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Thursday, July 12, 2012

F/T - Corp Research Analyst - Law Firm (NYC)

New York Midtown Law Firm – Corporate Research Analyst
This firm, one of the world’s leading high-energy law firms, is counsel to some of the largest publicly and privately held corporations and financial institutions; they represent numerous start-up companies, foreign governments, private equity firms and entrepreneurs.

Hours:                  Monday and Thursday 10:30 am to 6:30 pm.
                                Tuesday and Wednesday 11 am to 7 pm
                                Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Under the general direction of the Research and Business Intelligence Manager, the Corporate Research Analyst performs research, research, reference and related information services to support the transactional practice area.  This is a mid-level career position that requires independent thinking, attention to detail and excellent research, written and communication skills.  The qualified individual will also have the ability to work well in a collaborate environment.
Essential Duties and Primary Responsibilities include:
1. Performs all research required in writing, by telephone or in person to assist lawyers, paralegals, staff, other analysts, librarians and clients in obtaining corporate information. This includes extensive research utilizing published sources, telephone contacts, service bureaus, in-house precedents, and legal and non-legal databases.
2.  Assists in the education and training of lawyers and other firm personnel on the operation and services available from RBI. Assists lawyers and other firm personnel in the use of print and electronic resources as required.
3.  Handles requests to monitor news and government regulatory filings utilizing electronic resources or outside service bureaus as necessary.
6.  Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art librarianship and corporate research materials and practices, including technological developments that affect delivery of research services, and makes appropriate recommendations to the RBI Manager regarding current practices and policies that may benefit from change.
7.  Actively pursues continuing education opportunities and reads professional literature to ensure that RBI’s research services are the efficient, cost-effective and complete. Participates in professional conferences when scheduling permits.
8.  Works on special projects and performs other departmental duties as assigned
9.  Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis. Maintains and submits on a regular basis computer usage records for client billings and documentation for outside service disbursements.

Experience / Education
  • M.L.S. or M.B.A. or JD degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a corporate law firm library or investment banking firm or accounting firm or practicing corporate lawyer.
Skills and Abilities
  1. Extensive knowledge of on-line databases including Bloomberg, Westlaw Business, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne Banker, Securities Mosaic, Securities Data, Dealogic, Lexis and other computerized research systems.
  2. Detailed knowledge of corporate documents including SEC filings.
  3. Ability to appropriately and effectively respond and accommodate lawyer and client needs, and to adapt to the environment of a service department with a professional clientele.
  4. Demonstrate excellent research skills including meticulous attention to detail and patience to achieve successful research results.
  5. Ability to be creative in research techniques and to assist the other analysts in this aspect.
  6. Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to scheduling changes and shifts in priorities.
  7. Requires strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, including excellent verbal and written ability.
  8. Initiative and ability to work independently.
  9. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.
  10. Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department as necessary.

Performance of the foregoing responsibilities requires on a regular basis:
  • Ability to prepare and review correspondence, memoranda, invoices, financial data, billing material and related written material;
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and effectively complete designated job assignments under significant time and supervisory pressure.
Computer Skills
·         Ability to use and analyze online databases and resources such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, Westlaw Business, Capital IQ, Hoovers, PACER, MergerMarket, ThomsonOne and others.

·         Proficient with MS Office Suite’s advanced features.

Job Code – W-10 (Resumes and Cover Letters in Word Preferred)
For further details on this job, to send your resume, or to make a referral:
Contact:  Sarah Warner    212/869-3348
Sarah Warner and Associates LLC
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