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Research & Reference Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati 01/17/2020
Corporate Research Analyst (Evening Shift) Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 01/16/2020 
Research Analyst Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 01/10/2020
Reference Assistant Davis Polk 01/10/2020
Research & Knowledge Analyst Skadden Arps 01/10/2020
Clerk NS* Appellate Department 2nd Judicial Department - Kings County 12/13/2019

 

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - Research & Reference Specialist

Location:  Any Wilson Sonsini office, depending on level of experience.

Employer Statement:  

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance them. We represent more than 300 public enterprises and 3,000 private companies that work in a wide range of today’s cutting-edge industries, from biotech and digital media to software, aviation, and fintech.  Over the course of the firm’s 50-year history, our attorneys and professional staff have created a unique working environment to match the backdrop of Silicon Valley innovation. The firm fosters a team- and growth-oriented approach for all employees, providing professional and personal development opportunities and encouraging all departments to promote a stable and optimal work/life balance that is a reflection of the evolving and entrepreneurial work spirit of Silicon Valley.Wilson Sonsini is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce globally. We have built a culture in which employees of all backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences are encouraged and empowered to achieve their maximum potential. The firm is consistently recognized among the top firms in The American Lawyer’s annual Diversity Scorecard and Law 360’s Diversity Snapshot rankings.  We are also dedicated to enhancing the communities in which we live and work by providing legal services, financial support, and volunteer services to worthy agencies and individuals in need. In fact, in 2018 alone, our attorneys and staff provided more than 51,000 pro bono hours and raised over $160,000 for charitable organizations and causes.Wilson Sonsini has offices in Austin; Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE.~

Job Description:  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 900 attorneys in 16 offices: 11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.  The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis.

  • Ability to work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests and collaborate with colleagues on research projects.
  • Coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.
  • Must be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys’ interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource(s) or service(s) of interest. 
  • Expected to conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.
  • Maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.
  • This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in any of Wilson Sonsini’s domestic office locations.

Job & Educational Requirements: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of library operations​.
  • Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law.
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills.
  • Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry.
  • Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Cheetah, Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Docket Navigator.
  • Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative.
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams.
  • Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates.

Education/Experience:

MLS/MLIS or JD preferred; equivalent experience considered At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library

Job Reference Code:  R460

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Please apply directly at: https://wsgr.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSGR/job/Palo-Alto/Research---Reference-Specialist_R460

 


  

Corporate Research Analyst (Evening Shift) - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

The Corporate Research Analyst provides research and related services to support the Firm’s transactional practices, using online databases, web resources, mobile applications, print materials, in-house knowledge management tools, and other sources as needed. The Corporate Research Analyst will provide research guidance and training to lawyers and legal assistants, and will advise and collaborate with colleagues on complex requests. This role is also responsible for assessing and evaluating new research tools and technologies in order to provide cost-effective, efficient and authoritative research. Hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Responsibilities

  • Providing excellent customer-focused research services to attorneys, legal assistants, administrative departments and others, encompassing corporate filings; transaction lists, data and  precedents; company and competitive intelligence; biographical materials; regulatory materials; secondary discussions of cases, statutes, rules; accounting materials; and other topics as needed;
  • Evaluating the suitability of print and online resources for application to a given project in terms of scope of information, accuracy, currency, cost, format and other relevant factors;
  • Demonstrating and applying thorough, up-to-date knowledge of key resources such as Bloomberg, S&P Capital IQ, Refinitiv, Factset, Sharkrepellent, Intelligize, Deal Point Data, ISS, Practical Law, Cheetah, Accurint, and others as relevant to a given request;
  • Employing innovative, creative and proactive strategies to fulfill complex research requests;
  • Providing accurate, thorough and timely assistance under fast-paced, pressured conditions. Adapting to shifting schedules and priorities;
  • Communicating professionally, clearly and effectively with users and colleagues in writing, in person and over the phone. Contacting requestors as necessary to negotiate scope and deadlines. Organizing, summarizing and explaining research sources, strategies and findings;
  • Training and supporting attorneys and others in using online databases, print materials and knowledge management tools as needed. Advising users on optimal choices for authoritative and cost-effective research;
  • Developing and presenting formal orientation and training sessions to incoming attorneys, legal assistants and others as necessary;
  • Using technology and business applications in support of research services, such as email, spreadsheets, documents, slideshows, and screen sharing;
  • Tracking and documenting duration and types of research projects for diaries and departmental statistical purposes;
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise with research colleagues, formally or informally, via consultations, FYIs, tip sheets, pathfinders and other means;
  • Continually reviewing content and functionality of third-party databases. Contacting vendors to provide feedback, resolve issues and request enhancements; and
  • Providing well-reasoned input into resource evaluation projects, assessing factors such as anticipated needs based on Firm practice, historical usage patterns, cost, formats, etc. Participating in pilots of new databases, detailed resource comparisons and vendor negotiations as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • J.D. or MLS from an accredited ALA institution or equivalent experience required;
  • 5+ years of in-depth law firm research experience required, preferably in a major New York law firm;
  • Excellent analytical skills to provide pin-pointed work product that is responsive to the needs of our lawyers and clients;
  • Strong corporate research experience, including proficiency with leading corporate, financial, capital markets and banking resources and materials;
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and motivation to learn;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Capable of problem-solving and meeting strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and coordinate several activities at one time;
  • Capable of adjusting to change; and
  • Availability to work overtime as needed.

