The global law firm of K&L Gates has an immediate need for a Legal & Business Research Analyst in our Washington DC office. The Legal & Business Research Analyst will provide legal and non-legal research services and training instruction to all K&L Gates’ lawyers and staff. This position will be part of the Library & Information Services team and will work together with several K&L Gates offices to serve lawyers and staff across the firm.
Provide expert research and consultative services via a centralized workflow tool to lawyers and staff across multiple time zones
Conduct online research using resources including, but not limited to, Lexis, Westlaw, WK Cheetah, Bloomberg Law and Capital IQ/Hoovers
Prepare and deliver instruction on research methods and resources to lawyers and staff on-demand, virtually, and in scheduled live sessions
Actively liaise and communicate with selected practice groups to develop subject expertise and facilitate better and more proactive service delivery
Participate in available professional development opportunities and remain current on technological, professional and industry developments in librarianship and legal services
Master’s degree in library or information science or
2+ years of experience in a law firm or corporate library setting is preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of legal research methods and tools is strongly preferred
Outstanding customer service skills and strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to manage multiple and often complex research projects, often on tight deadlines, while maintaining a fine attention to detail
Must have strong collaboration skills
Previous experience conducting legal and business research in a legal or corporate library is strongly preferred
About K&L Gates LLP
K&L Gates LLP delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis, with more than 2,000 lawyers located in 47 cities across five continents. Positioned at strategic intersections of the global economy, K&L Gates has one of the largest contingents of lawyers and offices across the United States of any law firm and strong local presence in key capital cities and world commercial and financial centers. The firm’s extensive latticework of lawyers, practices, and offices - more than 300 lawyers in Europe’s largest economies and one of the largest international practices in Asia among US law firms - creates a worldwide network to serve clients’ growing international needs, with lawyers counseling clients on their most sophisticated legal challenges in all areas of corporate and regulatory law and litigation.