The Business Research Specialist will report to and support the Chief Development Officer of the Firm who is responsible for strategic partner hiring and growth initiatives; lateral integration; non-U.S. and U.S. office integration and collaboration; Client Team Program management; and other strategic initiatives that are focused on growing and developing the Firm.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct research related to existing clients, potential clients, industries, and geographies.
Conduct research about potential laterals and law firms.
Conduct research related to strategic firm wide initiatives.
Conduct research focused on competitive intelligence.
Conduct and compile research related to the Client Team Program.
Gather and prepare internal and external information and research related to initiatives.
Assist in managing projects involving data for various practice areas, departments, and offices.
Simplify and organize various forms of information and data related to clients or hiring.
Assist the Chief Development Officer on growth and development initiatives.
Be entrepreneurial and proactive in identifying projects that will add value to the overarching goals of the Chief of the Firm.
Must be specifically listed on resume in order to be considered for this position.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Three plus years of business research in a professional services environment required, preferably within the legal industry.
Knowledge of the following research tools is preferred: MonitorSuite, Capital IQ, Lexis Nexis, ALM Research Online, Bloomberg, and general website research.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Proven ability to work proactively and independently.
Ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities and deadlines.
Capable of handling many projects simultaneously.
Ability to work in a team as well as independently.
Strong critical thinking and organizational skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to recognize data and calculation inconsistencies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Confident communicator, ability to work effectively with partners and senior administration of the Firm.
Strong Excel skills including use of functions, pivot tables and other advanced features.
We value diversity in our workplace. Clearance of Firm standard background checks required.
Internal Number: 07-2018-0125
About Winston & Strawn, LLP
ABOUT WINSTON: Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 850 attorneys across 17 offices in Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, and Washington, D.C. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of our resources enable us to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.
Winston & Strawn has built a reputation on the quality and character of its lawyers, past and present, many of whom are recognized leaders in the legal community. Our history of more than 160 years is a chronicle of individuals and events that have helped shape the Firm and create the strong foundation on which we continue to build.
We remain committed to the traditions of client service, professional development, and community involvement instilled by our leaders of the past, while embracing the innovations driving the legal profession in the 21st century.
Winston & Strawn's New York office, located in the MetLife building in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is the firm's second largest office with 180 attorneys. The office was created as a result ...of the firm's 1989 merger with Cole & Dietz and expanded again in 2000 when it merged with the New York office of Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan. New York attorneys have a prominent practice representing public and private companies, financial institutions, and state and local government entities in connection with transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters.
Winston & Strawn offers its employees a challenging work environment, emphasizes training and responsibility, and provides competitive compensation and progressive workplace policies. Because the Firm believes that teamwork is an essential component in providing high quality legal services, we value the talents and skills of our entire staff. Staff contributions are recognized throughout the year with various staff appreciation programs.
WINSTON & STRAWN LLP IS AN EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETS/DISABLED EMPLOYER, AND WE VALUE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BENEFITS OF WORKING AT WINSTON & STRAWN, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WINSTON.COM.