Allen & Overy
Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. We are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate, international capital markets and litigation advice, and also have major strengths in areas such as employment and benefits, real estate and tax.
Our deals and cases often make headline business news and we work with a large number of the top corporates, financial institutions and governments. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their fields, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.
Department purpose and structure
A&O Research and Library is responsible for supporting fee earners and support staff in their research and resource requirements. Research work spans legal, business and financial work and evolves to match the firm’s changing strategy. The Library function manages all information assets and budgets.
The US Research team specifically respond to the needs of the US based attorneys across six offices: New York, Washington DC, Boston, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They also collaborate closely with their global A&O Research & Library colleagues, based in the UK and HK, to ensure a seamless service.
Over the past two years A&O has developed an exceptional IP Litigation Practice across all our offices. This expert role will support their complex IP requests and provide public record and literature research and analysis. The Research Analyst (IP) must have full understanding of public and commercial IP resources and the fundamental basics of patent law, including §§ 101, 102, 103, and 112.
The individual will lead the development of the Practice support through providing training and promotion of resources to attorneys, advising on new products for purchase and mentoring colleagues to enable them to provide complementary support to the Practice.
· Senior U.S. Manager of Library & Information Services
· Attorneys and Business Development staff from all jurisdictions
· Research & Library team (US)
· Strategic Research team (global)
· Global Head A&O Research & Library
· The wider Research & Library community
Role and responsibilities
Research tasks and responsibilities include:
Facilitating and contributing to projects including:
Contribution to the development of the Research Service:
Each member of our team possesses skills to complement and benefit the team as a whole. Examples of the additional competencies valued include:
Who we are looking for
The successful individual should demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
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