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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

F/T - Information Specialist - Law Firm (NYC)

POSITION TITLE:        Research Services, Information Specialist – Employee Benefits DETAILS:  Permanent Full Time Job
Purpose: Provide business and legal research experience and skills that focus Employee Benefits related matters.  Support the ERISA and related practice areas while also participating in 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.  
Responsibilities: ·        Execute complex business and legal research for requests that are often confidential and time sensitive in nature to the ERISA practice group.
·        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.
·        Locate documents and assembling compilations of publicly available disclosure by corporations for projects and due diligence purposes.
·        Organize luncheons.
·        Monitor Federal agencies and regulatory bodies for executive compensation, pension reforms and legislation as well as current publications both online and in print and apprise attorneys of developments in the field on a regular basis.
·        Provide coverage for other information specialists and the library when required and feasible and collaborate on projects or research.
·        Assist with maintaining practice files (which will include data gathering, data entry, indexing and filing) including firm resources such as subject databases, document systems, and 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. Resources include but not limited to Bloomberg, IntelliConnect, KnowledgeMosaic, Lexis, Westlaw, and RIA Checkpoint, as well as other Legislative and 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 and related law firm or corporate experience preferred.  

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.