Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Research Analyst on our growing research team. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the research analyst will demonstrate and utilize their knowledge of legal research, databases, and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval for the firm. The research analyst also supports the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training and orientation in relation to the firm’s research services and resources available. The research analyst will provide legal, business, scientific, technical and other reference documents upon request using both internal and outside sources and research assistance using appropriate print and electronic resources, including production of research reports and strategic briefings. In conjunction with the marketing and business development efforts at the firm, the research analyst will assist with client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence. Additionally, the research analyst will assist with maintaining information stored on the firm’s intranet Sharepoint site.
Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library Science and two years of experience a law firm, law library, or corporate setting required; intellectual property and/or scientific research experience preferred. Demonstrated research skills and knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Dun & Bradstreet, BloombergLaw and other legal and non-legal research sources and knowledge of intellectual property databases a plus, and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.
The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.
About Finnegan LLP
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.