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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
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Conflicts Manager Duties: Responsible for facilitating the processing of conflict search requests and resolution, in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel. Supports the Director of Client Intake and Conflicts by overseeing the Conflicts Attorneys and staff, conducting or facilitating lateral conflicts analysis, and resolving conflict search results in a timely manner. Oversees and mentors Conflicts Attorneys and staff by providing guidance with respect to analyzing and resolving potential conflicts of interest for new client/matter intake and lateral attorney hiring. Works with senior management and Firm attorneys on conflicts-related projects as needed, including but not limited to suggesting ways to improve reporting conflict results, clearing lateral partner candidates and ensuring that the conflicts team provides excellent customer service. Works with the Director of Client Intake and Conflicts and selected attorneys to identify and resolve conflicts. Oversees the conflicts team to make sure work is progressing in a timely fashion so that the client/matter intake process can proceed in a timely fashion. Assists in the preparation of waivers and draft engagement letters where applicable. Reviews Outside Counsel Guidelines for implementation to Intapp Terms. Keeps the Director of Client Intake and Conflicts informed of and updated on all matters requiring special attention. Develops new initiatives and modifies the conflicts department workflow to meet the changing needs of the Firm. Works closely with the Director of Client Intake and Conflicts to implement procedures, processes and discuss strategies to ensure compliance with Conflicts Policies as established by Firm leadership. Prepares and develops materials to train Firm attorneys and personnel on conflicts applications and reports. Continually monitors the needs of the Conflicts Department and makes staffing recommendations to the Director of Client Intake and Conflicts. Participates in the interviewing, hiring and annual performance evaluation process of the Conflicts team. Consults with Human Resources to resolve employee relations issues and handles disciplinary actions as needed.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree preferred. 5+ years of conflicts experience required. 2+ years of law firm management experience in a firm of 200+ attorneys required. Demonstrated knowledge of conflict of interest fundamentals. Must have strong communication skills, including ability to communicate clearly and precisely in both written and oral form with attorneys, staff and clients. Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and Excel. Elite, Intapp Open software, Dun & Bradstreet and Avention experience a plus. Proven ability to manage and mentor a diverse staff. Ability to exercise good judgment. Ability to work independently as well as with a team. Excellent organizational, analytical and written skills. Close attention to detail and ability to ensure accuracy at all times. Ability to work on complex matters in a fast-paced and high pressure environment. Ability to work with and handle confidential matters, and maintain confidentiality.
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