Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Communications Analyst to join our winning team in Washington, D.C. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
The Communications Analyst will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.
As a Communications Analyst at Latham, you are responsible for supporting the research and knowledge management needs of the Communications Practice Group. He or she is also responsible for supporting the client work of the Communications Practice Group, maintaining a system to track license and regulatory filing deadlines, preparing filings under attorney supervision, completing filings at appropriate government agencies, and communicating directly with clients to both obtain and deliver the necessary information regarding their regulatory status while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
Conducts legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate tools. Analyzes results for relevancy and appropriateness to the specific research request.
Compiles and organizes information obtained in research projects into a coherent, focused collection of information, accompanied by explanatory notes or memoranda if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user. Works with Attorneys requesting information and compiles and organizes information according to attorney preference.
Develops and maintains a familiarity with the work of the Communications Practice Group, including its laws, regulations, information resources, research needs and client services.
Monitors current industry and legal developments for the practice group and informs attorneys of important events through emails, bulletins or other appropriate means.
Prepares and files regulatory filings, with attorney and direct client interaction, and assures all filings are in accordance with the rules of the regulatory agency.
Provides awareness and training related to communications industry regulatory issues, current legal developments, the forms and precedents materials, and information resources available to the practice.
Conducts market research on the Communications Practice Group’s client and prospective clients, competitors and market share with the Business development, Research & Library, Global Strategic Research, and Financial Information Center teams.
Acts as the liaison between the Communications practice group, Business Development, Knowledge Management and Research & Library (including the Global Strategic Research & Analysis group).
Using familiarity with the practice area and in cooperation with attorneys active in the practice, collects, organizes, and analyzes the work product of the practice group.
As a Communications Analyst, you will be expected to apply your strong research skills and experience using tools such as Lexis, Westlaw, FCC websites, Capital IQ, and others. The successful Communications Analyst must have:
Strong analytical skills and familiarity with communications industry terminology, FCC filings, and practice trends.
Well developed and professional interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with people at all organizational levels of the firm.
Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal and the ability to deliver results in a clear and concise manner.
Strong organizational skills to manage time well, prioritize and handle multiple projects and the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus.
A Bachelor's degree required. A J.D. or Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or paralegal certificate preferred and two (2) years communications industry experience in a legal or project management role required.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by visiting the Latham & Watkins online application using the link provided.
Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.
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