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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Conflicts Analyst

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In this BRB jobs update, I’m pleased to highlight an open conflicts role at Williams & Connolly’s Washington, DC office: “Conflicts Analyst” —

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary responsibility to process and analyze all incoming new client and new matter workflow requests and analyze conflict check reports on a daily basis to determine any direct or potential conflicts, including potential conflicts for all incoming employees as needed, in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner;
  • Data entry, search and analysis using Williams & Connolly’s new business conflicts and intake databases;
  • Assist in retrieval, review and retention of current retainer agreements, outside counsel guidelines and other forms with ethics rules and opinions;
  • Provide and decipher Corporate Family Tree information;
  • Provide conflicts information to requesting attorneys, Conflicts Attorney, Professional Responsibility and Risk Management Counsel and the Ethics Committee;
  • Provide status of new client matters;
  • Produce Conflicts Checks or New Matter Forms by Proxy;
  • Handle numerous calls and emails as they relate to Conflicts and New
    Client Matters;
  • Provide time sensitive Securities Information to the Corporate Group as it relates to performing current client checks for Selling/Trading as needed; and
  • Assist with a wide range of research and other requests as necessary.

Key qualifications include:

  • The ideal candidate will have an interest in the law, and in particular, experience with conflicts and the Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • The candidate must have the ability to work independently and yet still effectively communicate with others and use the utmost care in the handling of confidential information.
  • This position requires the ability to interface with firm management, partners, and employees in a highly professional manner, and the ability to manage and prioritize a high volume of work activities meeting all deadlines
  • The ideal candidate also will possess legal experience in conflicts and/or new business intake. Knowledge of, and experience working with the Intapp suite of new business products preferred including Conflicts/New Business.
  • The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree. Flexible workweek scheduling/hoteling potential.

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

Learn more about working at Williams and Connolly on their careers page:

  • “At Williams & Connolly, a high percentage of our support staff members have been with the firm for more than a decade. They have been given the opportunity to develop their careers through promotions, increased responsibility, and internal mobility because we know that our professional talent is every bit as important as our lawyers in providing quality service to our clients.”
  • “The firm offers competitive compensation, outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities with the sincere anticipation that Williams & Connolly will be a place for our staff to enjoy a challenging career for many years to come.”
  • “Washingtonian magazine again selected the firm as one of the Washington D.C. area’s 50 “Great Places to Work.” Our interesting cases, opportunity to work with the most talented lawyers in the world, team spirit, excellent professional rewards, and other notable perks landed us among the featured companies.”


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

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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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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Client Intake Manager

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Our next BRB job post comes from Danny Cho, Senior Manager Client Intake at Mintz. He’s hiring a “Client Intake Manager” for his team.

This position is based in Boston, and they’re looking for someone with a JD with experience managing the staff of a mid-sized conflicts or new business intake department at a law firm or equivalent:

  • “The Client Intake Department is principally responsible for responding to requests for conflict checks associated with prospective new clients, new matters, potential lateral attorneys and support staff candidates, and other related matters.”
  • “The Client Intake Manager will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the Department. The Client Intake Manager ensures all such requests submitted to the Department are responded to promptly and within stated time frames by Department staff, provides direct supervision to Department staff in the fulfilment of these requests, and monitors compliance with all firm policies, procedures, and best practices.”

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage and oversee day-to-day operations of the Firm’s Client Intake Department.
  • Supervise the Department’s processing of submitted requests to ensure compliance with Firm policies, best practices, and the Department’s own expectations.
  • Personally conduct conflicts-related training of lateral attorneys.
  • Create and maintain information walls and screens.
  • Supervise the testing and implementation of new systems, as needed.
  • Personally participate in the training and professional development of Department staff.
  • Assist in the development of forward-looking intake policies and procedures, including by staying current with industry trends and evolving best practices, and coordinating and conducting training of attorneys and assistants regarding the same.
  • Implement improvements to reporting, clearance, data collection, and maintenance processes for both laterals and new business intake; collect, analyze, and report information from the conflicts team to assist in developing best practices and procedures.

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

Learn more about working at Mintz on their careers page:

  • “We know that any organization is only as good as its people, and we expect the best from ours. Whether you recently passed the bar, are looking for a change later in your career, or possess gifts in administration, we want you to succeed. You win, we win: it’s that simple. So, what do you care about? How would you like to be challenged? We will ask; come prepared with your answers.”
  • “We recognize that the firm’s success is dependent on having high-quality professionals in every position. Our staff members are vital contributors to the delivery of outstanding legal services. We seek talented and driven individuals who are committed to producing exceptional work, and providing critical support to our attorneys. Our environment offers collegiality, intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and an opportunity to grow professionally. We encourage enthusiasm, take pride in our work, and reap the benefits of working with a great group of colleagues.”

