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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Lateral Conflicts Attorney (Paul Weiss)

I’m always delighted when a firm that posts a job opening comes back for seconds, having filled the position.

This week, I’m pleased to highlight another open role at Paul Weiss: “Lateral Conflicts Attorney” —

  • Paul, Weiss is looking to hire an experienced Lateral Conflicts Attorney to join the Professional Responsibility Department.
  • The Lateral Conflicts Attorney will assist with all aspects of conflicts clearance for incoming lawyers and other firm personnel.
  • The Lateral Conflicts Attorney will report to the Professional Responsibility Director and work closely with lawyers and business professionals throughout the firm.


  • Review Conflicts Questionnaires submitted by lawyer and staff candidates, and communicate with candidates regarding additional questions and clarifications.
  • Conduct thorough analysis on lateral matter lists to identify actual and potential conflicts of interest.
  • Collaborate with attorneys across the firm in order to resolve lateral conflicts issues.
  • Liaise with recruiting and human resources departments to adequately meet lateral hiring demands.
  • Advise firm attorneys on lateral screens and waivers, as necessary.
  • Draft waivers and work closely with partners and candidates to obtain waivers, as necessary.
  • Coordinate within the department in connection with the creation of lateral ethical screens.
  • Respond to inquiries from candidates and coordinate with candidates regarding conflicts clearance status.
  • Proactively communicate with partners and management regarding complex conflicts issues.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records of all conflicts resolutions and related communications.
  • Assist with conflicts clearance and drafting waivers and engagement letters in connection with new business intake, as needed.
  • Develop expertise on conflicts rules and approaches in specific practice areas and formulate templates and frameworks of analysis for conflicts issues in such areas.
  • Assist with conflicts clearance and drafting waivers and engagement letters in connection with new business intake, as needed.

Required Skills:

  • JD required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience as a practicing attorney in a conflicts department required (specific experience clearing lateral conflicts preferred).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytic, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Methodological approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy, attention to detail, consistency and good decision-making skills required.
  • Experience with analyzing conflicts of interest and the law of conflicts of interest.
  • Strong technological skills, knowledge of conflicts clearance and ethical screening software preferred.
  • Aptitude for learning new systems, including ability to participate in discussions about design of existing or new system based on departmental and firm needs.
  • Able to work under pressure to tight project deadlines and able to adapt to competing demands and prioritize tasks to ensure complete follow-through on outstanding issues.


  • $165,000 – $200,000. Paul, Weiss offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.
  • The firm considers a number of factors when determining compensation, including, but not limited to, education, years of experience, levels of experience, competency levels and other relevant skills and qualifications.

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

Learn more about working at Paul Weiss on their careers page:

  • “The founders of our firm started a business based on their talents and principles. Over the years, the firm became highly successful, and we are all the beneficiaries of that.”
  • “We recognize that our Business Professionals Team — from Information Systems to Recruiting; from Professional Development to Human Resources; from Business Development to Finance — all helped to grow this business and continue to make our success possible.”
  • “Whether assisting with document management, researching case law, maintaining trial technology, or making sure we can communicate with clients securely and efficiently, our Business Professionals Team keeps our firm up and running 24/7, handling whatever comes their way with precision and grace.”

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