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Friday, September 7, 2012

F/T - Information Specialist - Capital Mkts (NYC law firm)


POSITION TITLE:    Research Services, Information Specialist – Capital Markets
REPORTS TO:           Director of Research Services
LOCATION:              New York, 44th Floor


Provide business and legal research experience and skills that are focused on Corporate and Capital Markets transactions.  Support the Capital Markets and related practice areas in both NY and firm wide while participating as part of an overall NY research team that includes the library reference staff and Information Specialists in other practices.

Information Specialists, under the direction of the Director of Research Services, share information, advice and mentoring with and to the practice attorneys, Research Services, and Knowledge Management teams in order to facilitate research, provide expertise to others and provide guidance on new KM initiatives from a user’s perspective.


  • Execute complex business and legal research for requests that are often confidential and time sensitive in nature to the Corporate and Capital Markets groups. 
  • Assist attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff in all offices, handling the most non-NY office requests after the library.
  • Work with both the Capital Markets KM Attorney and the Capital Markets Knowledge Management Specialist.
  • Locate documents and assemble compilations of publicly available disclosure by corporations for projects and due diligence purposes.
  • Monitor Federal agencies, regulatory bodies and current publications both online and in print and apprise attorneys of developments in the field on a regular basis.
  • Provide guidance and training on specific resources, both electronic and print to both attorneys and research services members.
  • Assist with preparing articles, presentations and luncheon materials.
  • Assist with CLE group luncheons.
  • Provide coverage for other information specialists and the library when required and collaborate on projects and/or research.
  • Assist with maintaining corporate files (which will include data gathering, data entry, and indexing) including firm resources such as wikis.
  • Assist KM with product testing and assist with the successful utilization of firm resources such as CGSearch, CoMMand, KDL and wikis. 
  • General administrative duties

  • Broad knowledge of standard secondary research resources and corporate documents. Resources include but not limited to Bloomberg, CapitalIQ, IntelliConnect, KnowledgeMosaic, Morningstar, Practical Law, Lexis, Westlaw and Thomson products, as well as other Securities & Exchange Commission and EDGAR filing resources.        
  • Ability to apply source knowledge to research projects that produce complete, cost effective results.
  • Communication skills required to confidently deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analysis.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision and equally well as part of a team. 
  • 4 year college degree, excellent academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills. 
  •  Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or related law firm or corporate experience.
To apply: To be considered, please send cover letter, resume and salary expectation to: While we would like to respond to all resumes, we only contact those applicants we are interested in meeting.