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Job Title Library Date Posted
Research Services Manager Morrison & Foerster  LLP   (based in any of our U.S. Offices) 09/12/2018
Research Specialist Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 08/21/2018
Research Analyst Sidley Austin LLP  (CH, NY, DC or LA) 08/20/2018


Morrison & Foerster LLP - Research Services Manager

Job Description:

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Services Manager within our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices. The Opportunity The Research Services Manager works as part of a firm wide team to provide substantive, senior research expertise for client work and business development efforts. S/he manages and develops research staff and leads client service strategies and operations, including ensuring that information resources align with practice area needs.

Professional Expertise:

  • Provide senior level research expertise to support the Firm's practice areas.
  • Provide advanced research, synthesis, and analysis to support the business development efforts of the Firm.
  • Distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
  • Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs.
  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to research services clients according to the Firm's research  services billing policy.
  • Monitor and manage the research queue by working with Research Analysts team to claim unassigned requests to avoid queue overflow and  delayed responses.

Library Strategic and Operational Management

  • In collaboration with Director, firmwide research services team, and internal clients, establish and regularly review research services objectives; develop and implement strategies to increase client service, effectively deploy resources, and align department with Firm goals.
  • Apply deep professional knowledge to achieve high quality day-to-day research services and to ensure department is recognized as operating at full potential.
  • Ensure research services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers; develop strategies to increase knowledge flow and accessibility of information.
  • Assess information needs of practice groups and proactively recommend resources and solutions to meet practice group needs.
  • Educate and advise attorneys and paralegals on sources and strategies for research.
  • Provide guidance in collection development and maintenance and space utilization.
  • Demonstrate project management skills as a part of a larger team. Participate in projects that increase the value of research services to clients, timekeepers, and the Firm.
  • Collaborate closely with Director of Research Services to monitor and assess performance of department against budget guidelines.

Department Staff Management

  • Ensure human resources policies and practices are followed within Department; promote consistency and fairness, maintain open door policy and promote open dialog.
  • Ensure that Department staff is knowledgeable and trained on professional and technical matters.
  • Provide supportive coaching; set achievable, challenging team goals; develop skills of team members to ensure achievement of client service priorities.
  • Prepare timely, substantive, and strategically aligned performance evaluations.

Professional Development

  • Remain current in industry trends in library services, practice group resources, and the legal profession.
  • Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree strongly preferred plus a minimum of 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • In-depth knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm's practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts. Who We Are At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We're passionate about what we do. We're equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect - for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are (, and what we do ( Should you find you're ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know! Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy. 

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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Research Specialist


        With minimal supervision, provides legal and non-legal research and reference to attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff, using a variety of  print and online resources.  The schedule for this position is Tuesday – Saturday, with one late shift (11:30 – 7:30) per week, day TBD.

Education and experience:

  • M.S. in Library Science required.  JD a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience performing legal and/or corporate research

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • SEC research, including retrieving current and archived documents, researching precedents and particular language, comparing and researching various types of agreements
  • Corporate research, including background information on companies, individuals and transactions, as well as corporate meeting information. 
  • Litigation research  – retrieving dockets, cases and pleadings, researching complex fact patterns
  • Legislative and regulatory research
  • Non-legal research
  • Provide financial and statistical data
  • Provide data for updating firm seminar and client presentations
  • Supervise requests handled by outside agents for confidentiality and quality.
  • Monitor news, SEC filings, dockets and other sources as requested.
  • Participate in conducting orientation and training programs for paralegals and new associates
  • Special projects as assigned

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Proficiency with internet research and a majority of the following databases:  Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg terminal, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, SDC Platinum, Factset, Intelligize, Pacer, File&Serve, Courtlink, ISS Governance Analytics, Dealpoint Data, Cheetah, Hoover’s Checkpoint, HeinOnline, Accurint
  • Excellent computer skills, Windows and all MS Office  (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Acrobat.  Ability to work with all file formats and troubleshoot database problems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a highly pressured 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  diplomatically and tactfully with a diverse clientele, including attorneys, paralegals, administrative staff, outside vendors and occasionally clients.

Employer Statement:     Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a pre-eminent AmLaw100 firm, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The research staff is highly regarded by the firm.   Competitive compensation, including paid overtime,  excellent benefits and opportunities for professional development. 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to [email protected]




Sidley Austin LLP - Research Analyst - CH, NY, DC or LA

Job Description:  

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

Job & Educational Requirements:

  •  Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects. 
  •  Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm's practice and business; use this expertise to   proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison. 
  •  Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and   other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and   department marketing material. 
  •  Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned:   coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed   recommendations for renewal or cancellation. 
  •  Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices. 
  •  Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation. 
  •  Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email [email protected] (current employees should contact Human Resources).


  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  •  JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree. 
  •  Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools. 
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
  •  Excellent organizational skills
  •  Excellent attention to detail
  •  Good judgment
  •  Good interpersonal communication skills
  •  Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  •  The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  •  The ability to work under pressure
  •  The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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