Temporary Conflicts Attorney

Am Law 200 Law Firm is seeking a Temporary Conflicts Attorney 

Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Juris Doctor; licensed to practice in one or more United States jurisdictions required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of conflicts of interest rules under the Rule of Professional Conduct required, prior experience with conflict analysis in a large law firm environment is ideal
  • 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
  • Strong customer service skills, including understanding and responding quickly to a variety of inquiries, are required
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet project deadlines is required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office is required; experience with Elite Records Management System is preferred
  • If qualified interested and available, please send an MS Word version of your resume to jessica,levinson@specialcounsel.com



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