Researcher

Job Description


Job Description

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.
With lawyers and staff operating from more than 47 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world's key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.
It's not just about our global network of offices and shared services centers it's the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It's one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.
Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary

The Researcher will report up to the Manila R&IS Assistant Manager. He/She will be conducting in-depth factual and legal research across a wide range of focuses including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, and current awareness to support the needs of the Firm and its clients.
The Researcher should have a basic understanding of general research processes in order to work in a multi-faceted, fast-paced, constantly evolving, and high-performance legal environment.


Duties and Accountabilities1


  • Retrieve, package, and present research in response to requests from Firm personnel including lawyers as well as external clients in support of the firm's business
  • Analyze and synthe information from a variety of sources using critical thinking and research strategies to respond to research requests in an efficient and sophisticated manner
  • Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that the research meets stated and anticipated needs
  • Carry out complex research assignments requiring the use of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources
  • Effectively handle a high volume of routine research requests including but not limited to, document retrievals, provision for legal database access, case law and docket requests, company and individual profiles, finding sample precedents, and retrieving and packaging analytical data
  • Stay informed on current and emerging legal and business research technologies that may be used in a law firm setting
  • Educate and train Firm personnel on appropriate and specialized research resources and methodologies
  • Coordinate complex requests with Manila Research Analysts
  • Provide cross-training and mentoring to Manila Research Analysts and colleagues in other offices
  • Work on special projects and performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • Graduate of any Bachelor's degree (focus on areas related to legal management a plus but not required)
  • Strong background in research focusing on a variety of areas
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner
  • Advanced skills with all Microsoft Office Software
  • Above average verbal and written English communication
  • Strong written and communication/presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Exhibit cultural competence (comfortable working in culturally diverse/global environment)
  • Strong project management skills, client service skills, organizational skills with proven problem-solving skills who can see the big picture and focus on outcomes
  • Flexible and willing to accommodate changing priorities
  • Work days include Philippine holidays


Location and Reporting

  • Manila


1The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.Qualifications

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