The Conflicts Analyst II is responsible for evaluating new firm business, producing accurate conflicts of interest search results, and the timely preparation of summary reports for the firm personnel requesting this information. The role takes the lead on larger conflicts searches of increasing complexity, and manages special projects that fall outside of the standard daily new business intake process.
It is essential that this person be a self-starter and able to work well in a team environment and independently. This role is expected to be a substantive contributor and must ensure that excellent client service and client satisfaction is attained in all areas. In addition, in accordance with the firm’s Client Service Initiatives, the Conflicts Analyst II must consistently display good judgment and have effective interpersonal communications. Confidentiality and discretion are required consistently.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs conflicts searches, analysis, and conflicts resolution in support of RFP requests and other Business Development and Marketing initiatives.
Provides training and support for attorneys and administrative personnel on the conflicts and business intake technical systems.
Works alongside members of the Client Intake Department, the Office of the General Counsel, and other administrative departments, to identify possible ethical and business-related conflicts of interest prior to the firm taking on new matters for prospective clients.
Provides Client Intake systems training and serves as a point of contact for legal assistants on the conflicts clearance and new business intake processes.
Assists in running conflicts searches on lateral associate and lateral partner candidates’ prior work histories.
Conducts searches on new firm business using the firm’s conflicts database and analyzes the resulting information.
Performs comprehensive corporate research using the firm’s commercial data providers and internet research.
Identifies potential issues and provides a concise and complete summary of findings to the appropriate firm personnel.
Communicates with firm attorneys and administrative personnel in order to resolve conflicts.
Reviews new business intake forms to ensure all information and approvals have been evaluated before a new firm matter is created.
Assists with other projects as assigned.
The statements contained in this job description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we offer an excellent total compensation package, which includes medical/dental coverage (PPO/HD), vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(k) with employer match, paid vacation/holiday/sick days, wellness programs and more.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Competence in Word, Excel and Outlook.
Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Uses written communication that is technically sound, grammatically correct and without typographical errors.
Excellent attention to detail.
Extremely consistent in producing quality work.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.
Committed to quality customer service (internal and external).
Initiative in developing and refining skillset; willing to work with new technology.
Must be a highly motivated, personable self-starter who is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and successfully, many with tight deadlines.
Able to follow instructions accurately and proactively keep others informed of progress.
Accepts ownership of projects and is successful in driving projects, as well as daily tasks, to a successful conclusion.This includes being able to assess, adapt and reprioritize projects quickly when situations change.
Ability to function effectively in stressful situations/circumstances.
Ability to work with detailed information accurately and efficiently.
Able to maintain confidentiality.
Possess strong interpersonal skills with ability to build strong relationships.
Unbiased judgment, sound discretion and openness to the views of others.
Ability to interact with people in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact and professionalism.
Able to quickly grasp the goals, service, culture and strategy of both the firm and the department.
Must conduct him/herself professionally in appearance and actions; must set a positive example for all personnel and support a collegial and collaborative work environment.
Adhere to and serve as a role model for the firm’s Client Service Standards.
Respects people’s differences in background, culture and perspective.
Must be dependable, punctual and have strong attendance.
Must be flexible to work overtime as needed (i.e., after hours, weekends, holidays, etc..)
EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's Degree required.
Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of related experience, including conflicts identification and clearance, or other research experience in a law firm setting.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and other Windows-based platforms is required.
Experience and working knowledge of database systems is a plus.
To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, for consideration.
About Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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