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Job Title Library Date Posted

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Knowledge Management Manager 10/26/2017

Pace University Law School White Plains Campus

Environmental Law Librarian 10/23/2017

New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

Principal Law Librarian 10/19/2017

Competitive Intelligence Analyst

Dechert LLP 10/05/2017

Reference Manager

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 10/02/2017


Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Knowledge Management Manager in our New York office.

The Opportunity:

The Knowledge Management Manager identifies and works to implement firm approved knowledge management initiatives to improve knowledge sharing and collaboration. The KM Manager champions the development of innovative technologies and processes to help the Firm better serve its clients and create a competitive advantage.

Departmental Client Service and Leadership:

  • Be responsible for assessment of Firm KM needs, including development of a KM strategy and roadmap.
  • Assess skills and talents across Research Services, Marketing Technology and Knowledge Management and align workflow and responsibilities.
  • Lead and direct KM strategies and operations, including promoting knowledge sharing, strengthening links between knowledge sharing and IT, and improving the firm's integration among information systems, and facilitating exchange of information across systems.
  • Direct the KM team in identifying, evaluating and adopting best in class productivity tools to leverage the knowledge of the Firm and provide attorneys with opportunities to increase efficiency when serving clients. Lead collaborative initiatives that develop creative solutions and improve sharing of ideas and work among internal teams and external partners.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation efforts for KM through the use of data analysis, external benchmarking and other appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Champion KM within the Firm by promoting the benefits of the Firm's KM initiatives and KM tools across practices and with key individuals.

Knowledge Management Strategic and Operational Management:

  • Establish best practices and implement new strategies for providing KM services to the Firm at a level commensurate with or superior to peer firms.
  • Direct strategies to promote effective use of department services by making resources easily accessible and by providing training across offices and departments.
  • Execute budget and cost containment strategies, contract negotiations, and vendor relations.
  • Lead recruitment processes for Knowledge Management function to build the skill sets needed to execute on the strategy.

Professional Development:

  • Remain current in industry trends in KM, 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.

Team Management:

  • Ensure that 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. Ensure team is structured effectively to meet client service objectives.
  • Promote consistency and fairness; maintain open door policy and facilitate open dialog. Ensure Firm policies and practices are followed within team. Prepare timely, substantive, and strategically aligned performance evaluations. Identify and timely address employee relations and performance concerns within team; collaborate with Human Resources and management to support effective and appropriate resolution. Participate in recruiting for department, including drafting position descriptions.

Ideal Candidate:

  • B.A. or B.S. required
  • J.D., M.L.S or equivalent degree preferred.
  • Strong understanding of knowledge management, trends in the industry as they pertain to law firms; demonstrated knowledge of the range of technologies available to effectively deliver information and knowledge services.
  • Project management experience, carrying projects through the entire lifecycle, and process improvement experience essential.

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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Position Number:            198981 
Position Title:     Environmental Law Librarian 
Position Type:   Staff 
Department:      Law Library (LW0022)  

Basic Function:

  •  Provide reference service to members of the Pace community and other library patrons
  •  Provide research services to Pace Law School environmental faculty
  •  Teach legal research skills to the Pace Law School community
  •  Serve as liaison to the environmental law program
  •  Participate in research guide publishing
  •  Participate in library administration 

Position Qualifications:

  •  A.L.A.- accredited M.L.S.
  •  A.B.A.- accredited J.D
  •  Law library experience preferred
  •  Demonstrated interest and expertise in environmental law
  •  Proficiency in searching online databases
  •  Strong organizational skills
  •  Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Flexibility and ability to work as part of a team
  •  Good teaching skills 

Special Instructions to Applicants: Your cover letter should address the specific requirements of the position. 
Primary Campus/Site:    WP - White Plains Law School
Benefits Offered     
Work Hours:       Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, one day a week 10AM-6PM. 
Quicklink for Posting:



Principal Law Librarian – New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department,  45 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY

The Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, is one of the four judicial departments of New York State’s intermediate level appellate court known as the Appellate Division.   The courthouse of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, is located in Brooklyn Heights and it hears appeals from the 10 downstate counties of Richmond, Kings, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Putnam.  For further information, visit the court’s website:

The duties of the successful applicant include but are not limited to:

  • Providing research services to the court’s judges and staff attorneys
  • Developing and evaluating the court’s print research materials
  • Assessing the library’s needs to integrate more electronic and digital resources and to create a library intranet to provide assistance to the judges and staff attorneys
  • Cataloging and online serials control using EOS.web
  • Participating in library collection maintenance such as filing of pocket parts and loose-leaf materials
  • Providing judges and non-judicial staff with online passwords
  • Preparing a fiscally responsible budget annually for the library’s print materials
  • Receiving and preparing invoices for payment using the online Statewide Financial System
  • Compiling and electronically distributing articles with topics appropriate to the judiciary