This position is located in our New York office. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision care, 401(k), health club privileges, and a transportation plan.

If interested, please apply directly to the Firm’s online posting: https://careers-cravath.icims.com/jobs/2421/corporate-research-analyst-%28evening-shift%29/job?mobile=false&width=980&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

  


  

Research Analyst - Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Location:               NYC

Department:          Knowledge & Resource Services

Work Schedule:     9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Job description:

Stroock, a major Wall Street law firm, has an opening for a Research Analyst in its Knowledge & Resource Services department. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing both onsite and remote research assistance to the attorneys, legal assistants and administrative departments, as necessary, for all Stroock offices.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for in-depth and complex case, statute, company and business research with the ability to acquire, organize and disseminate information using the latest technologies in the most cost effective and timely manner.
  • Assist in orientation of new attorneys and paralegals to library services, procedures and policies.
  • Keep up-to-date on applicable news and other resources that are of interest to the firm’s different practice groups.
  • Cross trained to be able to perform basic research pertaining to corporate transactional requests.
  • Responsible for keeping current with new and developing trends in research and technology while developing continued expertise by attending CLE programs provided by in-house vendors, AALL, LLAGNY or other local librarian associations.
  • Maintain library materials available on the firm’s intranet portal (SharePoint).

Skill and Work Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s in Library Services (equivalent experience will be considered).
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role in a law firm or other professional services firm.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to multitask, prioritize and adapt to changing work situations, while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. 
  • Proficiency with Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, Lexis Securities Mosaic, Bloomberg, Accurint, Courtlink, Debtwire, Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah, Internet, MS Office and SharePoint.

 To apply, please visit:  https://recruiting.ultipro.com/STR1005SSL/JobBoard/3254f110-3c41-4fce-aa69-bd9de442ce75/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=6709b069-d8fb-4529-8c0f-fa6855c56cda

 


 

Reference Assistant - Davis Polk

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on Davis Polk for their most challenging legal and business matters. Our approximately 1,000 lawyers located in 10 offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions. Visit davispolk.com

Job Title:                           Reference Assistant
Department:                      Library
Reports to:                        Director of Library Services
FLSA:                                 Non-Exempt
Work Schedule:                Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Position Summary:           Provides general assistance to the legal, legislative and general reference librarians.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fulfills factual reference/research questions utilizing print and online resources
  • Coordinates outgoing interlibrary loans with private law libraries, law school / academic libraries, and other institutions for various legal, business, academic, trade publications
  • Obtains books, reports, articles, and other writings listed in expert witness CVs covering various disciplines.
  • Obtains cases, statutes, regulations, articles and the like from Lexis, Westlaw, the internet, etc.
  • Generates Lexis Shepards and Westlaw Key Cite reports
  • Obtains court dockets and documents from PACER, CourtLink
  • Retrieves SEC filings via EDGAR and other dedicated premium databases
  • Assists with special projects as needed
  • Serves as back-up in Circulation Clerk’s absence.
Qualifications/Position Requirements:  
  • Ability to manage a varied workload and meet deadlines
  • Must be punctual and reliable. 
  • Familiarity with Lexis Advance, Westlaw Edge or Westlaw Next, Courtlink, OCLC/WorldCat, Lexis Securities Mosaic and/or Intelligize, S&P Capital IQ
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other applications as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with lawyers and staff, demonstrating strong teamwork and a positive attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree with minimum two years’ experience working in a law library setting.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience.

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

 


 

Research & Knowledge Analyst - Skadden Arps

Job Summary:

The hours for this position are Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Skadden is looking for a Research & Knowledge Analyst who will be 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 alerts. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.

  • Supports 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.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • 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, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for 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.
  • 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.
  • Assists other department staff members when needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Proficient 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 and more
  • Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting 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
  • Proven ability 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 adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
Experience/Education:
  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of four years)
  • Minimum of two years' experience conducting research in a legal setting, preferably in a law firm environment

To apply, please visit:  

https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/new-york/research-knowledge-analyst-010920 

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

 


  

APPELLATE DIVISION, 2ND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 
KINGS COUNTY

ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 52941

POSITION TITLE:      Clerk NS*

BASE SALARY: CLASSIFICATION: QUALIFICATIONS:

$15.00 Hourly* - There are no fringe benefits associated with this position. Temporary (Part-time)

High school diploma or equivalent.

Viable candidates will be subject to background check/fingerprinting.

ASSIGNMENT:

The successful applicant will assist in maintaining the Law Library. Duties will include but are not limited to opening boxes; entering items into library database (EOS); filing new updates; shelving; packaging and moving books/boxes between library and outside offices; familiarity with the Library of Congress Classification System and MARC Records is preferred but not necessary. Position will require some lift lighting; heavy shifting of books; shelving and moving of boxes; provides reference assistance when necessary.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties. Though a position is available and situated at a specific location, the appointee may be subject to reassignment to any position in the same title in this promotion unit dependent upon the needs of the Unified Court System. All applications received from this announcement may be used to fill any vacancies in this title that may occur in this court or agency within the next six (6) months.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on the web at http://www.nycourts.qovicareers/UCS5.pdf) and a resume to:

Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department 
45 Monroe Place Brooklyn, New York 11201 
Attn: Mary O' Donoghue, Personnel Director

APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE EEO DATA COLLECTION FORM.

POSTING DATE: November 25, 2019   APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY: December 17, 2019

The New York State Unified Court System is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.