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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Boston, MA

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Company name

Ropes & Gray LLP.

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


USA Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

Sep 04,2017

Posted on

Aug 25,2017

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Intake and Compliance Attorney Duties: Coordinates and consults with designated members of the Office of General Counsel, firm attorneys, the firm’s Intake Committee, and Practice Group leadership to bring in new business to the firm. Drafts engagement terms, including scopes of engagement, specific waivers, and alternative fee arrangements. Reviews, summarizes and recommends modifications to outside counsel guidelines and coordinates approval of such guidelines and engagement terms with all stakeholders. Collaborates with attorneys to settle on appropriate terms of engagement, and where requested, negotiates certain engagement, outside counsel guidelines, and waiver terms directly with firm clients. Communicates to the Intake Committee all relevant, valuable information needed for the new client review process. Reviews, interprets, and summarizes conflict report results and demonstrates sound analysis of conflicts issues. Resolves conflicts independently, as appropriate, by consulting with all relevant stakeholders. Develops expertise on conflicts rules and approaches in specific practice areas and helps to formulate templates, algorithms and frameworks of analysis for conflicts issues in such area. Advises lawyers regarding applicable professional conduct rules and applying them to specific situations. Performs searches of external and internal databases for pertinent information on prospective clients and related parties, and subsequently enters new information into the Elite and LegalKey databases. Conducts anti-money laundering due diligence and liaises with the Risk and Compliance Senior Manager on related issues. Participates in providing 24-hour coverage for conflict reporting via on-call system on scheduled weekends and holidays. Leads department-wide project management in specialized areas, including lateral hires, secondments, and bankruptcies. Works on special projects, as assigned. Conducts training of internal staff and lateral hires. Drafts and presents memoranda on recent developments in conflict law.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree required. Significant law firm practice in a large law firm strongly preferred. Background in conflicts and client intake issues may be advantageous. Database experience (such as Elite and LegalKey) may be advantageous. Excellent service orientation and interpersonal skills. Excellent evaluative and problem-solving skills. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the firm’s internal and personnel affairs. Able to interact effectively with colleagues at firm including attorneys and support staff. Able to be a proactive self-starter, who understands the details within a much larger context. Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; able to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks. Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties. Strong ability to escalate issues as appropriate and present them along with logical solutions to departmental management or partners. Able to plan, organize and carry out multiple projects simultaneously. Able to work in a multi-office environment.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ropes & Gray LLP.
Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199