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Title : Conflicts Attorney

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # RPXK846613


Conflicts Attorney Duties: The candidate will review, interpret and analyze conflict of interest reports to identify and resolve conflicts of interest. Review and analyze new business conflict of interest reports, identify potential conflicts of interest, and assist Partners/Associates in resolving them. Review and analyze lateral materials and conflict of interest reports and identify potential conflicts of interest; assist Partners and Firm Management in resolving same. Exercise discretion and professional independent judgment with respect to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest. Draft engagement and waiver letters as necessary and follow up to ensure waivers are obtained before new clients/matters are opened. Review language in Partner/Associate drafted waiver and engagement letters to ensure that they adequately address conflict concerns and engagement issues. Review outside counsel guidelines to identify deviations from the Firm's engagement policies; work with relevant Attorneys to appropriately address deviations. Confirm the need for ethical walls to screen individuals from particular clients and matters; manage and maintain the Firm's processes for implementing walls. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct as adopted in each state in which Blank Rome maintains offices and jurisdictional differences in all states and practice areas in which Blank Rome conducts business. Perform legal research as needed to resolve the potential conflict of interest situations. Train new conflict team members in conflict processes and procedures as needed. Participate in maintaining the integrity of the conflicts database, which contains confidential information about Firm clients and all related parties to specific matters, as well as information regarding lateral candidates. Must have and maintain internet access and the ability to work remotely after hours as emergencies and other business needs arise. Assist with special projects relating to risk management and compliance as they may arise. Handle other duties as assigned. Qualifications: A Law degree from an accredited Law school. Active Bar licensure in at least one state and in good standing. Should have 2+ years of law firm experience, preferably in risk management or corporate compliance. Experience in conflict identification and clearance at a large law firm. Experience with researching jurisdiction-specific rules as they relate to conflicts of interest. Experience with Intapp Open, Walls, Terms and Elite, or other computerized conflicts systems preferred. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to supervise the work of Conflicts Analysts and train them in system use, workflow, and procedure. Must exhibit initiative and problem-solving skills. Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe, and Outlook. Strong, functional knowledge of the rules of professional responsibility.
 
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