Conflicts Researcher at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 8 days ago.





Job Description:

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you'll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

As a Conflicts Researcher, you will utilize Intapp Open conflicts software and online research tools to generate accurate reports on the firm's prior involvement with parties involved in potential new business. You should have familiarity with legal terminology used for common business structures. You must be highly attentive to detail and have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and must possess effective communication skills with the ability to work with all levels of staff and attorneys utilizing tact and diplomacy.

THE DAY-TO-DAY:

On any given day, you will be working with firm leadership, partners, and business colleagues on a variety of requests and projects. You will:


  • Generate new business conflicts of interest reports according to department procedures, utilizing Intapp Open conflicts software and available online research tools.

  • Have a working knowledge of all department standard operating procedures and understand conflicts request workflow.

  • Understand basic conflicts of interest principles as taught by the National Conflicts Manager and Conflicts Attorneys.

  • Demonstrate sound judgment in managing your assignments in relation to firm and department priorities.

  • Ability to interpret and analyze information. Demonstrate ability to compile, review, filter, synthesize, and determine logical conclusions or recommendations based on data and information which is varied in content and format.

  • Must be a self-starter; able to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment; and exercise independent judgment in performing all aspects of your assignments.

  • Other responsibilities, as required.

YOU HAVE:


  • Bachelor's degree, highly preferred, however if you have prior experience in conflicts or other areas of law firm administration you may be considered. Prior work experience in a legal or professional service environment desired.

  • Experience with relational databases, such as Intapp Open, LegalKey, or CompliGuard Analyze, desired.

  • Previous online research experience preferred, including Dun & Bradstreet.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel and the ability to learn new software is required. Experience working with PDF software is a plus.

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

We provide competitive salary and benefits at all levels. For associates, we provide comprehensive training through our mentoring programs, CLE initiatives, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners.

Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence.

We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.

MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:

With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the followinglink:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Seyfarth is an EO Employer -M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

This position is based in Chicago, IL 60606