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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Conflicts Staff Attorney

I was pleased to receive word from the team at Cooley, who are following up the previous post announcing their NBI/Conflicts Analyst role with another job opening announcement: “Conflicts Staff Attorney.” Key details on this additional position:

Location: New York, Los Angeles Palo Alto, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, or San Diego

The business intake and conflicts function is essential to the firm’s:

  • (1) compliance with (a) ethical obligations prevailing in jurisdictions in which the firm maintains offices and in which it practices and (b) the firm’s Risk Management policies and procedures
  • (2) avoidance of malpractice claims and ethical violations
  • and (3) ability to onboard new business, in the form of new clients and new matters for existing clients, new timekeepers and new employees in a timely fashion.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Director of Business Intake and Conflicts, the Conflicts Staff Attorney will be responsible for assuring compliance with applicable Rules of Professional Conduct and assisting and managing other loss prevention functions.”
  • The Conflicts Staff Attorney is a staff attorney who understands the rules that govern legal practice and can perform practical processes to ensure compliance with those rules. The Conflicts Staff Attorney does not practice law for any client other than the firm and maintains professionalism and strict confidentiality in all client and firm matters.”
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct as adopted in each state in which the firm maintains an office, and jurisdictional differences in all states, countries and practice areas in which the firm conducts business
  • Monitors ABA and jurisdictional rules for changes. Suggests modifications in firm policy to the Director of BIC for approval
    Analyze and resolve conflicts of interest related to new business and new hires
  • Effectively work with Managers, Directors, Conflict Analysts and firm attorneys to obtain the relevant information to make determinations on conflict issues
  • Draft and review ethical screens, conflict waivers and risk management engagement letter provisions
  • Review and analyze client-imposed engagement letters and outside counsel guidelines to which the firm is asked to agree by clients and prospective clients
  • Conduct research projects as assigned relating to conflicts of interest issues
  • Conduct advanced level research projects on corporate affiliations and corporate relatedness

See the complete job posting for more detail on job and to apply

Learn more about working at Cooley (Seven-Time Fortune Best Company to Work For) on their careers page:

  • “Working at Cooley provides an opportunity to work in an environment of collaboration, challenge and reward. We are all part of one firm dedicated to maintaining a diverse workplace that values and celebrates differences—from the way we relate to and support each other, to the way we work together to meet the needs of our clients. It is the unique abilities and perspectives of every individual at Cooley that creates a rewarding workplace.”
  • “For Cooley, this means offering all employees the tools, training and mentoring they need to succeed. It enables every individual to balance work and family obligations. It looks beyond the Firm’s four walls, fostering community involvement. It includes becoming leaders and contributors in our communities.”


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