Conflicts Lawyer / Analyst

Calgary, AB, CA Edmonton, AB, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Toronto, ON, CA

Sep 26, 2023


Please note that prior conflicts experience in Canada and/ or the US is essential for this role. UK conflicts experience will be considered. 


Dentons is designed to be different. Our firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo and deliver consistent results as well as uncompromising quality and value to our clients. Our global presence is renowned with over 20,000 individuals in more than 200 offices across 82 countries.  


Dentons Canada is committed to its people and communities. We are consistently recognized as an employer of choice having received numerous awards including being selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2023); Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2023); Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2023); Mansfield Rule 4.0+ Certification; Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards, North America 2021; and Canada Law Awards for Pro Bono Initiative of the Year 2021.


This role is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise.


About the role


Are you interested in utilizing and expanding your experience in the areas of conflicts and ethics, while working with innovative leaders and colleagues around the globe?  Are you a lawyer who looks for creative solutions to problems and enjoys collaborating within a dynamic team?


Are you interested in thought provoking and challenging work, while maintaining a standard work schedule, with the option to work remotely? If so, we would love to talk to you about joining our team of conflicts professionals!


The Firm is currently seeking a Conflicts Lawyer / Conflicts Analyst to join our Conflicts team. Working primarily from and with the Office of the General Counsel in the Canada Region, the Conflicts Lawyer / Analyst will join the Canada Business Acceptance Team and will assist with potential conflict of interest issues firm wide while playing an integral role in the firm’s client-matter intake process. 


What you’ll be doing


  • Develop search strategies, conduct, review and analyze conflict of interest reports with respect to new and existing clients, new mandates, potential lateral hires and firm responses to RFPs. 
  • Assess conflicts compliance with relevant rules of professional conduct and the firm’s own conflicts policies.
  • Facilitate resolution of potential conflicts of interest with lawyers and professionals firm wide. 
  • Draft waivers and coordinate the implementation of ethical screens. 
  • Draft and review conflicts-related language for client engagement letters. 
  • Become proficient working in the firm’s client-matter intake platform (Intapp Open)
  • Advise lawyers and professionals as to the firm’s rights and obligations under existing client engagement agreements
  • Upon request, communicate directly with firm clients and lateral candidates on conflicts issues
  • Contribute to the department's 'know how' system.
  • From time to time, assist other colleagues with queries and help train junior members, if needed. 
  • From time-to-time, develop and deliver training / Continuing Professional Development courses to firm lawyers
  • Other duties as assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position.





  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or LLB or JD. Foreign qualified lawyers are welcome to apply.
  • Prior conflicts experience in Canada or a similar jurisdiction such as the US is essential, preferably with an international business law firm. Conflicts experience in other jurisdictions such as the UK will be considered.  
  • Minimum of 3 years of legal experience, preferably with a business law firm. 
  • Bilingual (English and French) language skills considered an asset.


Technical skills

  • Experience in matter opening or management, and managing confidential information. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of conflicts rules and related professional responsibility requirements across Canada. 

Personal skills / attributes

  • Ability to maintain discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Methodical approach to work; takes an efficient and organized approach.
  • Able to interact positively at all levels within the firm and a good team player.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent client/customer facing skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others and contribute to their resolution.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to make decisions and remain calm while under pressure – particularly when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Able to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines.
  • Able to exercise tact and diplomacy in an organizational setting.
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive.
  • Strong technology orientation preferred. Previous experience with IntApp Open strongly preferred.
  • Can carry out all responsibilities in a way which supports the firm’s values and promotes its equal opportunities and diversity principles.
  • Be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude.  Demonstrate commitment to privacy and ethical conduct.
  • Preference will be given to applicants willing to work hours that align within the Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone.


What we offer


Join a firm that is recognized as one of the top 100 employers in Canada (2023)!


  • Competitive salary and benefits package 
  • Generous allowance of flex and vacation days
  • RRSP matching program
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Subsidized fitness program
  • Various social events and activities throughout the year

*We thank all applicants who apply however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



Equal Opportunity Statement

At Dentons Canada, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values, they are foundational to our business. We believe that ID&E is essential to the shared success of our team and our clients. Our forward-thinking and inclusive culture supports the professional development of all our people, enhances the leading services we offer to our clients, and informs our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. As a testament to our commitment to ID&E, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 12 consecutive years (2011-2022), as well as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022) for the fifth time.

Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation.

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