The Washington DC office of Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, is seeking a Research Analyst to join our library services department. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Information Services, the Research Analyst will utilize knowledge of legal research, databases and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval in a timely and cost-effective manner. This position will also participate in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, orientation and consultative services in addition to keeping abreast of trends in the legal industry to contribute to the advancement of the goals of the department and the firm.
Responsibilities include providing legal, business, scientific, technical and other reference documents upon request using both internal and outside sources; extensive legal, business, IP and general research assistance using print and electronic resources; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel; initiating and monitoring alerts from various databases; providing client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets; remaining current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality library and research services; coordinating and/or providing library resource and/or training to attorneys and staff and, other duties as needed.
Successful candidates must have a MLS degree and two or more years of research experience in a law firm, law library or corporate setting, demonstrated knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis/LexisAdvance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Hoover’s and Microsoft Office Suite, working knowledge of SharePoint, and strong data entry and word processing skills; knowledge of intellectual property databases is preferred. The ability to work independently or as part of a team, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage a diverse workload with a strong focus on providing high quality library and research services to a large group of users in a fast-paced environment and the flexibility to work additional hours as necessary is required. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral), and presentation skills, with a proven ability to build strong relationships, work in a collaborative environment, and adapt to new materials, changes in resources and research techniques, and shifts in information demands.
The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is dedicated to advancing the ideas, discoveries, and innovations that drive businesses around the world. From offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, our lawyers work with leading corporations and innovators to protect, advocate, and leverage their most important intellectual property assets. Our diverse client base covers a range of industries and technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, industrial manufacturing, electrical components, medical devices, and computer technologies. Finnegan’s practice includes all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. We also represent clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.