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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Conflicts Counsel & Manager (Eversheds Sutherland)

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Conflicts Counsel & Manager” — The Conflicts Counsel & Manager executes the overall strategy for and management of processes related to the analysis and resolution of potential conflicts. The Conflicts Counsel & Manager will also be responsible for managing the firm’s new business intake and conflict checking systems. This includes management of the remote conflicts team.

Responsibilities and Duties Include:

  • Assesses potential conflicts identified by the Conflicts Analysts and Conflicts Coordinators, whether arising as a result of new business intake for Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, or incoming lateral attorneys; determines when a conflicts review should be escalated to the Director of Conflicts and Client Information.
  • Ensures all requests are being handled accurately and in compliance with the Global Conflicts Process and Global Conflicts Policy.
  • Supervises the establishment of ethical screens and monitors compliance with such screens.
  • Maintains knowledge of current laws and rules pertaining to conflicts of interest in each jurisdiction in which the firm maintains an office and ensures consistent conflicts and ethics practices across all of the firm’s offices.
  • Reviews client-provided outside counsel guidelines for non-standard engagement terms and maintains a database of client-specific engagement terms.
  • Helps design and facilitates improvement of the firm’s new business intake and conflicts system.
  • Ensures the conflicts team is trained on applicable Firm systems and processes relating to conflict resolution.
  • Maintains a training manual for the Conflicts Analysis team.
  • Manages the entire conflicts team to include Conflicts Analysts, Conflicts Coordinators, Conflicts Counsel and Conflicts Analysts.
  • Recommends process improvements and implements the same upon the approval and direction of the Director of Conflicts & Client Information.
  • Determines appropriate staffing levels and hourly shifts to ensure global service coverage.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Include:

  • A JD from a recognized law school, in addition to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Admission to a bar in a jurisdiction in which the firm has an office in the U.S.
  • At least four years of combined experience as a practicing attorney in a law firm or equivalent experience, combined with recent law firm conflicts, new business intake, rules of professional conduct and ethics experience. Experience working in and supporting a matrixed, multi-location and multi-office organization. Global Law firm experience is preferred.
  • Strong technology skills and the ability to embrace and master new technologies easily and effectively. Experience on current legal applications and technology including Intapp Conflicts, Intapp Wall Builder, Agile Point BPM and Aderant desired.


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