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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Conflicts Analyst (Sheppard Mullin)

In this BRB jobs update, I’m pleased to highlight an open role at Sheppard Mullin: “Conflicts Analyst” —

  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, a global Am Law 50 firm, is seeking a Conflicts Analyst.
  • The Conflicts Analyst is a member of Sheppard Mullin’s Office of the General Counsel. Working under the direction of the Conflicts & Business Intake Manager and other in-house counsel, the Conflicts Analyst reports on potential conflicts of interest relating to matter intake and lateral hiring.
  • This position will support the West Coast business hours of 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM (Pacific Time).
  • *This position has a remote work arrangement with the ability to work from home.


  • Analyze and summarize potential conflicts of interest for further review/resolution by in-house attorneys.
  • Conduct factual research using internal and external resources, which may include researching corporate relationships (using LexisNexis, D&B, web publications and similar public databases) and discussions with attorneys and/or legal support staff to gather information and/or clarification regarding a party or matter.
  • Perform conflicts research, database maintenance, data entry, and special projects, as requested.
  • Respond to inquiries timely and effectively.

Essential Functions of Job:

  • Collaborate with attorneys in the Office of General Counsel to research, analyze, and resolve conflicts of interest.
  • Review client/matter intake forms and ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Review searches and reports for clients, matters, lateral attorney candidates and/or other new business, using the Firm’s conflicts and intake databases.
  • Ability to articulate in writing the key findings in the form of a summary or report.
  • Monitor and address all incoming email to shared department email inbox for urgent requests.

Qualifications and Experience
Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience within conflicts administration at a mid to large size law firm
  • Experience with iManage, LegalKey, Intapp, or similar Conflicts administration software
  • Basic typing skills (at least 40 wpm)
  • Proficiency with Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to compile, review, filter, synthesize, and interpret information which is varied in content and format
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and make decisions when appropriate
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply the applicable rules of professional conduct regarding conflicts of interest
  • Strong research skills using internal and external resources.
  • Proven aptitude to quickly learn new applications
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to produce a high quality and accurate work product with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with attorneys and staff at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with clearing/resolving conflicts (i.e. reviewing engagement letters and contacting partners)

Bachelor’s Degree

Computer/Software Knowledge

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with database search systems such as Elegrity (now iManage) E-VALUATE, Legal Key, and/or Intapp Open.

Work Environment

  • Overtime will be required on occasion as the workload demands.


California: The pay range for this position is $37.00 to $56.00 per hour.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Sheppard Mullin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, protected medical condition, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.


About Sheppard Mullin:

Sheppard Mullin is a full service Am Law 50 firm with over 1000 attorneys in 16 offices located throughout California and in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Washington, D.C., Brussels, London, Seoul and Shanghai.  The firm’s California offices are located in Century City, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Del Mar, San Diego and Silicon Valley.

Global companies turn to Sheppard Mullin to handle a full range of corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions.  In the U.S., the firm’s clients include half of the Fortune 100 companies.

Our practices include:

Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Corporate, Entertainment, Finance, Government Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Land Use, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax, White Collar

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