Regulatory Analyst

04 Jul, 2021


Regulatory Analyst

Cooley LLP
Washington, DC

Regulatory Analyst

Position Summary: The Regulatory Analyst supports Cooley’s regulatory attorneys (potentially including National Security / CFIUS team) by monitoring federal and state legislative and regulatory developments impacting a broad array of industries and helping Cooley attorneys anticipate and respond to changes in government policy and enforcement posture.

Specific duties may include, but may not be limited to, the following:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, research, and analyze federal and state legislation, judicial decisions, regulatory proposals, political trends, and other agency initiatives affecting Cooley clients.
  • Curate research results and assist with and contribute to the preparation, editing, and delivery of internal guidance and client alerts (e.g., blogs and email newsletters).
  • Maintain charts and databases to track research and other initiatives, and assist with various document and information management needs of the practice group.
  • Develop, implement, and manage internal processes to monitor timelines and checklists in support of practice group projects.
  • Update and refine practice tools (e.g., diligence materials, questionnaires).
  • Manage government/regulatory filings and compliance processes.
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests, often under tight deadlines.
  • Other tasks as assigned by practice group or paralegal management.

Skills and Experience:


  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in public policy, international studies, or a related field.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience monitoring, researching, and analyzing federal and state legislation and policy matters.
  • Availability to work overtime, as required.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel.


  • Experience working in or consulting for or with respect to federal and/or state government agencies.
  • Specific interest or experience with national security matters, including with respect to the Committee on Foreign investment in the United States (“CFIUS”).
  • Previous law firm experience.


  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work well with others – including delegating and being directed by multiple supervisors.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and, as needed, direct projects autonomously.
  • Excellent organizational skills – must be able to manage multiple projects while maintaining high quality and excellent client service.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position along with their resume.

Cooley LLP offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits program. EOE.

Working at Cooley provides an environment of collaboration, challenge and reward. We are dedicated to maintaining a diverse workplace that values and celebrates differences, and we believe the unique abilities and perspectives of everyone at Cooley are a major part of creating a rewarding workplace. Diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in our culture, and we are committed to being a leader in the legal community. From professional development to external partnerships, accountability for progress is integrated into every step of our employee and client experience.

For Cooley, this means offering all employees the tools, training and mentoring they need to succeed. It means enabling every individual to balance work and family obligations. It means looking beyond the firm’s four walls and fostering community involvement. It means becoming leaders and contributors in our communities.

Our people-first philosophy, trademark cooperative spirit and firmwide commitment to inclusion and wellness are central to our success and the driving force behind our global growth. Cooley is devoted to continually advancing our standing as one of the world’s greatest law firms, and we believe part of that is achieved when we live up to the promise of making our firm a great place to work.

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Job posted: 2021-07-04