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Job Opportunity - Research and Knowledge Analyst

  • 1.  Job Opportunity - Research and Knowledge Analyst

    Posted 10-23-2019 15:59
    SENIOR RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE ANALYST / LEGAL INDUSTRY
    NEW YORK CITY

    SUMMARY:

    Our client, a premier international law firm seeks a research and knowledge analyst responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and news alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Assists with the Evaluation and recommendation new information resources.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Supports complex research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and 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 alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely from the office.
    • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
    • Mentors Research & Knowledge Analysts and other staff members.
    • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
    • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in NY and other offices to complete pending requests.
    • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
    • Assists other department staff members when needed.
    • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
    • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
    • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER JOB-RELATED COMPETENCIES:
    • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, SNL and more
    • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources
    • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments
    • Thorough competency with relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
    • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
    • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
    • Demonstrates close attention to detail
    • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
    • Proficient in using WYSIWYG web page editors
    • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
    • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
    • Ability to organize and prioritize work
    • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
    • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
    • Flexibility to travel
    • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    · Bachelor's Degree
    · Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years)
    · Minimum of six years' experience conducting research in a legal setting, preferably in a law firm environment.


    Please contact Angela Dzikowski at 800-262-0070 for additional information for this position.
    Email: adzikowski@prolibra.com
    PRO LiBRA® Associates, Inc.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression.


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    Angela Dzikowski, VP, CPC
    Pro Libra Associates Inc
    800-262-0070
    adzikowski@prolibra.com
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