Private Firm/Corporation, Professional Legal Management
Dechert LLP is seeking a Competitive Intelligence Analyst in our NY, Chicago, DC, or Philadelphia office.
The Competitive Intelligence (CI) Analyst is responsible for researching and monitoring a wide variety of resources for the purpose of identifying potential business opportunities with clients and prospective clients, analyzing related matters using information research tools and providing strategic and analytical support to identify business development opportunities and strengthen client relationships. In addition the Competitive Intelligence Analyst will research and prepare CI reports for clients and prospective clients, industries and geographic regions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Utilize technology, financial and library resources to provide detailed litigation research and analysis.
Identify and monitor trends to aid business development for litigation and cross-disciplinary industry groups.
Create comprehensive analytical reports for development meetings with litigation partners.
Conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, technologies, marketplaces, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and insights for business development strategy.
Provide meaningful recommendations to help inform litigation business development and marketing strategy.
Monitor various news/intelligence sources for business development and market visibility opportunities.
Additional duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA,MLIS, or JD preferred.
Minimum five (5) years experience in a research-focused role in a law firm required, including experience researching and offering analysis of litigation, competitive intelligence, company/industry information, and financial data.
Knowledge of the legal services industry required; marketing/business development experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Well-developed understanding of and experience in a law firm role providing research and company information to be used in legal and business development activities.
Ability to multi-task, judge priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
Excellent writing and editing skills necessary.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
Knowledge and experience conducting Internet-based research using tools such as Lexis/Nexis, Factiva, Hoover’s, ALM Research Online, Lexis AtVantage, Westlaw Monitor Suite and others is very important.
Strong technology skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat necessary.
About Dechert LLP
Dechert is a global firm of extraordinary people who apply legal knowledge, business insight and practical know-how to serve each other and our clients. We value openness, communication, integrity and honesty, thriving on the individual and collaborative efforts that are essential to producing excellent results. At Dechert, we are committed to attracting a diverse group of highly talented individuals from all sources, regardless of background. We seek to hire individuals with sharp minds, a passion for learning and the skills to deliver a level of client service that is distinctively Dechert.
Dechert is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We are proud of our firm and want everyone to feel welcome with an equal opportunity to excel. Please use our online careers portal to be considered for current positions, and thank you for your interest in Dechert.
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