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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Conflicts Director (Porzio)

The folks at Porzio reached out, looking to promote a risk leadership position on their team.

Interestingly, they noted that while a someone who “ticks every box” would, of course, be welcome, they also welcome interest by candidates who feel they have the right mix of foundational skills, experience, and enthusiasm to take the next step in progressing their risk career. (So for those of you who have asked “What’s next?” this could be interesting.)

You can read more about their risk aims and aspirations in the description linked here and summarized below: “Conflicts Director” —


  • Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., a full-service law firm with eight offices in strategic hubs around the region, and two wholly-owned subsidiaries, seeks to hire a Conflicts Director in its Morristown, New Jersey office.
  • The Director works closely with Firm attorneys to ensure the Firm’s compliance with ethical rules governing lawyers, including prioritizing, analyzing, and presenting relevant hits to practicing attorneys on easy to interpret conflicts reports.
  • The Director will have significant contact with attorneys, assistants and Firm administrators regarding any conflicts, new business intake, ethical wall questions or requests, and will follow up with affected attorneys to ensure conflicts waivers are obtained from Firm clients when required.
  • In addition to their daily operational responsibilities, the Director will lead the Firm’s transition to a new conflicts and intake software solution.
  • The Director will assist in vetting third-party intake and conflicts systems to be used in conflicts research and new business processes and will provide training and other resources to ensure team members use the program maximize efficiency and adhere to policies.

Essential duties & responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Quality checks request submissions and searches conducted by legal assistants to ensure all parties and relevant affiliates were correctly searched.
  • Reaches out to impacted attorneys and supporting staff to prioritize conflicts hits and determine the appropriate action to be taken to resolve identified conflicts.
  • Works daily to answer conflicts, engagement letter, and new business questions. Escalates issues as necessary to Firm management.
  • Ensures that new business requests are processed accurately and promptly.
  • Ensures that staff resources are available as needed and shifted to different areas based on changing volume and areas of need.
  • Ensures that ethical walls or confidentiality screens are appropriately implemented
  • Works with Firm management to develop business requirements for conflicts and new business-related software and collaborates with Firm information technology personnel to implement these requirements.
  • Coordinates with Firm management in hiring, training, mentoring, coaching, and evaluating staff.

Education, Experience & Requirements:

  • JD-preferred
  • At least three years’ experience in a law firm conflicts and new business or equivalent position.
  • Experience using modern new business intake and conflicts applications
  • Firm grasp of the rules of professional conduct related to conflicts of interest
  • Ability to apply the rules of professional conduct to prioritize conflicts hits on reports and suggest steps affected attorneys should take to resolve high-priority hits
  • Experience drafting and/or reviewing firm engagement letters
  • Experience conducting corporate research on parties identified in a conflicts request

For additional detail:

You can see more details in the specific job posting here.

And read more about professional life and benefits at the firm on their careers page:

  • At Porzio, we recognize that a supportive, resourceful administrative team increases the entire firm’s potential for success. We depend on our administrative team for increased efficiency, prudent direction and comprehensive assistance.
  • We attract and motivate an exceptional group of administrative services personnel to support our attorneys and paralegals in providing exceptional service for our clients.
  • We offer challenging administrative roles in a respectful, collaborative environment. We encourage professional development and offer competitive salaries and attractive benefit packages.
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer – women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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