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Regulatory Research & Monitoring attorneys, at an associate level, must have a general understanding of basic legal concepts. They should have the ability to understand and analyze the issue of law. These attorneys should be well versed in research, should know where to find the most up-to-date regulatory and statutory developments using Westlaw/similar legal databases and/or through internet searches, and to analyze case law. They should have the ability the present their findings succinctly on Excel or Word or any other format, as required. These lawyers must have exceptional writing and analytical skills. Moreover, they should show a constant zeal and desire to learn. They should escalate important questions to their senior team members. They should have professional language proficiency in English.
The primary responsibilities include:
- Applies themselves to understanding the underlying issues of a project.
- Follows step by step process of researching the issues and presenting the findings in the desired format.
- Understands legal writing and uses appropriate and pre-discussed formatting while presenting their findings.
- Interprets statutes and regulations correctly.
- Applies themselves to understanding case law.
- Thorough and meticulous with great attention to details.
- Achieve on time delivery (OTD) on client deliverables
- Attends mandatory training and certification courses.
- Co-operates with team members and acts as a team player.
- Escalates project specific issues timely.
- Organized and efficient – handles particular responsibility assigned to them quickly and accurately.
- Reports back to their seniors on the status of assignments.
- Effective on the floor in terms of sharing learning/insights with peers/seniors.
- Consistent presence and active participation at team, department, and company meetings and participates in voluntary professional development programs.
- Entry level contributor responsible for working within the project scope and budget.
- Accomplishes work with low to moderate supervision.
- Impact is normally within the immediate project team.
- Typically works on one or two projects at a time and as a member of the project team(s).
- Should bond well with the team and ensure a healthy work environment.
- May have to interact directly with clients on small research requests and hence, must be proactive in tracking the hours and budget.
Responsibilities, Qualifications, Certifications – External
- Ability to identify statutes and regulations applicable to the given legal issue
- Ability to interpret and summarize statutes and regulations
- Excellent analytical and logical skills
- Good writing skills
- Attention to details
- Must have a working knowledge of legal databases
- Basic knowledge of MS Excel and Word
- Effectively communicating results/findings of work in all mediums (verbal and written)
- Ability to understand instructions regarding legal research and follow the established methodology
- Adaptive to team and fosters collaborative approach
- Innovative approach to the project, when required
- Shows passion and desire to learn
- Diligence and ability to multi-task
- Must have an eye for details
- Must have: Law degree
- Language capabilities – Professional proficiency in English
- Commensurate with industry standards
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