SourcePro Search is conducting a search for a Conflicts Attorney in our client’s Washington, DC office. The Conflicts Attorney will be a member of the Conflicts and New Business Intake Department and will report to the Managing Director of Conflicts and New Business Intake. This role is responsible for assisting the Firm’s Office of General Counsel, Compliance Officer, Conflicts and New Business Intake Department with legal research, analysis, and counsel on matters relating to conflicts of interest, ethics and professional responsibility issues, compliance, and other matters.
In this capacity, the Conflicts Attorney will:
Knowledge of and familiarity with conflicts rules as well as other ethics and professional responsibilities rules and laws in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America;
Working with non-attorney conflict staff to identify, analyze and resolve ethical and business conflicts issues related to requests for proposals, new business intake, lateral transfers, thrust-upon conflicts, media checks, secondments and other matters;
Working directly with attorneys and other stakeholders to resolve ethical and business conflicts and draft engagement and waiver terms, including scopes of engagement, specific and advance waivers, alternative fee arrangements and other terms;
Advising on ethical wall memoranda and working with stakeholders to ensure enforcement of same;
Experience using intake and conflicts products to perform conflicts checks (experience with Intapp’s new business intake and conflicts modules is desired);
Performing legal research and analysis relating to conflicts or other matters pertaining to ethics and/or professional responsibility;
Draft and present memoranda and presentations on recent developments in conflicts law;
Reviewing and recommending revisions to outside counsel guidelines and other terms, and negotiating same; and
Completing special projects under the direction of the Managing Director of Conflicts and New Business Intake and/or the Office of General Counsel.
Must demonstrate strong commitment to providing excellent client service;
Must maintain strict confidentiality of the affairs of the Firm and its clients;
Must be flexible and able to embrace shifting demands and tight deadlines;
Able to identify and escalate issues as appropriate and present them clearly and succinctly with proposed solutions;
Experience using various databases such as Intapp’s suite of products;
Excellent legal research and writing skills; and
Writing sample required with application.
J.D. required; and
2+ years of experience at a mid-sized to large law firm (preferably multinational).
Employees will be provided with an excellent career opportunity in a collaborative environment, in addition to a generous total compensation package with the opportunity to earn bonuses based on individual contribution and firm profitability.
Eligible employees can participate in the Firm’s comprehensive benefits program, which include the following:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Long Term Care, and Short and Long Term Disability
Voluntary 401k plan and profit sharing
10 paid holidays per year, and a generous PTO program
Family Support including Paid Parental Leave and Fertility coverage
Bright Horizons (Back-up child care, elder care and online tutoring)
Wellness programs (Employee Assistance Program, mental health and well-being events)