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Research Analyst

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
United States, Arizona, Phoenix
201 East Washington Street (Show on map)
January 25, 2023

Research Analyst


Phoenix, AZ

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Research Analyst

Phoenix, AZ

Lewis Roca is a top ranked Am Law 200 commercial law firm and one of the largest in the Western United States. We are seeking a Research Analyst to join our team!


The Research Analyst provides firm-wide research and reference support for attorneys, paralegals, and staff. This position is full-time, exempt, and works under the direction of the firm's Research & Knowledge Services Manager. The Research Analyst will work in the firm's Phoenix office. This position may accommodate a hybrid schedule of working 2-days remotely, once fully trained.

About Lewis Roca:

Our award winning team of lawyers offer extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines. We strive to be the employer of choice in the legal community. Our goal is to attract talent of varied backgrounds who meet our standards of excellence and reflect the marketplace that we serve. We embrace this diversity; it contributes to our success.

A set of core principles guide our work with our clients and with each other. Together, we call this Experience Amplified. It is a client-centered operational approach that helps define a culture of service excellence. It contributes to our highly collaborative group of business professionals, led by a dedicated and passionate C-Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Legal Research

  • Perform comprehensive legal research across a wide variety of practice areas and jurisdictions
  • Compile legislative and regulatory histories
  • Compile 50-state surveys
  • Advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff regarding research strategies and resource selection for specific projects
  • Advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff regarding the use of specific electronic and print resources
  • Cite-check, proofread, and edit court pleadings, transactional documents, publications, and other documents

Non-legal Research

  • Perform public records searches and background research on companies and individuals
  • Perform business development, competitive intelligence, and client development research
  • Perform scientific, medical, technical, statistical, historical, and other non-legal research

Public Records, Document, and Resource Retrieval

  • Research, prepare, and manage public records requests
  • Locate and borrow or purchase articles, court documents, books, and other resources

Training, Current Awareness, and Professional Development

  • Conduct research training and prepare instructional materials
  • Set up and monitor alerts for legal developments and news items
  • Maintain expert working knowledge of legal, information, business, and other relevant industries
  • Maintain expert working knowledge of research resources and technologies
  • Participate in local and national library and legal associations


  • Evaluate research resources and technologies and assist with decisions regarding electronic and print subscriptions
  • Assist in the design and maintenance of the firm's intranet and knowledge management systems
  • Work with the research team to ensure the department supports the firm's strategic and operational goals efficiently and cost-effectively
  • Work with the research team to assess the firm's research and information needs and continually improve services provided
  • Assist with department marketing and development

Perform other tasks and assume other duties as assigned

Skills and Competencies

  • Manage a heavy workload, competing priorities, and multiple tasks effectively under tight deadlines
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of a wide variety of print and electronic resources
  • Demonstrate a fine attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to tailor research strategy and resource selection based on time and cost constraints and other considerations
  • Evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information from diverse sources and package in a user-friendly format
  • Demonstrate excellent written, oral, presentation, and technology skills
  • Analyze problems and develop effective solutions
  • Exercise sound judgment and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Work collaboratively with attorneys, paralegals, and staff and delegate tasks as appropriate
  • Develop other skills and competencies as required

Education and Experience:

  • A professional or graduate-level degree (or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience) required with a strong preference for a J.D. or a Master of Library and Information Science
  • Legal research experience is required
  • Business and competitive intelligence research experience is strongly preferred
  • Previous law firm experience is strongly preferred

Lewis Roca offers competitive compensation and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) with generous employer match
  • 3 weeks of paid time off
  • 10-paid holidays per year
  • Benefits start on day 1
  • Several medical plan options to choose from, including traditional plans and HSA qualified plans
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Well-being program
  • Employer-paid life insurance and long term disability
  • And much more!

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Lewis Roca. To complete an application and submit your resume, please click "Apply for this Position." No phone calls, please. We will contact you if your resume indicates that you are a strong candidate for this position. #LI-LH1 #LI-HYBRID

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Lewis Roca is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, age, physical or mental disability, spousal affiliation, marital status, a serious medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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