Legislative Research Analyst - Arnold & Porter - Washington, D.C. (Remote)

  • 5 Jan 2023 4:10 PM
    Message # 13046113
    Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Research Services Department (formerly the Library) of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Legislative Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This position is fully remote, but the employee must live within a commutable distance to the Washington, DC office.

    Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all Arnold & Porter offices. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities.  

    Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Perform legislative and regulatory reference and research services in all jurisdictions and across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
    • Provide legislative and regulatory tracking services by developing requests and monitoring results. Create and maintain targeted current awareness alerts and feeds by combining expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information.
    • Serve as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training and product support and serves as the department’s expert in legislative and regulatory research and other select subjects and industries.  
    • Participate in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
    • Collaborate with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business, and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
    • Help plan, develop tools and documentation, and participate in orientation and training sessions. 
    • Maintain awareness of new products, research tools and emerging technologies relevant to legislative research services.   
    • Actively participate in Department and other internal Firm meetings. 
    • Promote the services of the Department firmwide.
    • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.


    • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s in Library Science, Political Science, or equivalent degree from an accredited university or Juris Doctor.
    • Minimum of three years’ experience with the legislative and regulatory process, at least two at the federal level; extensive research experience; law firm experience strongly preferred.  
    • Highly developed understanding of the federal legislative process and knowledge of government documents and sources including the networks, protocols, and procedures of Capitol Hill.
    • Superior ability to analyze information and evaluate new research products meant for legislative/ regulatory work.
    • Working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.
    • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
    • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal,  CCH Cheetah, HeinOnline, and ProQuest.
    • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
    • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results. 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong customer service orientation.
    • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects--often on tight deadlines--while attention to detail.
    • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.


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