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Summer Associate Training with The New York Law Institute: Investigating Companies

Research guide and tips for summer associates. Built thanks to the help of community guides: Seton Hall's Transactional Law Research LibGuide and Summer Legal Research Tips - Illinois College of Law Library.

ProQuest Business Market Research

Find company information for 40,000 public and non-public companies. Content includes in-depth industry analyses, company location information, financial summaries, competitors, top officers and more. (link)

Bloomberg Law

To search for information on a Company:

  1. Select Browse all content 
  2. Select Business Intelligence
  3. Select Business Intelligence Center
  4. Select Company Lookup.  Enter the name of the company in the search box and then click GO.
  5. The Company profile retrieved with contain information such as: 
    • Company news
    • Financial information
    • Management portfolios
    • Filings
    • Holdings
    • Litigation
    • etc...
  6. You can follow that company by selecting "Add to Watchlist" 
  7. You can obtain an in-depth report by selecting "Create Report" and then "Quick Reports" or "Custom Reports"
  8. Consider creating a report on a company using the "Company Report Writer"  
  9. Search company public filings by selecting "Search Edgar"  

Business Intelligence Center (link)



Search for a public company's operations and financial information with EDGAR search tools here

Before you get started, check out the SEC publication "Researching Public Companies Through EDGAR: A Guide for Investors".

For an explanation about which filing types contain different types of information (such as earnings announcements, executive compensation, SEC correspondence, etc), click here.


Westlaw Company Investigator

Company Investigator provides information on public companies and selected private companies (link).

Lexis Advance

Use the Market Tracker from the M&A database within Practice Advisor to obtain information about a company.

Alternatively, obtain company information through Lexis Advance by selecting the content type "Company and Financial"