Requisition Number: 2020-10-03031-0174-002
Job Title: Knowledge Management Specialist
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hours: 40

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Knowledge Management Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Knowledge Management Specialist assists with the development and implementation of the Firm’s knowledge management and innovation initiatives and projects. The KM Specialist provides ongoing support for solutions that leverage knowledge and information and drive a culture of innovation to improve Firm-wide productivity, operating efficiencies and strategic imperatives.  The KM Specialist utilizes Firm software products and platforms, including SharePoint and iManage, to organize and manage the Firm’s knowledgebase to make know-how and work product searchable and available both in-house and remotely. Attention to detail is extremely important in this role.


  • Provide practice groups and their attorneys with knowledge management support
  • Work with Knowledge Management Lawyers and Practice Support to implement innovation and knowledge management solutions in connection with Practice needs
  • Discuss attorney know-how and work product organization issues with Firm management, partners, associates, and practice groups and recommend software products, platforms, processes, and work-flows to address such issues
  • Create iManage know-how and knowledge collections and prepare innovative integrations with enterprise search tool
  • Identify attorney know-how, legal research and other attorney work product for possible inclusion in online collections and organize same
  • Upload attorney know-how and work product into a variety of environments including SharePoint, iManage
  • Build practice group and topical sites and maintain collections of know-how and work product for the benefit of practice areas, partners, associates and groups
  • Assist in the deployment of new software products and platforms, test such environments, participate in pilots of such environments and document results
  • Administer and engage in data entry for a wide variety of Firm databases including SharePoint environments, STB Personnel, Committee Membership, CLE collections, etc.
  • Oversee ownership of data, know-how, and work product collections
  • Prepare and distribute daily alerts to attorneys and clients and monitor news sources in support of such preparation
  • Support special projects and perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • 2 to 4 years of relevant experience required; law firm Knowledge Management preferred
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Familiarity with all types of attorney know-how and work product
  • Conceptual understanding of knowledge management techniques
  • Project management skills with the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive matters in a fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint, iManage, enterprise search, and basic office software
  • Strong technical skills and aptitude
  • Strong communication, analytical, and troubleshooting skills

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree required
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