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Title : Conflicts Analyst Assistant

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # DFYZ605756

This is a large, full service, leading international law firm that is well established. This firm is committed to preeminence in a full spectrum of legal services throughout the three major areas of their practice — commercial, litigation, and government regulation. They represent a diverse client base that ranges from local entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 multi-nationals. Attorneys at this firm believe in contributing to their community through an extensive pro bono commitment. The atmosphere at this firm is very friendly, for they are dedicated to maintaining an environment in which they all work together as a team and in which they respect each other as professional colleagues and enjoy each other's company as friends. Associates are able to develop as lawyers by gaining experience, taking responsibility, learning skills, and working closely with colleagues and clients. This firm also invests a great deal of time into making their work environment a place where their employees feel comfortable so that they will stay for the long term, and they encourage their attorneys to strike a balance between their career and life outside the law.
Washington, D.C. office seeks a conflicts analyst assistant with 2-4 years of conflicts of interest researching. The candidate assists the new business conflicts manager and the director of new business conflicts with conflicts research, analysis and clearance on projects including bankruptcy debtor/special and ordinary course counsel representations. Reviews and performs analysis of outside counsel guidelines. Handles large scale conflicts checks. Performs preliminary e-mail conflicts check and other research and analysis associated with special interest initiatives in the firm. Assists attorneys in identification and resolution of conflicts of interest; coordinates receipt and documentation and preparation of engagement letters and client waivers and/or consents. Meets with members of the ethics committee to identify conflicts of interest and receives final approval on permitting the firm to undertake new business. Meets with members of the executive committee to identify and resolve conflicts of interest. Prepares and implements screens/firewalls when required in connection with new business. Assists with maintenance and update of the conflicts database. Assists new business conflicts manager with the training of conflicts research assistants. Analysis and resolution experience is preferred. Elite database or comparable database experience is a plus; if the candidate has no prior conflicts experience, must have 3-5 years of legal background as a legal assistant with strong litigation, large document production background, researching and database experience. College degree is preferred. Strong organizational skills are required. Must also have Word processing skills, knowledge of Word and Excel.

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