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Applied Legal Researcher



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024

Why Harvey

Harvey is a secure AI platform for professionals in law, tax, and finance that augments productivity and automates complex workflows. Harvey uses algorithms with reasoning-adept LLMs that have been customized by our expert team of lawyers, engineers and research scientists. We’ve found product market fit and are scaling our team very quickly. Some reasons to join Harvey are:

  • Exceptional product market fit: We have partnered with the largest law firms and professional service providers in the world like A&O, PwC, and many others.

  • Strategic investors: Raised over $100 million from strategic investors including Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and the OpenAI Startup Fund.

  • World-class team: Harvey is hiring the best technical and non-technical talent from places like DeepMind, Google Brain, Stripe, FAIR, Tesla Autopilot, Superhuman, and Glean.

  • Partnerships: Our engineers and researchers work directly with OpenAI to build the future of generative AI and redefine professional services.

  • Performance: $0-20M ARR in the last 12 months.

  • Value: Top of market cash and equity compensation.


We are looking for a legal researcher with a strong understanding of how large firms and other organizations deliver professional services and execute complex legal and knowledge work tasks. We have incredible product-market fit & demand across diverse customer profiles. Executing on this demand requires a strong understanding of our customer’s workflows and how those workflows can be accelerated by AI systems.

To facilitate the development of these systems, you will:

  • Work with clients to understand their workflows and develop subject matter expertise on high value problems at leading professional services firms

  • Translate these problems into AI systems and work closely with our ML research team to define and develop these systems

  • Elucidate and develop expertise from generalist models through prompt engineering and fine-tuning

  • Build proprietary internal benchmarks to evaluate models and model systems

  • Receive and integrate feedback from clients into research and development processes to define and achieve positive outcomes

  • Tackle unsolved AI product problems — user experiences for million-token many-step agents, instant retrieval over huge TB datasets, etc.

  • Work closely with our founders, execs, and research teams


  • 3-7 years of experience at a large law firm or equivalent professional service provider

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality work product on demanding deadlines

  • Ability to effectively communicate with both clients and internal stakeholders and translate seamlessly and effectively between both groups

  • Ability to define positive outcomes in situations with underspecified success criteria

  • Willingness and desire to do work in the trenches — e.g., grading hundreds of answers, breaking down thousands of documents — getting the models to do junior associate work requires a lot of things that look like junior associate work


In consideration of market analysis and relevant factors, the salary range for this position is set between $200,000 and $250,000. However, adjustments outside of this range may be considered for candidates whose qualifications significantly differ from those outlined in the job description. Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in our equity plan and benefits program. Benefits include, but not limited to: Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits (401k match up to 4%), and flexible PTO.

Harvey is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law.