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Research amp Knowledge Analyst

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC

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Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. The hours for the position are Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients. The team of knowledgeable and talented staff at Skadden are dedicated to supporting our lawyers in their goal to provide excellence in legal and client services.


Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.

Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.

Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.

Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.

Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.

Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.

Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.

Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.

Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.

Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.

Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.

Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.

Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.

Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.

Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.

Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.

Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.

Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.


Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data.

Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.

Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors.


Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and

Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
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With 23 offices, approximately 1,600 attorneys and more than 40 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits. Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.

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