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BRB Risk Jobs Board (Reminder) — Director of Risk Management

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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor reminds us that they’re seeking a Director of Risk Management to manage a variety of programs and systems to prevent and mitigate the firm’s operational risks, including New Business Intake, Conflicts of Interest, Information Governance and Data Protection, Insurance and assisting the firm’s General Counsel. They wanted to note some key details on the position:

  • “Candidates should possess a law degree from an accredited law school; a risk management mindset; research skills and analytical abilities; flexibility and after-hours availability. DSBA membership is desirable.”
  • “At Young Conaway, you will find a beautiful facility in the heart of Rodney Square and a dynamic and friendly professional environment with ample opportunity for experience, development and growth.”
  • “We offer competitive compensation commensurate with skill level and experience; excellent comprehensive benefits package, including immediate coverage under our medical, dental & vision plans, parking/commuting allowance, 401K plan and generous paid time off; and exceptional opportunities for training, experience and growth.”

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Management of New Business Intake (NBI) Process and System (including software, staff and budget)
  • Conflict of interest management (including advising firm attorneys, reviewing lateral/contract attorney work, implementing ethical walls)
  • Facilitating the firms Conflicts of Interest Committee
  • Information Governance and Data Protection (IGDP) (including facilitating the firm’s IGDP Committee, managing the firm’s Security Awareness Program, and coordinating key processes with the firm’s records manager)
  • Providing Assistance to General Counsel (including contract review, reviewing “outside counsel guidelines” and other client terms, assistance with firm engagement letter management)
  • Insurance Program oversight (including coverage management, broker/carrier contact, and claims management)

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

 

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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Risk and Compliance Attorney

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Our latest BRB job post comes from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. They’re seeking a “Risk and Compliance Attorney,” based in the US. Key details on this position:

  • The Risk & Compliance Lawyer plays a key role as a member of the firm’s Legal Department, which manages the firm’s risk exposure and provides advice to the firm on a range of legal and compliance issues relating to business acceptance (including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, client due diligence, sanctions issues, reputational and commercial risk) as well as other issues, such as contracting, commercial risks, client engagement terms, local ethical and regulatory issues, and firm policies and practice.
  • The role of the Legal Department is to support the firm in pursing the effective management of regulatory, legal, operational, and information security risk so as to preserve and maximize the value of the firm over the long term. We do this by taking responsibility for a range of actions, by sharing in the performance of others and by assisting partners and staff to manage risk themselves through training, awareness raising and the provision of relevant intelligence, services and materials.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables Include:

  • Advise the partnership on business acceptance issues relating to conflicts of interest, confidential information, reputational risk and sanctions issues globally, to assess the business suitability of potential new matters and new clients.
  • Undertake due diligence and reputational risk assessment of new clients and matters.
  • Assist the partnership with solutions to resolve conflicts, confidentiality, reputational and commercial risk, anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and sanctions issues including assistance with drafting waivers and maintaining information barriers.
  • Answer questions from partners, associates and staff at all levels across the firm regarding US law, regulations and firm policies pertaining to conflicts of interest, ethics and regulatory compliance.
  • Review and advise on client engagement letters and outside counsel guidelines, particularly with respect to conflicts of interest and US applicable law and regulation.
  • Assist in review of incoming lateral hires for potential conflicts of interest.
  • Remain current on the type of work that Freshfields undertakes across all sectors and join a sector team in at least two sectors building strong and trusted relationships with Sector Group Leaders.
  • Assist with training to the firm on risk issues (including New Hire Induction Training and Intapp system training) and be an ambassador for the Legal Department within the wider firm.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of business acceptance processes as part of Legal Department and firm-wide programs.

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

Learn more about working at Freshfields on their careers page:

  • “With over 2,800 lawyers in 28 key business centers around the world, Freshfields combines an unrivalled breadth of expertise across practice areas and borders with tremendous growth opportunities within our US practices. This unique balance defines our work style and culture. On one side, there’s the friendliness, personal attention and lack of hierarchy you find in a small firm; on the other, the comprehensive network, breadth of work and resources of an international organization. We’re a collegial firm – we work, learn and socialize together as one team. We’re also truly international in both outlook and opportunity.”
  • “Our people make our firm – we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams.”
  • “We think and work globally – we don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.”

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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Conflicts Staff Attorney

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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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