Conflicts Attorney at Careerbuilder in San Francisco, California

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description

Role Summary

The Conflicts Attorney is responsible for assisting with the review, identification and resolution of potential conflicts issues with respect to clients, matters, new business and incoming lawyers firm wide. The Conflicts Attorney will actively follow-up on conflicts clearance with all responsible parties handling new engagements, and will conduct thorough, daily reviews of firm conflicts of interest reports, resolving any identified issues on a timely basis. The Conflicts Attorney reports to the Manager, Conflicts Analysis and works closely with all members of the Conflicts and New Business Intake Department as well as the firm's Conflicts & Ethics Committee.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and provide thorough and timely analysis of all firm new business in order to identify ethical and business conflicts of interest

  • Utilize available internal and external databases, communication with Partners, other lawyers and business services colleagues to follow up on and resolve all potential conflicts of interest

  • See all conflicts of interest issues through to final resolution including drafting of waivers, engagement letters or other documentation for Partner review and/or submission to clients

  • Proactively communicate with members of Ethics & Conflicts Committee on complex conflicts questions and other compliance issues

  • Maintain thorough, accurate and current records of all conflicts resolutions in database to ensure integrity of the database and assist in identification and clearing of future conflicts of interest

  • Investigate and resolve erroneous, outdated or otherwise incomplete data on conflicts reports and ensure corrections are made in database and other records to ensure integrity of information

  • Serve as a resource to the firm's Conflicts and New Business Intake Analysts and Assistants in order to assist in timely and accurate preparation of conflicts reports

  • Assist firm Legal Administrative Assistants, lawyers and business services staff in understanding the firm's new matter intake, conflicts, Anti Money Laundering, and other compliance procedures

  • Work with firm business development professionals on pitches and other business initiatives as needed

  • Stay current with recent research and thinking on ethics and conflicts best practices and rules across jurisdictions in which the firm has offices. Maintain a sophisticated, relevant base of knowledge in these areas

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and capability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization in various functions and locations

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law

  • Exceptional tact, diligence, and analytical rigor

  • Comfortable and conversant with technology

  • Able to effectively collaborate or work autonomously as appropriate

  • Able to effectively coach colleagues who are not direct reports

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's and Juris Doctorate degrees.

  • Active CA Bar Membership

  • Minimum Two Years' of Conflicts or related experience, preferably in a large law firm

Physical Activity/Other Miscellaneous

  • Flexibility to work outside standard business hours as needed

Location(s)San Francisco