Overview

New York, NY

Summary

Under the general guidance of the Manager of Research Services, but with minimal supervision, the position provides cost-effective legal and non-legal research and reference to attorneys, paralegals, administrative staff and clients using a variety of print and online resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • SEC research, including retrieving current and archived documents, researching precedents, language and various types of agreements
  • Corporate research, including background information on companies, individuals and transactions, corporate governance issues, deal data
  • Litigation research, including researching complex fact patterns and finding and retrieving dockets, pleadings and cases
  • Legislative, regulatory, financial, statistical and other non-legal research
  • Provide data for updating the internal firm publications, firm seminar materials and client presentations
  • Supervise requests handled by outside agents for quality and confidentiality
  • Create and monitor alerts for news, SEC filings, dockets and other sources as requested
  • Participate in conducting orientation and training programs for paralegals and new associates
  • Assist with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the firm
  • Other related duties and projects that increase the value of research services to the firm, as assigned

Education and Experience

  • MS in Library Science required.  JD a plus
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience performing research in a large law firm or financial firm; financial experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Proficiency with internet research and a majority of the following databases: Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg terminal, Intelligize, Capital IQ, Factset, VitalLaw (Cheetah), Pacer, File&Serve, Courtlink, Deal Point Data, ISS Governance Analytics, SDC Platinum and others
  • Excellent computer skills, including relevant firm computer software programs (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint). Interest and ability in technology and innovation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to multi-task and to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with a diverse clientele, including attorneys, paralegals, administrative staff, vendors and occasionally clients
  • Strong demonstrated customer-service focus

Salary: Highly competitive above market compensation
Date Active: 1.10.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt