Job Details

Professional Responsibility Counsel

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Feb 22,2018

Posted on

Jan 26,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Professional Responsibility Counsel Candidate will advise and assist the Firm’s attorneys and staff in connection with professional responsibility matters, primarily the identification and resolution of conflicts of interest. Reports to the Firm’s Assistant General Counsel. Advises firm attorneys and staff regarding professional responsibility – primarily conflict of interest issues associated with new matters, lateral attorney/paralegal candidates, and efficacy and integrity of ethical walls; Analyzes prospective legal matters across every practice group to identify conflicts of interest and other ethical issues; Works directly with firm attorneys and staff in the U.S. and in affiliated firms to analyze and resolve complex conflicts of interest; Advises staff members in Conflicts Resolution Group and New Business Intake regarding conflicts of interest and appropriate resolution; Drafts and reviews engagement letters, conflict waiver letters; Works as part of a team with attorneys and staff members in the New Business Intake and Conflicts Resolution Group and the Office of General Counsel; and Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Active law license in good standing in state where practicing. 5+ years’ experience in law firm or in-house legal department. Prior experience in conflicts resolution and legal ethics highly preferred. Substantive knowledge of Rules of Professional Conduct and current state of legal ethics issues. Excellent written and verbal skills required to communicate complex legal issues. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with attorneys, staff and clients on a regular basis. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of work and handle numerous matters simultaneously. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines. Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.

Additional info

Ref. 18000114. Send application materials.

Company info

Joel Shulman
Legal Recruiting Manager
DLA Piper.
203 North La Salle Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601

Review:

"I received great training here as an intern"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

I would like to see management really get on top of things and make sure that everyone is on the same page and I would like to get some of the rude attorney's get lectured or replaced.

Pros : I received a lot of help here while I was an intern and I greatly enjoyed my interactions with most of the attorneys here. There was always plenty of work to go around as well.
Cons : Unfortunately, there is a real lack of leadership at this firm. At times it can feel like a real free for all. I always felt as though some of the attorneys were really standoffish.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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