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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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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Director of Risk Management

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Our latest promoted risk management opening comes from Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor. 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 — Senior Business Intake & Conflicts Analyst (New Business)

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The team at Cooley is looking to connect with anyone interested in their new job opening: “Senior Business Intake & Conflicts Analyst (New Business).” Key details on the position:

Location: San Francisco, Palo Alto or San Diego

Key Responsibilities:

  • “The Senior Conflicts Analyst will focus on New Business, working under the supervision of the Director of Conflicts (New Business). They are primarily responsible for processing and analyzing all incoming new client and new matter workflow requests and analyzing large conflict check reports on a daily basis to determine any direct or potential conflicts.”
  • “Process and analyze all incoming new client and new matter workflow requests.”
  • “Identify existing conflicts and determine potential conflicts by reviewing large conflict reports on a daily basis.”
  • “Communicate with responsible attorneys of existing or potential conflicts regarding status of their matters via email and by phone.
    Maintain checklist, notes and outcome of conflicts and responses from responsible attorneys.”
  • “Prepare conflicts analysis emails regarding any potential or direct conflicts to all involved attorneys regarding the resolutions of any potential or direct conflicts.”
  • “Perform legal research of current conflicts case law and legal ethics.”
  • “Assist with conflicts training for secretaries, paralegals and attorneys regarding conflicts procedures.”
  • “Assist with the tracking of waiver letters for conflict of interests on new clients/new matters.”
  • “Responsible for the drafting and implementation of any necessary ethical screen memos.”
  • “Assist Senior Conflicts Analysts (Laterals) with the processing of attorney lateral hire, paralegal and non-staff conflict checks as needed.”

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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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Conflicts Supervisor

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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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BRB Risk Jobs Board — Conflicts Attorney

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Our latest sponsored risk job entry comes from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, who has a Conflicts Attorney position open:

  • “The Conflicts Attorney works with Conflicts and Ethics Counsel, Director of Conflicts/New Business, and others in the Office of the General Counsel to identify and resolve potential legal and business conflicts, perform thorough due diligence on potential new firm clients, and help ensure best practices and adherence to firm policies and procedures in client intake.”
  • “This position is responsible for the conflicts process for all new business and performs duties in coordination with the Director of Conflicts/New Business to ensure a comprehensive and synchronized conflict-of-interest process.”
  • “Reviews created conflicts reports to identify potential conflicts, risk management issues, anti-money laundering concerns, practice management issues, and client relationship issues.”
  • Read more on about this position and apply here.

 

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Juris Doctor degree required
  • Previous conflicts or law firm risk management experience strongly preferred
  • Previous large law firm experience involving analytical reasoning or researching skills preferred
  • Experience with conflicts client intake related software preferred [this firm runs Intapp]

 

On Working at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner:

  • From their careers overview page: “Formed by the combination of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner, our law firm is purposely structured in a way few other law firms are – as a fully integrated international team that provides clients with clear, connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it.”
  • “Our ability to provide our clients with the highest level of service is wholly dependent on our ability to attract and develop people who will carry on the firm’s tradition of excellence. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner thrives on talent and we invest heavily in helping our people fulfill their potential. Everyone here is encouraged to think differently. Great ideas are celebrated, excellent work is appreciated and you’ll uncover an international network that ensures global reach. We know Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has a bright future and we’re keen to talk to people who feel the same.”
  • “At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner we believe that diversity enriches the quality and fabric of our culture and makes us a stronger, better firm. We strive every day to create an inclusive workplace where every individual feels celebrated for their difference, can be themselves and can contribute meaningfully to the firm’s success. Find out more about our approach to diversity and inclusion at BCLP.”

 

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