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Risk & Compliance Counsel

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Law Firm

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Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required


Wheeling, WV

Date Last Verified

Oct 12,2017

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Aug 08,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Risk and Compliance Counsel The candidate will ensure the accurate and timely identification of potential conflicts, compliance and risk management issues associated with firm operations. Will specifically handle day to day lateral and new business intake issues related to conflicts clearance, conflicts remedy and firm compliance issues. Will report directly to the firm's Chief Legal Counsel and coordinates on a regular basis with Director of New Business and Conflicts. Will be responsible for conflict research and conflict resolution to ensure potential conflicts are quickly and accurately identified and cleared pursuant to firm policy. Will consult with Risk Management Department Leadership to resolve complex issues that have been escalated for legal conflicts resolution. Assist with all conflicts of interest aspects of the lateral hire and new business processes as necessary. Serve as a principle resource to provide guidance to attorneys regarding potential legal conflict of interest issues. Will be responsible for various risk management and firm compliance initiatives including: guideline review and management; Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) compliance; Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) compliance and oversight, amongst other initiatives to be named and not defined here. Develop training and continuing education programs for legal and non-legal staff members on risk management and compliance policies and practices. Responsible for maintaining the highest level of confidentiality of all Firm matters and client information. Maintain knowledge of trends and legal developments impacting the department functions. Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have J.D. degree and admission to practice in good standing in a US jurisdiction required. Must have 1-3 years of related experience including a deep understanding of new client and matter and conflict of interest policies and procedures. Familiarity with rules governing conflicts of interest and the conflict resolution process desirable. Should have strong legal research and analytical skills. Must have ability to effectively establish working relationships with lawyers and staff, and to inspire collaboration and build consensus in order to exceed departmental standards and Firm objectives. Ability to maintain open lines of communication within and between departments and lawyers to share knowledge about clients, matters, and conflict of interest issues are needed. Must have ability to exercise sound decision-making abilities and good judgment. Should have excellent project management and organizational skills. Must ahve excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrates a strong customer service orientation towards internal and external clients; confirmed ability to interact with all levels of management, staff and external entities in a highly effective and professional manner. Proficient personal computer skills and knowledge of firm software including MS Excel and Word and conflicts database are needed.

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