Position: Research Analyst, New York, NY


This is a full-time, research investigations position that requires an individual to fulfill multiple roles during daily office operations and within a project. This role conducts comprehensive open source and public records background investigations for private clients, often in support of anticipated or ongoing litigation, and other investigative matters, as assigned. This role provides project management support by keeping track of project phases and ensuring work product effectiveness and proper completion.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct background investigations and other investigative assignments using open source intelligence (OSINT) research techniques and other intelligence gathering tools including LexisNexis, Westlaw, etc.
  • Conduct public record research to locate civil, criminal, probate, and administrative proceedings in multiple jurisdictions around the country
  • Identify, collect, and analyze OSINT, media, social media, and public records for relevance and significance
  • Identify accurate names, verify identities, uncover related entities and associates, and obtain identifying information for locating witnesses or other parties relevant to the client’s matter
  • Draft and complete client-ready written reports of research/investigation results in a concise, clear, yet comprehensive manner
  • Based on scope of projects, may interview subjects and witnesses, coordinate technical support, and submit orders for document retrieval
  • Support business development and marketing efforts by researching companies, persons, or business areas
  • Assist with new business presentations
  • Work with other researchers and investigators collaboratively for an exchange of ideas
  • Extensive utilization of databases both internally and externally
  • Stay up to date on OSINT research techniques and database scopes
  • Assist in Project Management
  • Perform various administrative tasks including timekeeping, receipts, and invoices


  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Self-starter, ability to multi-task and accomplish tasks with limited supervision
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Relationship Management
  • Judgment, Professionalism & Business Navigation

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years+ prior OSINT and public records research experience required
  • Two (2) to five (5) years working at a law firm, law enforcement agency, crisis management public relations firm, or investigative journalism preferred
  • American Money Laundering (AML) or Financial Crime experience a plus
  • Strong internet research, precise writing, data analysis and organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, LexisNexis, Westlaw, and PACER


Travel out-of-area to other regional offices and internationally from time to time may be needed.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  There may be requirements for after-hours responsiveness in urgent client cases, including weekends and holidays.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.