Legal & Business Research Analyst

Administration and OperationsAll Practice AreasPittsburgh, PA

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.

The global law firm of K&L Gates is seeking a Legal & Business Research Analyst to join its Pittsburgh office.  The Legal and Business Research Analyst will provide legal and non-legal research services, analysis and training instruction to all K&L Gates’ lawyers and staff.

This position is part of the Library & Research Services team, situated in multiple offices, and works collaboratively to serve lawyers and staff across K&L Gates’ global platform. This position reports directly to the Manager, Library & Research Services in our Pittsburgh office, with additional oversight and advisement provided by the Manager, Reference & Research Services in our Seattle office.


  • 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, WK Cheetah, Bloomberg Law and Capital IQ/Hoovers.
  • 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.


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.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

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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.