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Conflicts Specialist

Chicago, IL, US Dallas, TX, US Short Hills, NJ, US Houston, TX, US Atlanta, GA, US Miami, FL, US St. Louis, MO, US Washington DC, DC, US Phoenix, AZ, US New Orleans, LA, US Kansas City, MO, US Denver, CO, US

Mar 14, 2023

Dentons US LLP is currently recruiting for a Conflicts Specialist who will be responsible for assisting with the review, identification and resolution of potential conflicts issues with respect to new business opportunities and to ensure compliance with ethical and professional rules of responsibility and risk.  The successful candidate will have particular responsibility for assisting with conflicts checking across various jurisdictions, and identifying and resolving legal and business conflicts.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for clearing clients and matters for particular practice groups. Should conflicts issues require resolution, communicating in a confident and professional manner with partners, associates, assistants and other conflicts attorneys.
  • Review new intake forms to ensure party information submitted for conflicts checking is complete. 
  • Use internal and external databases to conduct research on prospective clients, adverse or involved parties and determining the status of relevant matters.  This includes verifying open and closed dates, ascertaining the nature of an entity’s role in a particular matter, and producing and searching a corporate trees for new clients and adverse parties.
  • Review reports with fellow team members and the US Conflicts Manager to ensure search criteria applied would produce the appropriate hits in order to generate the conflict report.
  • Process client and matter revisions to ensure Elite data is up-to-date and valid.
  • Assist lawyers, secretaries and paralegals on how to utilize the conflicts system.
  • Other department projects as assigned by the US Conflicts Manager.
  • Work closely with other staff members in the department, lawyers, paralegals, secretaries and other levels of management.

 

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. JD preferred.
  • One year of law firm experience. Previous experience in conflicts and intake advantageous.
  • Knowledge of applicable ethical rules and risk management requirements, governing conflicts of interest and conflicts resolution processes.
  • Understanding of the type of work undertaken by a large global law firm along with an appreciation of commercial and legal terms.  Keeping up-to-date with changes in the corporate landscape would be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in technical applications.  Knowledge of Intapp is a plus.
  • Utilize research applications such as Dun & Bradstreet and Capital IQ.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage complex projects and assignments while maintaining tight deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of personnel in a global market with tact and diplomacy.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, provide coverage on holidays and weekends, as needed.

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