jobsRisk Update

BRB Risk Jobs Board — (Senior) Business Intake/Conflicts Analyst & Conflicts Analyst Team Lead

In this BRB jobs update, I’m pleased to highlight two positions open at Blakes, a conflicts analyst role and a team lead position:

Conflicts Analyst Team Lead / Conflicts Analyst Supervisor” —

  • “Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms, is currently looking for a Conflicts Analyst Team Lead or Conflicts Analyst Supervisor to join the General Counsel’s Office (GCO) in the Toronto office. Depending on experience, this is a team lead or supervisor role, which will report to the Assistant General Counsel.”

Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing or supervising the delegation and assignment of tasks to a team of Conflicts Analysts, including corporate research, search strategy and curation of conflict reports using Intapp Open
  • Motivating and supervising the team, while providing coaching and counsel regarding deliverables. Conducting spot checks, providing feedback and applying sound judgment in identifying issues that require escalation to the GCO
  • Designing and leading onboarding and continuing training efforts while promoting best practices with existing and new team members
  • Defining appropriate search parameters, searching multiple databases to identify potential conflicts of interest and other risk issues such as sanctions, and preparing and curating conflict reports for the Firm’s lawyers to review
  • Assisting in the creation of various tracking systems in connection with lateral hires, sanctions and other risk issues, as requested
  • Providing coaching and assistance to legal assistants as needed to ensure all required information for new matter opening is captured and recorded accurately, and information for existing matters is updated in a timely manner

Key qualifications include:

  • Five years + of professional work experience in a law firm required
  • Proficiency with Intapp Open or experience with conflict searches required

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

 

(Senior) Business Intake/Conflicts Analyst” —

  • “Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms, is currently looking for a Business Intake/Conflicts Analyst or Senior Business Intake/Conflicts Analyst to join the General Counsel’s Office in the Toronto office.”

Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • The timely execution of conflict searches and analysis of search data to ensure a thorough review of potential conflicts
  • Defining appropriate search parameters, searching multiple databases to identify potential conflicts of interest and other risk issues such as sanctions, and preparing and curating conflict reports for the Firm’s lawyers to review
  • Providing coaching and assistance to legal assistants as needed to ensure all required information for new matter opening is captured and recorded accurately, and information for existing matters is updated in a timely manner
  • Applying sound judgement to ensure effective review of conflicts and knowing when to escalate issues
  • For senior role, exhibiting a keen understanding of Intapp Open, and assisting with project-specific testing for new software developments
  • For senior role, providing support and guidance to junior team members, and sharing best practices

Key qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate diploma or degree preferred
  • Three to five years of professional work experience in a law firm preferred
  • For Senior role, working knowledge of Intapp Open and/or experience with conflict searches required

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

 

Learn more about working at Blakes on their careers page:

  • “At Blakes, we are all about our people. We are committed to not only providing exceptional client experiences, but also fostering an open and inclusive workplace culture for legal professionals and administrative professionals.”
  • “As a winner of the Canada’s Best Diversity Employers award, as well as the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers award, we know that diversity and inclusion are not simply initiatives on the perimeter of our business — they are the core of our success. We understand the importance of cultivating an environment that brings out the best in each person. Our success as a Firm starts with the hiring, development and retention of top talent.”

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