Conflicts Attorneys- Temporary (NY, LA, Seattle, or D.C.) Job – Job #1569733

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CONFLICTS ATTORNEYS- NEW YORK, L.A.,  SEATTLE OR D.C.

1-2 Conflicts Attorneys to provide coverage on a temporary basis while employees are out on leave. This will be a full-time contract/ hourly job, from January 2020 - August  / September 2020. DUTIES:

  • Screening of potential client engagements in accordance with the firm’s risk management procedures and policies
  • focus on conflicts screening for new attorney hires
  • Perform and analyze conflicts database searches with respect to prior and current clients
  • Provide detailed reports to Practice Group Chairs, Partners In Charge, and other stakeholders
  • Work closely with HR Recruiting team in supporting the onboarding process with respect to conflicts of interest issues
  • Coordinate administrative opening of new matters for incoming attorneys. Including identifying conflicts of interest and drafting waivers with respect to those conflicts that a current firm client and/or a lateral hire attorney’s prior or current client may waive under the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Participate in training sessions for attorneys and staff regarding the firm’s conflict screening and new client/new matter intake processes
  • Participate in Conflicts coverage for conflicts checks related to new business intake
  • Update department training materials on conflict and new business intake issues
  • Run special searches as needed (i.e. prior relations of new attorneys, potential merger, etc.) to identify potential conflict issues
  • Participate in special projects involving new business intake, best practices, and risk management initiatives
  • Assist with other administrative tasks, and/or support as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • J.D. & license to practice in any state
  • knowledge of conflicts of interest rules under Rule of Professional Conduct required
  • Experience with conflict analysis in a large law firm environment
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written, required
  • Ability to build relationships with other attorneys to gain confidence in the conflicts analysis and approval process required
  • Attention to detail, analysis and organizational skills required
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player able to work in a fast-paced environment required
  • Experience with MS Office is required
  • Experience with Elite Records Management System

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