The Competitive Intelligence (CI) Analyst is responsible for the research, preparation, and delivery of reports for current and prospective clients, industries, and geographic regions. Reports are bespoke to the requestor and include in-depth analysis of legal and financial data to create actionable intelligence. The CI Analyst will use a wide variety of databases and resources to collect organizational, legal, financial, and forward looking information. This position can be located in our Philadelphia, New York or Washington DC offices.
Essential Job Functions:
Conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, technologies, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and insights in support of client meetings, pitches and RFPs, as well as practice and business development projects.
Ability to identify, analyze and synthesize large amounts of data, including deal and financial, into recommendations that inform strategic business decisions.
Provide meaningful recommendations to help inform litigation and transactional business development and marketing strategy.
Identify and monitor trends to aid business development for both transactional and litigation clients, as well as cross-disciplinary industry groups.
Monitor various news/intelligence sources for business development and market visibility opportunities.
Enhance custom formats for delivering business information requests.
Additional duties as assigned.
Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the Firm.
Additional Job Description
This position operates in a professional office environment which is generally free of hazards and exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
This position requires regular attendance on-site at a Dechert location with some travel to different sites using various modes of private and commercial transportation. Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
This position routinely operates standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopy machines, fax machines and filing cabinets, and requires frequent communication with the firm’s employees and partners as well as third parties.
This position is mainly sedentary. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to read, sit and type for sustained periods of time; to walk, stand, reach, and bend; to open and close filing cabinets and access and retrieve materials in file rooms; to lift, carry and move files or other items of light to moderate weight; to operate equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
This position requires a normal audio range, with or without correction. It also requires the normal visual range, with or without correction. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Bachelor’s degree and MBA or equivalent work experience required; MLIS or JD a plus.
Minimum five (5) years experience in a research-focused role, in a law firm preferred, including experience researching and offering analysis of litigation, competitive intelligence, company/industry information, and financial data.
Knowledge of the legal services industry preferred; marketing/business development experience preferred.
Well-developed understanding of and experience in a law firm role providing research and company information to be used in legal and business development activities.
Ability to multi-task, judge priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
Excellent writing and editing skills necessary.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
Knowledge of and experience with conducting Internet-based research using tools such as Capital IQ, MergerMarket, Avention, Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ALM Legal Intelligence, Lexis AtVantage, Westlaw Monitor Suite and others is very important.
Strong technology skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat necessary.
About the Firm
Dechert is a global specialist law firm with 900 lawyers in 27 offices. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities and highest regulatory demands, we deliver practical commercial insight and judgment to our clients' most important matters. Nothing stands in the way of giving clients the best of the firm’s entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.