Experienced Conflicts Attorney -- For top tier law firm in Washington, DC.This position reports directly to the Deputy Conflicts General Counsel. Duties include: Initiating the conflict clearance process for all new engagements in response to new client/matter requests from partners; Actively consulting with and following-up with responsible partners handling new engagements regarding conflicts clearance; researching print and electronic resources to identify and resolve potential conflicts; Resolving conflicts and documenting the conflict clearance process; initiating and documenting needed client waivers; performing conflicts clearance related to new professional hires; Implementing and maintaining ethical walls and screens by obtaining timekeeper information; Maintaining the conflicts database with appropriate information about firm clients and matters, client subsidiaries and affiliates, related parties, etc. Entering information obtained during the conflicts clearance process in the conflicts database documenting the resolution of conflicts and any waivers, where necessary.
Law degree from an accredited law school is required
Active DC Bar membership is required
Experience working with the Rules of Professional Conduct
Familiarity with analogous rules in other jurisdictions where the firm has offices is a plus
Familiarity with modern business organizational/governance/ownership models, structures and interrelationships
Excellent analytical skills
Strong written and interpersonal communications skills
Familiarity with automated conflict of interest clearance workflow procedures and systems as found in AmLaw 100 and 200 law firms is preferred
Excellent business research abilities using various online databases and print resources
Salary is commensurate with experience.