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Location : District of Columbia - Washington
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Conflicts Attorney Duties: Responsible for daily review and analysis of conflicts and other issues related to firm acceptance of new clients, new matters and lateral attorneys, and interface with the firm s clearance partners regarding approval of new matter and lateral attorney hiring requests. Handle additional assignments from the firm s Professional Responsibility Counsel, the Committee on Professional Responsibility and firm administration, as needed. Analyzes conflict of interest reports for all new firm representations and lateral attorney hires to identify potential conflict problems. Resolves conflict of interest issues (to include obtaining necessary waivers and drafting ethics wall memos) related to the firm s clearance of new clients, new matters and lateral attorneys. Analyzes information provided with new matter requests for compliance with firm policies and applicable rules of professional responsibility, and reviews and edits draft engagement letters for compliance with same. Reviews client outside counsel guidelines and assists with assessment of firm s ability to comply. Conducts orientation of staff and attorneys regarding new matter approval process. Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Law degree and bar membership. 2+ years of practice experience as a lawyer in a mid-size to large law firm. Experience in the area of conflict of interest law and/or professional responsibility is preferred. Basic knowledge of conflict-of-interest principles under professional responsibility rules. Basic knowledge of an automated financial management system such as Elite, MS Word, Excel, and internet research related to corporate family relationships. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff and attorneys. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements. Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and maintain a productive committed work effort, meeting deadlines and managing workload. Ability to analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, apply critical and creative thinking, and pay strong attention to detail, to draw valid conclusions or develop solutions to complex problems.
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