Job Posting: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a Denver based law firm of 250+ attorneys, is seeking a Business Development Research Specialist who holds their Masters degree in Library and Information Science and has experience from within a legal environment.  This role is responsible for researching and monitoring a wide variety of resources for the purposes of identifying potential business opportunities with clients and prospective clients, analyzing related matters using information research tools, and providing strategic and analytical support to identify business development opportunities and strengthen client relationships.

The Business Development Research Specialist will provide competitive intelligence research and analysis service for all research requests emanating from the Marketing Department, including both the Business Development and the Communications groups. The successful candidate will respond to direct requests from attorneys and policy advisors relating to business development projects and will assist library staff with business research. The incumbent will report to the Senior Director of Marketing & Business Development and will be based in Denver.



Conduct competitive intelligence, business strategy and in-depth business development research on targeted prospect companies, individuals and industries, using both external and internal databases and human sources

Synthesize research findings in support of the firm’s business development initiatives and ensure the information is packaged in crisp, clear and compelling deliverables

Provide proactive monitoring and alerting using a variety of sources to identify potential prospects and trends in industries and customer segments of interest to the firm

Stay educated and current in the use of the most relevant and appropriate proprietary databases that directly relate to targeted research initiatives

Provide regular status reports on competitive intelligence research activities and accomplishments to various stakeholders

Work with senior lateral hires and business development managers to set up competitive intelligence initiatives to support new practices

Collaborate with co-workers on projects such as developing an internal business development database, encouraging cross-selling among attorneys and policy advisors, and planning events and communications campaigns

Additional responsibilities as assigned



Ability to keep up with new competitive intelligence materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands

Resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information

Excellent interpersonal, presentation and competitive intelligence communication skills; ability to work constructively, efficiently, and proactively with attorneys and policy advisors, who have limited time for business development

Ability to analyze company information and data within the context of the firm’s expertise and business development plans

Ability to research and organize data in a concise manner and keep abreast of industries, global economic information, legal and geopolitical trends

Ability to consistently provide high-quality business development and competitive intelligence research service to a large group of demanding users in a fast-paced business environment.



MLIS required; JD and/or MBA preferred.

Minimum of five years of substantive research experience in a professional services firm or corporate library, with at least one year focusing on competitive intelligence and analysis

Knowledge of the legal services industry required; marketing and/or business development experience preferred

Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse range of business development and competitive intelligence projects and prioritize multiple tasks and projects

Advanced online research skills and knowledge of electronic and print business resources

Knowledge and experience conducting research using tools such as Lexis Advance, Capital IQ, MarketLine, MonitorSuite, Business Development Premier/ContactNet, LinkedIn, Leopard List, and other public and proprietary databases

Strong written communication skills and ability to analyze and present complex information

Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment


Colleague Connection – Event Registration Open

2016 Colleague Connection: Predatory Publishers, Academic Libraries, and the Future of Scholarly Communication


Please join CAL, CCML, CoALL, the DU LIS Program, RMSLA, SRMA and our speaker, Jeffrey Beall, for the 2016 Colleague Connection.



Jeffrey Beall
Scholarly Communications Librarian & Associate Professor
Auraria Library
University of Colorado Denver


Program Description:

Think you know open-access? Think again. Most of the information about scholarly open-access publishing comes from open-access advocates who only tell one side of the story. At this talk, you’ll hear the other side of the story, the secrets about open-access the cheerleaders don’t want you to hear.

Register here:


Registration Deadline:

April 20, 2016


Event Date:

April 28, 2016

Event Time:

5:00pm – 8:30pm
5:00 – 6:15 Reception & Vendor Fair
6:15 – 7:20 Introduction and Dinner
7:20 – 8:30 Speaker and Q&A Session


Dinner Menu:
Entrées (choice of one):
Sesame chicken breast (Grilled breast of chicken marinated with sesame, soy, garlic and scallions)
Smoked gouda farfalle (Bow tie pasta baked with smoked gouda cheese and fresh spinach)

All entrées served with fresh baked dinner rolls and butter, a vegetable side, salad, dessert, and tea or coffee.



Regular Attendee $40
Student Attendee $30 (Student sponsorships are available. Fill out this form to apply: deadline is April 13, 2016)
Sponsor a Student $30 (Pay for a student to attend the event. The deadline is April 13, 2016)
Vendor Donation made separately (Includes two meal tickets and an exhibition table)
Speaker Complimentary



Pay using Paypal as a part of the registration process
or send checks made out to RMSLA to
Mary Arnold
13259  W 84th place
Arvada, CO 80005


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made by April 20, 2016 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given to cancellations after April 20, 2016.


Location, directions, and parking:

Ruffatto Hall, University of Denver, 1999 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210


Thanks to our Event and Student sponsors!

Colorado Bar Association
Colorado State Library
Rocky Mountain Special Libraries Association