Conflicts Lawyer

Our US law firm client is looking to recruit a Conflicts Lawyer to join their London office on a permanent basis. The Conflicts Lawyer will work closely with the Conflicts Counsel and Manager. You will analyse results from searches of the firm's conflicts database and outside sources to identify potential or actual conflicts posed by new work or new hires. Key responsibilities for the Conflicts Lawyer will include: With the direction and consultation of the General Counsel's office and Professional Responsibility Committee:analyzes results from searches of the firm's conflicts database and outside sources to identify potential or actual conflicts posed by new work or new hires;actively consults and advises firm attorneys regarding conflicts clearance;as needed, drafts conflicts waivers or takes other steps to cure conflicts;provides instruction and supervises the work of the nonlawyer conflicts staff; anddocuments or audits steps taken to clear any conflicts.Works with ethical walls and screens managed within Intapp Walls tool.Together with the nonlawyer staff, maintains the conflicts database with appropriate information about firm clients and matters, client subsidiaries and affiliates, related parties, etc. Enters information obtained during the conflicts clearance process in the conflicts database documenting the resolution of conflicts and any waivers, where necessary.Assists London team members with overflow anti-money laundering compliance activities as needed.Participates in the weekend rota in place across the full conflicts team.Performs other duties as assigned by firm management. The ideal candidate for the Conflicts Lawyer role will either be a qualified lawyer or have a Law degree and extensive Conflicts experience. Familiarity with anti-money laundering compliance regimes is also preferred. You must have excellent legal or business research ability using various online databases and print resources. Strong analytical skills, relationship building, and communications skills are required. It is important that you are able to distil a quantity of complex data into a manageable, logical explanation of the legal issue and recommended steps to be taken. You must have excellent judgement, including knowing when to escalate an issue. You will be familiar with Intapp OPEN or other automated conflict of interest clearance workflow procedures and systems.
Posted
04/22/2022
Location
UK, UK, UK