Knowledge & Research Analyst

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with 675 attorneys and over 1,000 total on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is seeking a Knowledge & Research Analyst to support Taft’s Indianapolis office.

We are seeking a Knowledge & Research Analyst with 3+ years' of library experience to support the Indianapolis office. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal research for attorneys and staff using free and subscription resources in electronic and print formats.
  • Conducts in-depth research and analysis on companies, industries, competitors, marketplaces, and technologies.
  • Produces cogent and succinct deliverables in response to research requests.
  • Monitors various news and intelligence sources for business development opportunities and market visibility.
  • Contributes to department’s strategic planning, outreach efforts, and policy formulation.
  • Conducts training and orientation sessions for attorneys and paralegals.
  • Assists in miscellaneous administrative tasks including collection development, product review, and the maintenance of the physical library materials.
  • Exhibits exceptional customer service skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Successfully manages deadlines and prioritizes projects.
  • Stays up-to-date with industry trends, tools, and technologies.
  • Dependable and able to provide high-quality service in a fast-paced environment.
  • Uses discretion when working with confidential and/or sensitive matters.


  • Master's degree in Library & Information Science from an accredited graduate program required.
  • Three years of library reference experience.  Law firm or corporate experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience researching in specialized  legal and business resources (Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, etc.) is strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and document management software.

Interested candidates should apply to Alycen Cummings,

Taft is a State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Affirmative Action Employer as required in those jurisdictions. Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.