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Conflicts Attorney

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Law Firm

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Oct 16,2017

Posted on

Aug 10,2017
Practice Area
Other >> Other
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Conflicts Attorney Responsibilities: Responsible for the entire conflict checking process, from research through resolution of new clients, new matters, and additional party submissions. Analyzing conflict reports, documenting potential conflict situations, propose resolution and coordinate the documentation of resolutions. Procure and draft waiver letters and engagement letters from appropriate attorneys as deemed necessary in each jurisdiction. Confirm need and establish ethical walls to screen individuals from particular clients and matters as part of conflict clearing process. Review prior legal affiliation reports as prepared by Conflicts Department staff for all new and lateral hires. Resolve potential conflicts with incoming laterals and Firm attorneys. Review and approve conflicts forms as necessary. Travel to other Firm office locations as needed. Participate in after hours rotation to cover urgent conflict issues that arise outside normal hours of the department.

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Qualifications: JD Degree is required. License to practice law in the United States required. Requires 2+ years of professional work experience preferably in a legal environment with demonstrated research and complex problem-solving skills. Proficiency with Microsoft programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel, and the ability to learn new software programs are required. Ability to learn and utilize specialized internal conflict checking software and multiple software applications and workflow processes of various departments. Issue tracking, follow-up, and resolution skills are essential. Ability to analyze legal conflict of interest situations, articulate potential issues, and suggest resolutions to attorneys is required. In addition, ability to articulate an understanding of legal relationships and the nature of representations undertaken is essential to meet the minimum performance standards of this position. Exhibit high degree of initiative in exercising independent judgment and making decisions in order to handle multiple functions in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment, and adapt to changes in workflow, processes, and procedures. Excellent troubleshooting, time management and follow-through skills. Must have and maintain internet access and ability to work remotely after hours as business needs dictate. Desired: Knowledge of and proficiency in relational databases such as MS SQL, LegalKEY, and CMS Open are highly desired.

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