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Temporary, Research Specialist

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
San Francisco, CA 94102

Are you looking for a challenging and significant way to contribute the success of a firm? Do you have a Masters degree in library or information science and three or more years of law firm or corporate research experience?

Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Temporary Research Specialist. This position will be located in our New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, or Sacramento.



As a temporary, Research Specialist at Orrick, you will provide extensive legal and non-legal research and support services to attorneys, paralegals, BD, and all levels of staff. Bringing business research or competitive intelligence experience to this position is strongly desired, in addition to, significant substantive knowledge and specialization in your area of expertise. This opportunity will allow you to work closely with practice area team members and build positive relationships throughout the firm. In this role, you will:

  • Perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to providing extensive legal, business and general research assistance.
  • Initiate and monitor alerts from various databases and provide client development research support.

  • Conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens and emerging and venture-backed company research.

  • Maintain internal datasets for business development outreach and tracking purposes and support attorneys and staff by providing training on the use of print and electronic resources.

  • Build curated newsletters covering various industries, practice areas, and breaking legal topics and industry trends.

  • Assist with literature searches for attorney presentations and written articles.

  • Participate in collection development activities including the evaluation of new databases, websites and print materials.

  • Assist with evaluating, selecting and maintaining the firm's intranet research collections.

  • Participate in opportunities to maintain your personal professional knowledge from attending educational events to participating in professional societies.

Job Requirements:
  • You should have a working knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law, as well as other major subject specific resources and specialty products, such as Capital IQ, PitchBook, CB Insights and other business resources.
  • You will possess effective communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability in interact with all levels of personnel within a law firm.

  • You will demonstrate a high level of initiative and independent thinking; plus the ability to work effectively under pressure and to sort priorities with minimum level of direct supervision.

  • And finally, we are looking for someone who will demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility, and a positive attitude and has a consistent track record of working in a collaborative environment.
Who is Orrick? As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession. For the fourth year in a row, Fortune selected Orrick among the 100 best workplace cultures for the very best talent. Orrick ranks in the top 15 and is the highest-ranked law firm of only four firms on the 2019 list. We provide excellent service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most hardworking individuals at every level. We champion a culture that is committed to excellence, but is also fun, inclusive and real. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company.

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.



How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/en/Careers.



No phone calls please.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer



Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.



Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.




 

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Posted: 2019-11-27 Expires: 2019-12-27

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