Research Analyst

Administration and OperationsAll Practice AreasSeattle, WA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

Job Description
At K&L Gates, we are looking for innovative, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

K&L Gates is seeking a Research Analyst to join one of its U.S. offices, with a preference for placement in our Seattle office. This position will provide legal and non-legal research services, analysis and training instruction to all K&L Gates’ lawyers and allied professionals across its global platform. The successful candidate will be a highly-skilled researcher, able to work cooperatively with the full Library & Research Services team and via its virtual request management platform. Additionally, the successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to providing high-quality work product and customer-oriented service, and an understanding their regular working schedule will be in support of our Pacific time zone service hours.

• Provide expert research and consultative services via a centralized workflow tool to lawyers and staff across multiple time zones.
• Conduct online legal and business research using resources including, but not limited to, Lexis, Westlaw, Cheetah, Bloomberg and Capital IQ.
• Prepare and deliver instruction on research methods and resources to lawyers and staff on-demand, virtually, and in scheduled live sessions.
• Actively liaise and communicate with selected practice and industry groups to develop subject expertise and facilitate better and more proactive service delivery.
• Participate in available professional development opportunities and remain current on technological, professional and industry developments in librarianship.
• Present clear, readily digestible results, responsive to the question(s) asked, and in a timely manner.

• Additional technical services tasks and projects may be assigned as needed. 
• Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, evening and/or weekend hours to meet deadlines.

• Qualified applicants should have a Master’s degree in library or information science, preferably with course work in law librarianship, and/or a J.D. degree.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of legal research methods and all of the research tools to which the Library & Research Services department team has access to.
• Successful candidates will have an outstanding customer service orientation and strong oral and written communication skills.
• Must have strong collaboration skills, and the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects, often on tight deadlines, while maintaining a fine attention to detail.

• Work in fast paced environment with unscheduled interruptions.
• Carry out responsibilities in an honest, ethical, and professional manner.
• Occasionally work an adjusted schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines.
• Operate in an office setting that is largely sedentary, requiring the routine use of a computer and other standard office equipment.



K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

Notice: We participate in E-Verify in certain Firm locations for purposes of verifying employment eligibility.


We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.