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Research and Knowledge Analyst

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Job # 12019876
Date Posted: 03-07-2019
Title: Research and Knowledge Analyst
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90071
Salary: Up to $98,000 Annually
Direct Hire

Summary:

Our client is one of the leading law firms in the world, with 22 offices and approximately 1,700 attorneys. Their diversified practice enable them to offer solutions to challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate law, providing the advice clients need to compete in a global business environment. 

Job Responsibilities: 
The West Coast Research & Knowledge Analyst to help expand our evening information services in support of attorneys across the globe. This role involves intensive legal and corporate research, and the ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment while demonstrating a positive, customer-service approach. As a member of our client's professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in providing unrivaled client service.
Essential Functions:
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Responsible for 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.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.
  • Monitors email on Firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KM websites and databases.
  • Works independently and with the KM team and selected practice areas to collect, organize and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KM initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of information resources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.
Qualifications:
  • Experience with corporate, business, securities and litigation research  
  • Expertise with computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Deal Point Data, Capital IQ, SNL, PACER, Courthouse News Service, Accurint and HeinOnline  
  • Experience developing and implementing training or instructional programs  
  • Strong understanding of Knowledge Management principles, technology and best practices  
  • Proficient in using WYSIWYG web page editors  
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new applications
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities  
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team  
  • Prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach  
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and to work additional hours as necessary to meet operating and business needs  
Education and Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years)  
  • Minimum of two years' research experience in a law firm or corporate library  
Please submit an updated version of your resume for immediate and confidential consideration. Thank you!  
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