Conflicts Researcher

LA office of top Law firm is seeking a Conflicts Researcher.

Duties will include:

  • Conduct thorough and accurate research of corporations, agencies and individuals listed as incoming parties to client/matters, or submitted with preliminary conflicts checks;
  • Analyze and evaluate both the reference source research results and conflicts reports to determine whether conflicts-of-interest may exist with incoming parties;
  • Inform attorneys and administrative staff as to whether potential or actual conflicts exist and propose the necessary steps to resolve; Consult with management on complex conflicts issues potentially requiring the further direction of the Professional Responsibility Committee;
  • Conduct pro-active research of mergers, acquisitions and potential bankruptcies using various business reference sources and record findings in the conflicts database;
  • Prepare new business intake forms for review by the Conflicts Manager;
  • Research and process requests including close, reopen, client, matter, and mailing/contact change requests;
  • Work overtime as required; and
  • Handle additional Conflicts research and analysis projects as assigned.
  • Candidate requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • The ability to type 55 words per minute;
  • Prior Research experience
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • At least 1 year of legal  experience
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