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ProfileConflicts Staff Attorney Duties: Review and analyze conflicts reports for both new business and lateral hires to identify potential conflicts. Communicate with Firm lawyers to gather more information relevant to potential conflicts and determine steps for resolution. Provide Firm lawyers with summary of review, highlighting potential issues. Work closely with Firm lawyers, the Deputy General Counsel, Conflicts and New Business, members of the Committee on Professional Responsibility and other members of the Office of General Counsel to assist with conflict resolution through implementation of screening requirements and obtaining waivers as required. Perform analysis and review of new business forms and provide assistance in the new business intake process as needed. Assist with transitioning new business clients to the Firm for lateral partner hires, including a complete conflicts analysis and resolution, drafting engagement letters and waivers, and assisting with matter opening. Study and stay current with laws and rules pertaining to conflicts of interest in each jurisdiction where our offices are located. Maintain records for tracking and timely completion of all conflicts review projects undertaken within the firm. Perform various special projects and duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree or equivalent. Admission to a Bar in jurisdiction where Firm has office (preferably Illinois or New York). Knowledge of rules of professional responsibility. Preferred: Conflicts clearance experience at large law firm. Database research experience. Strong legal analytical and research skills. Strong organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Good judgment. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others. Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion. Able to work under pressure. Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities. A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment.
Sidley Austin LLP
1 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017
Make sure that people aren't getting overwhelmed with work as that will just lower the quality of their work in the future.Pros : This firm seems to understand what people's wants and desires and does it's best to fulfill them to the best of their abilities.