The starting base salary is $91,894 + $3,697 location pay.
Applications must be postmarked or received by October 24, 2017.
The full job posting can be seen here:
A UCS-5 (Unified Court System form 5) is available here: and it should be sent along with a resume to:

Appellate Division, 2nd Department
45 Monroe Place
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Attention: Mary O’Donoghue, Human Resources Director



Competitive Intelligence Analyst - Dechert LLP

Job Description

The Competitive Intelligence (CI) Analyst is responsible for the research, preparation, and delivery of reports for current and prospective clients, industries, and geographic regions. Reports are bespoke to the requestor and include in-depth analysis of legal and financial data to create actionable intelligence. The CI Analyst will use a wide variety of databases and resources to collect organizational, legal, financial, and forward looking information. This position can be located in our Philadelphia, New York or Washington DC offices.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, technologies, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and insights in support of client meetings, pitches and RFPs, as well as practice and business development projects.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and synthesize large amounts of data, including deal and financial, into recommendations that inform strategic business decisions.
  • Provide meaningful recommendations to help inform litigation and transactional business development and marketing strategy.
  • Identify and monitor trends to aid business development for both transactional and litigation clients, as well as cross-disciplinary industry groups.
  • Monitor various news/intelligence sources for business development and market visibility opportunities.
  • Enhance custom formats for delivering business information requests.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the Firm.


  • Bachelor’s degree and MBA or equivalent work experience required; MLIS or JD a plus.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in a research-focused role, in a law firm preferred, including experience researching and offering analysis of litigation, competitive intelligence, company/industry information, and financial data.
  • Knowledge of the legal services industry preferred; marketing/business development experience preferred.
  • Well-developed understanding of and experience in a law firm role providing research and company information to be used in legal and business development activities.
  • Ability to multi-task, judge priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills necessary.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
  • Knowledge of and experience with conducting Internet-based research using tools such as Capital IQ, MergerMarket, Avention, Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ALM Legal Intelligence, Lexis AtVantage, Westlaw Monitor Suite and others is very important.
  • Strong technology skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat necessary.

Additional Job Description

  • This position operates in a professional office environment which is generally free of hazards and exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
  • This position requires regular attendance on-site at a Dechert location with some travel to different sites using various modes of private and commercial transportation. Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
  • This position routinely operates standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopy machines, fax machines and filing cabinets, and requires frequent communication with the firm’s employees and partners as well as third parties.
  • This position is mainly sedentary.  Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to read, sit and type for sustained periods of time; to walk, stand, reach, and bend; to open and close filing cabinets and access and retrieve materials in file rooms; to lift, carry and move files or other items of light to moderate weight; to operate equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
  • This position requires a normal audio range, with or without correction. It also requires the normal visual range, with or without correction. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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Location(s): Philadelphia, New York, Washington

Time Type: Full time

Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.  The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.




Reference Manager - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Employer Statement:    

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Job Description:   

The Manager-Reference is responsible for managing a staff of Reference Librarians and for responding to requests from lawyers and other staff for general, legal, and company information. 

  • Manage a staff of Reference Librarians
  • Respond to requests and provide reference services to lawyers, paralegals, and staff from all of the Firm's offices in a timely manner
  • Provide Library orientation and training on library resources to Attorneys, Paralegals and Staff
  • Develop pathfinders, resource guides and handouts
  • Maintain awareness of key resources and technologies in the Firm's practice areas
  • Stay abreast of current library trends through continuing education
  • Oversee all incoming requests and staff's responses to all legal inquiries and corporate information requests, such as cited material, legislative and regulatory tracking, foreign and international material, jurisdiction, SEC filings, analyst reports and company information verification
  • Assure Reference staff is trained and proficient on all library resources
  • Mediate and take corrective action with staff as needed; perform yearly performance evaluations 
  • Maintain daily attendance, punctuality and approved vacation requests via Day Off Tracking system
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Job & Educational Requirements:   

  • 6 to 10 years of relevant experience required
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of the print legal research bibliography
  • Knowledge of how to search legal research resources including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, BloombergLaw, Lex Machina, Thomson One, Hoover's, D&B, and the various SEC filings search resources
  • Ability to identify complex problems, make determinations and implement effective solutions
  • Ability to work independently, determine priorities and coordinate workflow effectively

Contact information & Application Instructions: 

Caroline Merry – Sr. Recruiting Coordinator


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