Description: A Full-Service Law Firm has an opening in multiple offices for a Conflicts Counsel. The Conflicts Counsel team supports the firm's critical risk management functions by performing all duties associated with preventing, mitigating, and addressing actual and potential ethical and business conflicts of interest, including:
  • Reviewing new business intake forms using proprietary software to ensure that all relevant parties have been appropriately identified;
  • Researching external and internal databases for pertinent information to vet prospective clients and other parties;
  • Analyzing conflicts reports for the purposes of identifying potential ethical and business conflicts of interest; and
  • While working closely with the firm's full roster of attorneys and business professionals to address and resolve conflicts of interest, gathering and evaluating relevant information, applying rules of professional conduct and other law, and drafting and finalizing conflict waiver and engagement letters.

Conflicts Counsel vet incoming laterals to ensure that there are no irresolvable conflicts of interest between a lateral's book of business and the firm's existing business. Additionally, and as needed, Conflicts Counsel establish ethical screens, review outside counsel guidelines, conduct legal research, and handle special projects. We are not currently accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Qualifications: Juris Doctorate (JD) with active license in resident jurisdiction required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Experience in a law firm environment required, with knowledge of conflicts of interest principles strongly preferred.
  • Ability to utilize research tools such as Dun & Bradstreet, Lexis, Hoover's, Edgar, and LegalKey, and to interpret the data produced by those systems.
  • Ability to research and apply the rules of professional conduct and other law in multiple jurisdictions to identify, evaluate, and appropriately address conflicts of interest.
  • Ability to effectively work with firm attorneys and business professionals to resolve identified conflicts where possible, including drafting and finalizing conflict waiver letters, is critical.
  • Ability to identify parties involved in various types of legal matters (including corporate, litigation, bankruptcy, labor & employment, tax, and estate planning) and define relationships within the firm's new business intake processes.
  • Proficiency to work independently and to exercise reasonable judgment in seeking input from the Director of Conflicts and the Office of the General Counsel as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Detail oriented with strong evaluative and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage a busy workflow, and work effectively on an independent basis and as part of a team.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:
This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment including, but not limited to computers, telephones, printers, and copiers.