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Thursday, June 9, 2016

F/T - Reference Assistant, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (NY)

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is seeking a Reference Assistant for its New York City office.

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.

Description/Job Summary

The Reference Assistant, under the supervision and direction of the Reference  Manager, is responsible for providing reference and  research assistance to attorneys and administrative personnel through the use of varied databases and print  resources.


·       Conduct detailed research in a wide range of areas for basic to intermediate level inquiries using multiple online and print resources
·       Perform case pulls, docket searches, news searches and retrieve SEC filings from appropriate databases
·       Monitor legislation, track dockets, and create and distribute alerts for SEC filings
·       Obtain stock prices and bond trading information
·       Arrange and process requests for interlibrary loans
·       Perform database searches to locate treatises and other material held by other libraries to fulfill requests
·       Assist with instructing attorneys and other personnel on the use of Internet-based legal research programs, and emerging electronic resources
·       Maintain file of law-related survey material , update reference guides and SharePoint records
·       Demonstrate a commitment to stay abreast of industry trends by reviewing legal and library publications, attending professional association seminars and meetings and receiving regular training from vendors
·       Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

·       1-2 years of experience in a research role in a legal or corporate knowledge center or library
·       Ability to effectively and professionally present information verbally and in writing
·       Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel
·       Ability to set priorities, use sound judgment in decision making and remain calm under pressure
·       Highly motivated, detail-oriented, with excellent organizational, time and project management skills
·       Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to schedule changes and shifts in priorities
·       Strong analytical abilities with the capacity to think logically and quickly
·       Possess knowledge of legal and non-legal resources; including knowledge. SEC filings
·       Familiarity with print law library research publications and sources
·       Research experience utilizing print and online resources including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Lex Machina, Thomson One, Hoover's, D&B, and the various SEC filings databases
·       Proficiency using standard office software applications (e.g.  MS Word, Excel and Outlook)

Preferred Skills

·       1 year of reference experience in a law library setting

Required Education

·       Bachelors Degree

Preferred Education

·       Master's degree in Library Science or Bachelor's degree and currently enrolled in an advanced degree program in Library Science

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