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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Education, Training, Library
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Master's Degree

Research Analyst

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP is a mid-sized Chicago Loop law firm seeking a librarian for the role of Research Analyst to join its Library team.  The Research Analyst will report to the Library Manager and will work closely with attorneys, paralegals, marketing, administration, and staff.  The Research Analyst is responsible for performing a wide range of legal and business research tasks across civil practice areas such as Intellectual Property, Corporate & Securities, Litigation, Labor & Employment, Executive Compensation, Tax, Estate Planning, Insurance, Environmental, and Real Estate. The successful candidate will have strong written and communication skills who is comfortable working with patrons both one-on-one and in larger groups.

This position will be the point person for competitive intelligence and business development research for the firm. The library provides detailed competitive intelligence reports, customized for the requesting individual to support business development, client pitches, industry analysis, and marketing events. The ideal candidate will be skilled at synthesizing the research to compose and professionally present concise analysis of complex matters, adapting to the practice area and requester’s needs.

While the library’s Research Analysts provide support across all practice areas, each individual is assigned specific practice areas to manage those groups’ alerts, training, and advanced projects. This position will be assigned Real Estate, Real Estate Tax, Tax, Estate Planning, and Bankruptcy.

Required Experience and Skills:



  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • 2+ years of experience in a law firm or corporate library/research center.
  • Experience with researching caselaw, news, company information, and public records utilizing databases such as Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, Bloomberg Law, S&P Capital IQ, Cheetah/IntelliConnect, Avention, and StateNet.
  • Managing news, legislative and regulatory, caselaw, and topical alerts.
  • Experience in Competitive Intelligence or Business Development research at the individual, company, and industry levels utilizing tools such as Monitor Suite, S&P Capital IQ, Lex Machina, and Avention.
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to deliver professional, “client-ready” research memos and reports.
  • Strong presentation skills and professional presence.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Results oriented.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment.


Preferred Experience and Skills:


  •  Practice area specific research and database experience, such as:     - Tax & Estate Planning (Cheetah/IntelliConnect, Bloomberg Law)     - Litigation (Courtlink, Court Wire, Lex Machina)     - Corporate & Securities (Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, RBsourceFilings,Cheetah/IntelliConnect, Bloomberg Law)     - Intellectual Property (TotalPatent, Patent Advisor, Docket Navigator, Corsearch, Saegis)
  • Conflicts/Due Diligence research experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • SharePoint experience
  • Intranet or website design experience




Please include a cover letter and resume. Additionally, if not already included on your resume, please provide a list of research databases, current awareness tools or information aggregation services (i.e. Newsdesk or Manzama), and any desktop or web-based applications (such as Microsoft Excel or SharePoint) with which you are proficient.




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