Research and Information Services Assistant
White & Case LLP
Philippines, Manila
1d ago

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 operating from more than 40 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; 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

  • This position is responsible for providing research assistance to answer basic queries; electronic access to various databases;
  • and overall administrative support of operational business processes.

    Our Knowledge Team

    Every minute of the day, a White & Case lawyer is practicing law somewhere in the world. Our global Knowledge team helps our lawyers practice efficiently today, and we also design better ways to practice in the future.

    Across five different teams (Professional Support, Research & Information Services, Practice Technology, Records & Information Governance, Knowledge Systems and Knowledge Operations), we support our lawyers to deliver elite legal and best-

    in-class client service. We contribute directly to the Firm’s 2020 vision for profitable growth and play an active part in enhancing the Firm’s reputation.

    Our work includes stewarding and championing the latest legal, client and market knowledge to providing front-line support for our practice teams.

    We deliver training and provide resources, and enable our mobile workforce to serve clients wherever they are. Alongside our lawyers, we share a commitment to delivering a first-

    class work product. For every matter and across every project, we strive to provide the most up to date information and research.

    We proactively look for efficient technical solutions and offer meticulous matter management and record keeping.

    Drawing on our substantial experience, know-how and wide-ranging market insights, we are a hub of excellence at the heart of the Firm’s global operations.

    Duties and Accountabilities

    Provide basic research assistance (For example, obtains cases, statutes, regulations, and articles)

    Generate login credentials and liaise with vendors to troubleshoot access-related problems

    Triage complex research requests to available librarians

    Obtain court documents

    Maintain data to support business processes for electronic and print resource management

    Handle procurement activities including accounts payable processing

    Create, curate, and maintain newsletters

    Perform related duties as required and handle administrative and other projects as assigned

    Qualifications

    Work week will include Saturdays and Sundays while rest days fall on weekdays

    Willing to work during EMEA / US or Asia Pacific business hours

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm

    Flexibility to work additional hours as needed to meet business needs

    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of standard PC applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, E-mail, Internet, and document management system software

    Ability to quickly learn new technologies

    Comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

    Consistent accuracy and meticulous attention to detail while maintaining a very high level or productivity

    Strong service orientation with commitment to exceptional customer service

    Solid interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

    Flexibility and willingness to accommodate changing priorities

    Ability to work independently as well as within a team

    Analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills

    Location and Reporting

    Reports to : Functional : Kathy Skinner, Director of Research & Info Services; Administrative : Mimcy Mejia, Manager of Knowledge Global Operations Center

    This role will report in Manila office

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