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Research Analyst, Goodwin Procter LLP (Boston)

As the Research Analyst, you will provide expert legal and business research for the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments; participate in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, on-boarding and consultative services, proactively monitor the legal industry and contribute ideas and solutions to further the goals of Research Services and the firm.

What You’ll Do: 

Delivers proactive and value-added research to the firm.
Provides expert legal and business research assistance to attorneys and administrative staff in a timely and effective manner, leveraging sophisticated research applications and incorporating new technologies as appropriate.
Maintains expert-level knowledge of internal knowledge management resources and systems to enhance research deliverables .
Provides analysis and synthesis of research results and presents findings in a manner promoting effective decision making where appropriate.
Advises attorneys on research strategy and resource selection to ensure research is accurate and conducted in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
Provides research coverage as assigned and follows established internal procedures for the handling of requests to ensure timely and efficient delivery of results.
Utilizes workflow software to assign and manage research projects.
Develops curriculum and conducts training to promote effective and authoritative research.
Creates and maintains newsletters and alerts using news aggregators.
Conducts new hire on-boarding for administrative and legal staff.
Contributes to the development and maintenance of the Research Services intranet.
Participates in the ongoing evaluation of online resources and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal.
Prioritizes continuous learning by seeking professional development opportunities.


Who You Are:   

Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. Demonstrated, relevant professional research experience in a private law firm or academic law library, special library or research center can be substituted for the MLS.
5+ years’ experience providing research in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.
Expert knowledge of a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize InfoNgen, Derwent Innovation, and Saegis.
Knowledge of emerging technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence and how those technologies impact research and the research process.
Employs research interview skills in order to clarify and interpret research requests.
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with members of the team and Firm.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications, such as Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Zoom.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$100,000.00  / year

Salary Notes

salary commensurate with experience

Closing Date

How to Apply

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2022-06-22 |  Quick link to this job