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Conflicts Attorney

Chicago, IL, US Dallas, TX, US Sacramento, CA, US Phoenix, AZ, US Miami, FL, US New York, NY, US Los Angeles, CA, US San Diego, CA, US Short Hills, NJ, US Houston, TX, US Washington DC, DC, US New Orleans, LA, US Denver, CO, US Atlanta, GA, US Newport Beach, CA, US Kansas City, MO, US San Francisco, CA, US Honolulu, HI, US Oakland, CA, US St. Louis, MO, US Palo Alto, CA, US New York, NY, US Boston, MA, US

Sep 15, 2022

Dentons US LLP is recruiting for a Conflicts Attorney to be based in any of our US offices. This position will provide support to all levels of personnel throughout the Firm and US Region and  will be responsible for review and analysis of conflicts and other issues related to firm acceptance of new clients and new matters.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Review and provide thorough and timely analysis of all firm new business in order to identify legal and business conflicts of interest
  • Utilize available internal and external databases to review and analyze conflicts of interest reports with respect to clients, matters and prospective business.
  • Facilitate resolution of potential conflicts issues for lawyers firm wide.
  • Advise as to necessary waivers.  Assist in drafting waivers and engagement letters or other documentation for Partner review and/or submission to clients.
  • Proactively communicate with department leadership on complex conflicts questions and other compliance issues.
  • Maintain thorough, accurate and current records of all conflicts resolutions in order to ensure integrity of the database and assist in identification and clearing of future conflicts of interest.
  • Investigate and resolve erroneous, outdated or otherwise incomplete data on conflicts reports in order to maintain integrity of information in firm conflicts database and other records.
  • These duties may be ongoing or ad hoc in nature.
  • Other duties as may be assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position.

 

 Qualifications: 

  • Ideal candidate should have a JD and must be licensed to practice law with at least 3 years of legal experience.
  • Prior experience working with law firms or corporate legal departments
  • Experience with conflicts analysis strongly preferred but not required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work productively with firm personnel at all levels.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent customer/client facing skills.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy, attention to details, consistency and quality.
  • Able to effectively negotiate with and influence colleagues and others to achieve a successful outcome.
  • Strong legal research skills.  In addition, stay current with recent research and thinking on ethics and conflicts best practices and rules across jurisdictions in which the firm has offices. Maintain a sophisticated, relevant base of knowledge in these areas.
  • Able to work under pressure to tight project deadlines and can adapt to differing demands, prioritizing tasks where appropriate and ensuring complete 'follow through' on outstanding issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law.
  • Knowledge of Intapp conflict checking, ethical wall and business intake software a plus.

Dentons offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

 

Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com


Nearest Major Market: Chicago