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Location : Illinois - Chicago
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Conflicts Attorney - Non-Practicing Position Responsibilities: Responsible for clearing conflicts for all new clients, new matters, and additional party submissions. Analyzing conflict reports, identifying potential conflict situations, oral and written communication with Firm attorneys, and coordination, proposal, and documentation of resolutions. Procure, review, and draft waiver letters and engagement letters from appropriate attorneys as deemed necessary in each jurisdiction. Confirm need and establish ethical walls to screen individuals from particular clients and matters as part of conflict clearing process. Liaise with General Counsel and other Firm attorneys to identify business conflicts issues and review and approve conflicts forms as necessary.
Requirements: JD Degree is required. License to practice law in the United States required. 3 years of experience practicing law or experience as a Conflicts Attorney in a large law firm setting strongly preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel, and the ability to learn new software programs are required. Ability to learn and utilize specialized internal conflict checking software and multiple software applications and workflow processes of various departments. Issue tracking, follow-up, and resolution skills are essential. Ability to analyze legal conflict of interest situations, articulate potential issues, and suggest resolutions to attorneys is required. In addition, ability to articulate an understanding of legal relationships and the nature of representations undertaken is essential to meet the minimum performance standards of this position. Exhibit high degree of initiative in exercising independent judgment and making decisions in order to handle multiple functions in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment, and adapt to changes in workflow, processes, and procedures. Excellent troubleshooting, time management and follow-through skills. Must have and maintain internet access and ability to work remotely after hours as business needs dictate. Knowledge of and proficiency in relational databases such as MS SQL, LegalKEY, and CMS Open are highly desired.
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