Dechert LLP – Research Analyst

Essential Job Functions:
Research and Reference:

    • Conduct efficient and cost effective research and reference support to attorneys and legal assistants using the most appropriate online and print sources.
    • Instruct patrons in use of materials in the Research Services collection, including online databases.
    • Develop liaison relationship with Practice Groups by attending PG meetings
    • In conjunction with the Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach services organize online database training for attorneys and paralegals.
    • In conjunction with the Manager or Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach Services develop research guides and pathfinders to collection.
    • Meet with attorneys regarding anticipated research needs and products.
    • Produce current awareness newsletters and alerts and monitor legislative issues for attorneys.
    • Research topics for attorneys writing articles and presenting speeches.
    • Obtain documents and books from outside sources via telephone calls, orders, documents from agencies, courts, document retrieval services and other libraries.


    • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients on a daily basis and promptly process requests through the Quest ticketing system.
    • Supervise the operation of part time filers.
    • Implement Research Services policies that are created by the Research Services Leadership Team.
    • Conduct local orientation with new attorneys in conjunction with the Manager of Training and Outreach Services.
    • Promote Research Services to legal and administrative staff in assigned offices.
    • Actively pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to ensure that our research services are efficient, cost-effective and complete.
    • Participates in professional conferences when scheduling permits.
    • Occasional travel to other Firm offices.
    • Other duties as assigned.

 Collection Development:

    • Work with the Director of Research Services, the Manager of Technical Services and the Collection Development Analyst to review the collection for acquisition/deselecting/weeding of materials and plan for space issues and oversees shifting of collection.

 Acquisition and Budgeting:

    • Assist in the annual budgeting process as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

    • Extensive legal and business research experience using both online and print resources.
    • Well-developed professional interpersonal skills.
    • Customer service focused.
    • Outstanding problem solving ability with outstanding organizational, management, and supervisory skills.
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.

Education and Experience:

    • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required
    • Two to five years of reference and research experience with knowledge of legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

New York, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington

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