LSSF912020

CONFLICTS STAFF ATTORNEY

Legal

To $120,000

San Francisco, CA

Financial District

Education Requirements: Law degree from an accredited law school is required.

Job Description:


One of our premier law firm clients in San Francisco is seeking a Conflicts Staff Attorney.
 
Job Description
• Analyze conflict reports, document potential conflict situations, and propose resolutions.
• Facilitate the conflict-clearing process by communicating directly with appropriate attorneys and Firm General Counsel, as needed.
• Procure waiver letters and engagement letters from appropriate attorneys as deemed necessary in each jurisdiction.
• Review and analyze terms of engagement and outside counsel guidelines, identifying issues requiring further review for business and/or ethical reasons.
• Produce written summaries of conflicts issues and document rationale for all final conflict resolutions.
• Upon confirmation of need, establish ethical walls to screen individuals from particular clients and matters as part of the conflict clearing process. Independently manage workload to ensure prompt responsiveness to pending conflicts requests. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, tracking the status of individual requests and updating Firm attorneys as needed about the status of requests.
• Analyze prior legal affiliation reports for all new and lateral hires and present results to Firm management. Participate in the training and education of attorneys on Firm policies and procedures relating to the conflict clearing process.

The firm offers a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience, salary is flexible.
 

Job Requirements:


• Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor degree required. 2+ years of conflicts experience in large law firm environment preferred. Computer proficient with advanced skills in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Explorer, and Outlook) required. Experience with online reference materials and Boolean searching techniques also preferred. Knowledge of SQL database, electronic imaging and archiving a plus.
• Excellent analytical skills. Ability to think critically and read for detail, while regularly reviewing large volumes of information under time pressure. Ability to apply these skills to conflicts analysis, review and drafting of conflicts waivers, and other conflicts resolution tasks. Skills in issue spotting, follow-up, and resolution are essential.
• Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive conflict inquiries or complaints.
• Expert abilities in using a conflicts database.  Familiarity with automated conflict of interest clearance workflow procedures and systems as found in AmLaw 100 firms is preferred.

If you would like to learn more about the Conflicts Attorney position available in San Francisco, please submit your to resumes@legalspecialists.net  All inquiries held in strict confidence.
 

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