Cooley is seeking a Conflicts Staff Attorney to work 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.
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.
Candidates must have 3+ years of experience as a practicing attorney, preferably with a large law firm, or 5+ years of conflicts analysis experience. Also required is a JD degree and be an active member in good standing of any state bar, preferably, California, D.C. or New York. Legal ethics and conflicts experience is preferred. Successful candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at one time. Candidates must be well organized and efficient and possess a commitment to consistently high-quality work product.
Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.