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Location : Washington - Seattle
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Experience the prestige and challenge of Fortune 500 companies including dot coms, while enjoying the sunny lifestyle of the Southwest at this very busy, larger firm. Well-reputed in intellectual property, civil and securities litigation and corporate transactional practices, it is always striving towards excellence and professionalism in its associates, and actively encourages new associates to delve into responsible roles as soon as possible. Ready to meet the challenge? The associates here are some of the happiest associates in Phoenix and truly seem to enjoy the work that they do. We do not need to tell you that as a very successful Arizona firm the people here do appear to work very hard and we hate to say it but we will: Many are working New York type hours. The firm also has been criticized in many respects for its lack of diversity; however, we do not believe that this is a serious problem because the firm's recent hires have all been very diverse in our opinion. The firm also receives very high scores for the treatment of associates by partners and there does appear to be a very good relationship here between associates and partners with associates feeling they are part of the mix to a great degree and respected by partners. Most associates at this firm would much rather stay with the firm than switch firms. In our book this is a good sign.
Conflicts Attorney Duties: Analyze conflicts of interest on new business, firm lateral hires, and merger candidates. Resolve issues that arise in such matters, including drafting of waivers and advising on ethical issues relating to withdrawal and screening. Assist in the preparation of responses to firm discovery requests and firm subpoenas. Act as a legal advisor to firm lawyers on conflicts of interest issues. Perform legal research and prepare legal memoranda in response to requests from firm lawyers, managers, firm counsel, and various firm committees. Assist management in handling sensitive and confidential issues related to practice management and firm ethics. Provide training on conflict issues. Analyze complex factual situations and spot issues where problems might occur. Draft complex waivers, engagement, and joint representation letters in final format. Negotiate between firm lawyers in resolving disputes over conflicts and waivers. Contribute to the composition of new policies and procedures.
Qualifications: J.D. required and 3+ years of practice experience. An active member in good standing in any jurisdiction required. Strong working knowledge of relevant topics, legal issues, and the rules governing professional responsibility required. Demonstrated success in a stressful environment. Thorough knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct and their application to the practice of law. Strong database skills. Communicates both orally and in writing effectively; is timely with information. Solid understanding of jurisdictional differences in the application of different rules and principles to use in making a choice of law, including risk analysis. Arrive at good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment. Thorough understanding of a wide range of legal matters, including an understanding of the parties and their respective roles in transactions and litigation, knowledge of litigation procedures such as depositions, subpoenas, the role of co-defendants, and comparative fault. Solid understanding of business organizations and financing concepts (critical). Ability to think creatively about solutions to issues raised. High attention to detail. Uses time effectively and efficiently, concentrating on the more important priorities, and can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal. Ability to independently manage multiple tasks of varying importance.?Minimal supervision needed when working on independent assignments. Understands and respects the need for teamwork within the department and firm; follows procedures established to facilitate teamwork. Accept and convey decisions of Firm and Department Management in a professional manner. Preferred Qualifications: Understanding of litigation practice and working knowledge of law firm processes. Ability to detect procedural problems and determine appropriate relationships. Experience with legal research and writing.
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