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Conflicts Counsel / Attorney

  • Location: Chicago
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #458

POSITION: Conflicts Counsel / Attorney (Multiple Positions Available!)

COMPENSATION: Base salary up to $200K plus generous performance-based bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K w/match; Gym membership perks, Life Insurance, all firm amenities, exceptional culture, prestigious firm with historical stability, security and career growth. Noted as one of the most desired law firms to work for globally.

LOCATION: New York, NY | Washington, DC | Boston, MA | Chicago, IL | Austin, TX |  Los Angeles, LA | San Francisco, CA

THE ORGANIZATION: Top Ranking International AM Law Firm

OVERVIEW:  You will be part of a dynamic and high-caliber team dedicated to identifying possible ethical and business-related conflicts of interest prior to the firm taking on new business, matters and personnel. This Conflicts Counsel works closely with the Business Intake & Conflicts Department, as well as the General Counsel’s Office. You will work closely alongside a global team of talented attorneys and firm personnel who share a passion for doing exceptional work.


  • Understand and execute on all phases of conducting conflict of interest searches and synthesize and analyze data from research

  • Perform comprehensive corporate research using the firm’s commercial data providers and external sources and complete new business intake forms

  • Identify potential conflict concerns regarding new clients and new employees and provide a concise and complete summary of analysis and findings to the appropriate firm personnel

  • Perform daily operations of New Business Intake system; including review of intake requests for accuracy and completeness

  • Verify that all searching is complete, consistent, and accurate and that all Firm conflicts procedures have been followed

  • Assist in the identification of potential conflicts of interest; select, analyze and remove irrelevant information to produce Conflict Check Reports

  • Follow up and serve as a resource to the firm regarding conflict concerns

  • Connect with partners with departmental colleagues and attorneys regarding conflict issues and suggest resolutions or restructuring methods when necessary

  • Collaborate with team members on conflicts concerns, searches and projects, with attention to deadlines and time-sensitive issues

  • Contribute to process, procedure, and technology improvements in order to reduce risk and improve efficiency

  • Assist in the development and training of Conflicts Analysts


  • JD degree for an accredited law school 

  • 4+ years of legal experience, especially in conflicts and compliance identification and clearance

  • Active bar license in one of the states listed above

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to remain calm and function under pressure

  • Ability to communicate effectively, dispassionately and diplomatically

  • Must have advanced proficiency working in MS Word

  • Ability to collaborate smoothly with many other people and departments

  • Ability to be proactive, organize/prioritize work and perform multiple tasks simultaneously