I was truly delighted to get an email last week from my friend Judy Berman, Global Director of New Business Intake and Information Management at Shearman & Sterling.
She noted that if you’re reading this right now, you’re the “exact audience” the firm wants to make aware of their new Conflicts Supervisor job opening:
- “The Supervisor, Conflicts is responsible for managing the day to day functioning of the Conflicts Department, as well as assisting in aligning and promoting Firm practices related to taking on new clients across all offices.”
- “This position will involve the day-to-day management of conflicts requests, the new matter intake function, ethical walls, scheduling of staff, and workflow/matter opening follow-up.”
- “Additional responsibilities include supervising Conflicts and New Business Intake Analysts in responding to questions and requests from Partners, Legal Administrative Assistants, and other Firm constituencies regarding the new business intake process.”
- “The Supervisor, Conflicts will assist in developing appropriate standards for risk management, implementing those standards and ensuring compliance with the policies and procedures promulgated.”
- “The Supervisor, Conflicts is responsible for handling the team’s time off requests, scheduling, and interviewing potential candidates for new or replacement positions with respect to conflicts staff and drafting annual Staff Performance Evaluations for discussion with the Senior Manager, NBI & Info Management.”
- See the posting for more detail on job responsibilities and to apply
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Attributes include:
- Knowledge of risk management processes and procedures in a large, international law firm, as well as a basic understanding of the ethical requirements of the New York Code of Professional Conduct.
- Skilled at using the full suite of MS Office software; and various applications including Elite, Intapp New Business Intake (NBI) and Intapp Conflicts; and outside databases including D&B, Orbis, CapitaIIQ and WorldCheck.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
The position is located in New York and they’re seeking someone with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a conflicts function at a large law firm, 2 years of which were supervisory in nature.
Learn more about working at Shearman and Sterling on their careers page:
- “We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best and most diverse talent from around the globe to serve our clients with the insights, judgment and excellence that they expect from us. We know that the continued success of our firm, our people and our clients are inextricably bound, and require that we reflect the variety of perspectives and backgrounds represented in our ever more interdependent world.”
- “Shearman & Sterling is a global business. We rely on a team of dedicated professionals to make one of the world’s top law firms run effectively. When you join our business services team, you’ll be part of a highly regarded firm with sophisticated, wide-ranging practices, forward thinking business leaders and an extensive global footprint that distinguishes us from our peers. We look for professionals who are best in class and bring with them a level of know-how and enthusiasm in a wide range of functional disciplines.”
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