Research Manager

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Title :

Research Manager

Location :

Washington, D.C.

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Based in New York and Washington, D.C., the Research Manager will be responsible for providing outstanding research assistance to research requests posed by attorneys and staff that is accurate, timely and cost-efficient. This position involves conducting in-depth searches on complex research requests covering all practice areas for all Library clients using electronic, print and other sources including supporting lawyers in utilizing the collection of desktop research tools, providing instruction and guidance as needed.

This role reports to the Director, Knowledge Management & Innovation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze legal and non-legal information from various sources to fulfill complex research requests.
  • Coordinate reference needs and services as necessary; ensure that reference procedures and processes are well documented for efficient and seamless reference service.
  • Research, document, and solve reference service problems and incorporate solutions in existing procedures and processes.
  • Create and manage legislative, regulatory, news, and litigation alerts.
  • Conduct legislative history research and other legislative work.
  • Monitor the ongoing needs of library users and make recommendations to acquire or discontinue databases, subscriptions, or other services.
  • Review and revise content on the Library’s Intranet research page to assure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Provide interlibrary loan service to locate items for firm attorneys and staff.
  • Meets the department’s expectations to retrieve, read and/or respond to firm and client-related e-mail messages during and outside of core business and scheduled work hours.
  • Oversight and supervision of local Research Analyst duties.
  • Assist in planning and reporting for local and departmental budgeting as needed.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently, and make decisions as necessary to fulfill research requests
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Outlook
  • Exercise independent judgement to complete work in the most efficient manner
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both in oral and written form
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize/coordinate deadlines and track progress of tasks
  • Ability to organize workflow and use time efficiently.
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Must establish and maintain effective working relationships in or out of a team environment.
  • Possesses the attitude of collaboration and sharing.
  • Willingness to learn and adopt new methodologies.
  • Flexibility and willingness to respond to issues during and outside of core business hours.
  • Ability to multitask, think creatively and work collaboratively and effectively in a fast paced, challenging environment to meet tight deadlines.
  • Superior interpersonal written and verbal communication skills. Must have a high level of attention to detail.
  • Must have a strong service-oriented mentality and a commitment to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.

Experience

  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited institution OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree is required.
  • Three plus years’ experience conducting legal research in a law firm and/or law library setting required.
  • Experience with Quest request management software is a plus.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes and documents and other associated resources.
  • Excellent research skills, utilizing print and electronic resources, including Demonstrated proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, CCH (Vital Law), and PACER. Strong knowledge of SEC filings and familiarity with practice specific databases such as Intelligize, Refintiv,S&P Capital IQ Pro, DealPointData, Factset, Filings Expert, Chapter11Dockets, etc. is a plus.

 

Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.

Compensation & Benefits:

The annual compensation range for this position is $110-170k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.

Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS AND, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, MATRICULATION OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, MARITAL STATUS OR PARTNERSHIP STATUS, FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, GENETIC INFORMATION, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MILITARY STATUS, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING AND SEX OFFENSES, ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD, OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW.