A US Law Firm, a large full-service law firm with offices in seven (7) cities across the U.S., is looking for a Risk Management Counsel Manager to fill a full-time exempt position in any of its office locations in St. Louis, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. With over 400 attorneys and experience in 50 areas of law, A US Law Firm is regularly recognized for providing clients with outstanding value and service. Driven by our core values of integrity, innovation and diversity, we collaborate and work in a welcoming, highly productive, and inclusive environment.

Reporting to the Associate General Counsel & Senior Director of Risk Management, the Risk Management Counsel Manager oversees the Risk Management Counsel team. Collaborating closely with Risk Management Counsel, Risk Management Analysts, and Client Intake teams, this role provides guidance to Firm attorneys and staff on risk management and loss prevention issues, focusing on the client-intake process. Responsibilities include ensuring attorney compliance with relevant Rules of Professional Conduct, improving conflict-checking procedures, and addressing conflicts of interest for new clients, matters, and hires. This position offers a hybrid-remote work schedule after initial in-office training.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead the Risk Management Counsel team by providing training and oversight to ensure the team is successfully carrying out its core responsibilities and job duties.
  • Provide performance related coaching and feedback to direct reports and formally review and evaluate the performance and work of team members and prepare performance evaluations.
  • Collaborate with Risk Management Counsel, Risk Management Analysts and Client Intake team to guide Firm attorneys and staff on risk management/loss prevention issues with particular emphasis on the client-intake process.
  • Collaborate with the various departments to effectively improve processes to promote efficiency and accuracy and support organizational goals.
  • Assist attorneys with compliance with Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Devise methodologies to ensure best practices in the conflict checking procedures of the Firm.
  • Ensure that potential conflicts of interest for new clients and matters and new hires are identified, addressed and resolved.
  • Identify, create and implement processes and best practices across the Risk Management Department to promote efficiency and accuracy, utilizing available technology.
  • Establish and implement performance metrics to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of Risk Management Department.

Education and Experience Qualifications
  • J.D. degree with five (5) to seven (7) years of practice experience in a private law firm environment is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of supervising and leading a team is required.
  • Significant experience with the ethics and conflicts of interest rules is required.
  • Experience in operational process improvement and strategic planning, is required.
  • Licensed to practice law and member in good standing required.
  • Must have thorough understanding and appreciation of basic conflicts rules governing the private practice of law.
  • Must be familiar with the ethics and conflicts of interest rules of the jurisdictions in which the Firm practices.