projects. The position will also be engaged in current awareness and monitoring, training programs, and knowledge initiatives. Expertise with legal research (statutory, regulatory and case law) and non-legal research is required; candidates must demonstrate mastery of legal information sources, including Lexis, Westlaw, docketing services and legal analytics, and a variety of corporate, technical, and bibliographic databases. This position is also responsible for analyzing and concisely summarizing findings for attorneys and staff. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees are preferred), and a commitment to customer service. The ideal candidate will be able to work both collaboratively as a member of a professional team and individually in a fast-paced environment. Some evening or weekend hours may be required.

Apply online: https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=298

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research  Analyst performs research, reference and related services to support the informational needs of the firm and its clients. The Sr. Research Analyst is part of a team of research professionals and is based in our Washington, D.C. office This role also involves collaboration with other team members related to knowledge management initiatives meant to capture work product of high interest to various practice groups. This is a position requiring significant law firm experience in a research role.

1. Performs all research required to assist lawyers and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of the firm’s business. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources. 

2. In conjunction with the Sr. KM Litigation Attorney, collaborates with practice group leaders and other firm personnel to design or enhance KM systems and processes which meet the practice group’s needs and priorities. Maintains such systems as assigned. 

3. Markets and promotes awareness of Research and KM service offerings. Participates in the development of educational materials and leads instructional programs for lawyers and other firm personnel.

4. Oversees the maintenance of essential print resources as well as liaise with department team members regarding other resource management tasks.

5. Assists in the continual evaluation of new research applications to ensure that all of the firm’s information resources are geared towards efficiently and cost-effectively supporting the firm’s business. 

6. Works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

7. Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis


 Education and/or Experience
1. M.L.S. from an accredited institution

2. A minimum of ten years’ research experience in a law firm setting.

1. Upper margin research skills with detailed knowledge of case analytical tools, IP and litigation court filings and dockets as well as strong familiarity with legal and non-legal print and electronic research resources. 

2. The ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments.

3. Excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills.

4. An effective collaborator with the ability to work well with staff at all levels of the firm. Self-starter with a strong time management skills so as to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, many under tight deadlines.

5. Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication

Based in our D.C. office from Monday through Friday from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. Available when necessary before or after normal working hours in order to meet the needs of the firm. Travel Requirements: Ability to engage in off-site travel as required from time to time, in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the firm.