Conflicts Attorney – for top tier law firm in Washington, DC.
This position is responsible for initiating the conflict clearance process for all new engagements in response to new client/matter requests from partners; actively consulting with and following-up with responsible partners handling new engagements regarding conflicts clearance. Responsibilities for this position: analyze results from conflicts database searches and outside sources to identify potential or actual conflicts posed by new work or new hires; advise firm lawyers regarding conflicts clearance; draft conflicts waivers as necessary and takes steps to cure conflicts; instruct/oversee work of the nonlawyer conflicts staff; document/audit steps taken to clear conflicts; work with ethical walls/screens managed within Intapp Walls tool; along with non-lawyer conflicts staff, maintain/update conflicts database with information about Firm clients and matters, client subsidiaries and affiliates, related parties, etc.
Law degree from accredited school
Active DC bar membership required
Familiarity with D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct
Ability to provide instruction in a business setting
Proven legal/business research experience utilizing online databases and print resources required
Prior experience with Intapp OPEN or similar automated conflict of interest clearance workflow procedures and systems as found in AmLaw 100 Firms
Strong analytical skills, interpersonal/written communications skills
Must have the ability to synthesize complex data into a manageable, logical explanation of the legal issue and recommended steps to be taken.
Excellent judgment and confidence in knowledge of when to escalate an issue.
Salary is commensurate with experience.