Support Analyst

Location: New York
Department: Information Technology


Description: Katten is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad.  Our nationally recognized practices include corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, environmental, commercial finance, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, and trusts and estates.  Our more than 650 attorneys serve public and private companies, including a third of the fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals.  We provide full-service legal advice from locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.

Support Analyst-Information Technology


Under the general direction of the Technical Services Manager and according to established Firm policies and procedures, is responsible for providing efficient and timely delivery of Level 2 desktop support in a Windows 7 networked environment consisting of 400+ users.  Maintains professionalism and strict confidentiality in all client and Firm matters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but may not be limited to, the following.  Other duties may be requested and/or assigned.  Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.  Essential functions are primary job duties that an individual must be able to perform successfully with or without a reasonable accommodation.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide general problem solving and assistance on diverse software applications, network infrastructure, and computer hardware systems.
  • Provide technical assistance by responding to end user problems regarding hardware or software errors, malfunctions, or questions about applications.
  • Escalate hardware, software, and network issues to third-party personnel or individuals in other Firm offices as appropriate, and work directly with such individuals in problem resolution, identification, and implementation.
  • Develop and maintain technical working relationships with similar positions in other Firm offices in order to gain/impart knowledge transfer on Firm systems.
  • Provide technical support for a variety of client/server applications including, but not limited to, MS Windows 7, MS Office 2010, VMWare, Citrix, Exchange/Outlook 2010, SCCM Remote Tool, iManage, InterAction, departmental applications, Blackberry/RIM, iPhone and Android devices.
  • Provide technical support for current and future network infrastructure products.
  • Contact vendors as necessary to troubleshoot issues.
  • Track and document support activities and assets using the help desk call tracking system.
  • Recognize, troubleshoot, and diagnose computer, printer, software, and network connectivity problems.
  • After-hours support is managed on a rotating basis.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and two or more years technology-related experience preferably in a large legal or professional services firm; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency working with the Firm's application software suite which includes, but is not limited to. MS Office 2010, Outlook 2010, VMWare, Citrix, iManage, SCCM Remote, Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices. "Hands on" experience and knowledge of MS Windows 7 administrative/support tools. Active Directory, LAN/WAN, TCP/IP. DHCP, and DNS preferred.
  • Proactive, with the ability to identify, define, and analyze detailed support issues and problems, and to recommend and implement solutions.  Ability to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills requiring an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic with comprehensive knowledge of desktop support in a Windows 7 networked environment in order to provide technical assistance and problem resolution to the various Firm applications and systems.
  • Exhibit high degree of initiative with demonstrated troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills in order to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, and consistently changing work environment with the ability to make decisions based upon results of research.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with courtesy and diplomacy and efficiently follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to provide technical support and training to a diverse group of users having different levels of computer expertise including attorneys, support staff, and clients.  In addition, maintain effective relationships with vendors and consultants.
  • Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.  Ability to act independently and make decisions within scope of the position’s responsibilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills including record keeping, data collection, and system information.  Ability to compile and analyze data and furnish information in report format, written correspondence, e‑mail, or verbally.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including computer, laser printer, telephone, photocopier, scanner, calculator, facsimile, etc.
  • Ability to occasionally retrieve and distribute technology-system-related items, written documentation, or office supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Work occasionally requires more than 35 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position because after-hours support may be required.
  • The work environment is characteristic of a normal office environment with moderate exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc. 

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; transportation fringe benefit program; back-up care option; generous paid time off policy; and long-term and short-term disability policies. 

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA-M/F/SO/Disability/Veteran. 

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