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Senior Research Analyst

Company name
Vinson & Elkins LLP.

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Research, Library, Legal

Posted on
May 14,2019

Valid Through
Aug 27,2019

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Senior Research Analyst','0882','!*!POSITION OVERVIEWAs part of the Research & Knowledge Services department, the Senior Research Analyst position is responsible for providing high-level research on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys and staff in all locations, training attorneys and staff on electronic resources, evaluating the value and benefit of current and proposed resources, leading departmental initiatives, and creating, adding and organizing content on the firm’s intranet. Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesConduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.Lead special projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Research & Knowledge Services.Train attorneys and staff on cost-efficient use of electronic resources. Lead formal orientations of library services to new hires. Schedule regular individual and group trainings on firm resources. Alert users to changes and enhancements in the products. Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.Assist practice groups with the organization of documents and links on their intranet sites.Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development. Work with Collection Management Librarian to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.Secondary Duties and ResponsibilitiesAssist with maintaining subscription access information and ensuring complaince with license agreements.Keep abreast of new technologies and resources, particularly those dealing with artificial intelligence and document automation.Work with contract and part-time assistants to ensure print resources are maintained.Perform additional duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.','!*!Minimum QualificationsEducation: Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.Experience: Five years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.Special Knowledge: Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.Technical Skills: Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, Cheetah, and RIA Checkpoint.Attributes: Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Other Qualifications: Ability to work well and deal tactfully with people in high-pressure situations. Working ConditionsJob is performed in a typical office environment, but is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.Occasional overtime is required.','US-DC-Washington','','2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW','Suite 500 West','Washington','20037','Professional-Admin','Administration-3000','Regular','Standard','','Full-time','Day Job','','May 14, 2019','Senior Research Analyst

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Vinson & Elkins LLP.
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For almost a century, Vinson & Elkins lawyers have provided innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today's challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies, and complex human and environmental issues, our law firm’s time-tested role as trusted advisor has become even more critical. The depth and breadth of V&E lawyers' experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm's global reach, enables Vinson & Elkins to serve clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, before legislative and regulatory bodies, in the courtroom, and beyond. Vinson & Elkins LLP began in Houston, Texas, as a two man partnership in 1917, when James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson joined professional forces with a studied eye to the future. Both men were ambitious to establish a law firm that would endure, and offer other lawyers the opportunity to prosper and achieve their goals. Vinson recalled the founding partners' fateful decision to merge in this way: "We chatted awhile, and a sudden thought struck me-Here is your man!" Vinson asked, "How would you like to come to Houston?" Elkins replied: "That is the ambition of my life, make me a proposition." The proposition was a partnership, and Elkins' response was unhesitating: "I accept." This was the beginning of Vinson & Elkins LLP In those days, the oil boom was already transforming Texas and the world, and Houston was home to much of the energy industry's activity. V&E "cut its teeth" on oil and gas matters, and remains one of the world's leading energy law firms. Today, the firm has expanded its practices to include Mergers and Acquisitions, Aviation, Environmental, Finance, and more. And as the marketplace has become global, Vinson & Elkins continues to expand globally, serving clients worldwide.

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