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Non-Practicing Conflicts Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Dec 23, 2021

Valid Through

Apr 07, 2022

Posted on

Oct 28, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Lisle, IL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Non-Practicing Conflicts Attorney
The candidate will be responsible for performing conflict searches for new clients, new employees, new matters, and submissions across all offices as a key component of the Firm’s new business intake and hiring processes. Perform conflicts of interest searches and due diligence checks for incoming attorneys, staff, clients, and matters. Analyze, review, and approve conflicts reports and identify possible areas of concern. Manage all client/matter intake data and ensure data is accurate and adheres to established policies and procedures. Identify misinformation and adjust search terms as needed to produce accurate results. Collaborate with the Risk and Information Governance team to ensure all processes are properly documented, stored, and easily accessible. Provide insight and suggestions for process improvement and stay abreast of industry trends related to the conflict of interest process. Manage efforts to resolve conflicts and communicate resolutions with attorneys in the firm. Draft and review waiver and engagement letters as directed by attorneys in all offices. Develop screens for possible conflicts to ensure appropriate individuals do not access conflicting client and matter data. Liaise with firm attorneys to identify business conflicts and take necessary steps to document and resolve those conflicts.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and active license to practice law with 2 years of experience as a Conflicts Attorney or equal experience practicing law; strong understanding of risk management and legal relationships; ability to independently identify conflicts of interest and make decisions to resolve those conflicts; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong research skills and ability to problem solve and analyze complex data; ability to manage complex legal information, document processes, and suggest solutions; strong interpersonal skills to communicate with both internal and external clients at all levels of the organization; ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity as appropriate to each situation and demonstrate a high level of professionalism; available to work remotely, after hours, as needed, and quickly produce results; proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel and ability to adapt to new software. Must be able to perform all essential duties; must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1306

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ice Miller LLP
2300 Cabot Drive
Suite 455
Lisle, IL 60532
Fax: 630-955-0662

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