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Compliance Analyst

Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Full-Time

Details

The position requires a self-starter to become proficient in understanding and using the conflicts of interest database to perform the firm’s conflict checks. Candidate must have excellent research and strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.  The Compliance Analyst should be able to consistently exercise discretion and independent judgment.  Some overtime will be necessary and participation in an on-call rotation is required.

Client Service

  • Ensure exemplary client service to all internal and external clients; proactively promote client service throughout department and among teams; respond to peer requests with recognition that request serves a client or firm need

Conflicts Analysis

  • Respond to lawyer and staff requests to perform conflicts of interest searches
  • Assist in the identification of potential conflicts of interest through corporate and conflicts database research of client and matter information provided by potential new hire lawyers and support staff
  • Research corporate history of clients and parties related to former and new client work
  • Review conflict reports and identify potential conflicts issues
  • Maintain and update conflicts and client matters databases, summarize the basis for potential conflicts and communicate any potential conflicts to attorneys
  • Independently analyze the report with limited guidance
  • Summarize the conflicts analysis results in writing and communicate the search results
  • Search various databases for existing client relationships that may be in conflict with a new proposal
  • Search websites for information about corporate affiliations (such as parent/subsidiary)
  • Apply judgment to design effective database searches and to distinguish relevant search results from those that are irrelevant
  • Support of Firm’s Ethics Programs
  • Develop familiarity with Global Practice Standards program and policies and answer inquiries regarding share dealings and related issues
  • Create ethical walls upon request and as appropriate
  • Assist with the maintenance of the firm’s standard forms for engagements and waivers and file as appropriate
  • Retrieve and send waiver letters to attorneys upon request
  • Review new matter requests

Confidentiality

  • Safeguard and keep confidential any information, observations or viewpoints regarding firm business matters


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • One year of conflicts or legal assistant experience (or similar law firm experience in a decision-making capacity) required
  • Excellent oral and written business communication skills; prior exposure to international business correspondence is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Willingness to learn law and fundamental principles regarding conflict of interest issues and strong issue-spotting skills are essential
  • Ability to keep confidential any information, observations or viewpoints regarding firm business matters
  • Proven stability and calm demeanor with the ability to handle stressful situations with confidence and composure
  • Solid knowledge of world's geography
  • Strong sense of urgency/prioritization and ability to recognize when to seek guidance
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite user