Research Analyst

Pittsford, NY 14534, USA Req #151
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Position: Research Analyst

Location: Pittsford, NY or Any HB office

Description: Reporting to the Chief Knowledge Officer, the Research Analyst will conduct legal, business and other non-legal research on behalf of legal staff and clients. This position can be based out of any HB office location, with a preference for upstate offices within driving distance to Pittsford where the Knowledge Services team is based.


  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated legal, business and other non-legal research and preliminary analysis in an innovative and timely manner for attorneys, clients and staff

  • Independently analyzes and synthesizes information from diverse sources to solve problems creatively

  • Participates on a team of researchers who collaborate to provide cost effective information solutions

  • Provides educational instruction and support in legal research and information literacy

  • Visits practice offices regularly to provide education instruction and promote efficient use of research tools

  • Serves as library liaison to practice groups

  • Works on special projects as needed


  • MLS or equivalent advanced degree required

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in library environment preferred

  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis

  • Well developed research skills

  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources such as the Internet, Lexis, Westlaw, and other standard law library applications

  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications

  • Military experience a plus

Harris Beach is committed to an inclusive environment and we welcome applications from diverse candidates. Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Pittsford, NY 14534, USA