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Compliance Lawyer

Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 Full-Time


Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP seeks to hire a Compliance Lawyer to join the US Compliance Team, based in Houston, Texas. The US Compliance Team consists, at present, of the Head of Compliance US, two Senior Compliance Lawyers, and a team of other Compliance Lawyers, Compliance Analysts, and Client/Matter Intake Analysts. The US Compliance Team, in turn, works daily with Norton Rose Fulbright Compliance Teams in Australia, Canada, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This position requires a commitment to work outside of regular business hours.

This is an opportunity to join a team focused on supporting the lateral partner hiring and recruiting process. The role will report to a Senior Compliance Lawyer and Head of Compliance US and will liaise with Global Compliance Lawyers, Compliance Analysts, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP partners, and other personnel. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for identifying and resolving conflicts of interest, presenting the conflicts of interest to the sponsoring partner, and working with new partners to facilitate the opening of their new matters
  • Advise partners, attorneys and the Global Compliance Team regarding the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interests, including the relevant legal and ethical considerations and commercial concerns
  • Work closely with lateral partner candidates, sponsoring patterns and the firm’s Recruiting Department to identify and obtain all information needed to perform conflicts clearances
  • Prepare and distribute a conflicts analysis memorandum presenting all outstanding conflicts of interest for each lateral hire candidate for Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Organize and track progress of lateral partner candidates through the clearance process
  • Collaborate with a team of analysts to ensure consistent workflow and timely production, which includes specifically supervising the workflows and work products of at least two Compliance Analysts
  • Interact with all levels of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP Management to resolve potential conflict of interest issues or commercial concerns in the context of new matter intake, lateral hires, business development, and practice development projects
  • Liaise and interact with the Compliance Teams at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa on a daily basis
  • Assist lateral partners with opening transferred new matters and clearing potential conflicts of interest related to transferred new matters
  • Review client relationship letters to identify contractual obligations to consider in the resolution of conflicts


  • Licensed to practice law in one or more States in which Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has an office (particularly Texas, New York, California, and the District of Columbia)
  • Experience working as an attorney
  • A thorough acquaintance with and working knowledge of US conflicts rules
  • Highly intelligent with excellent commercial judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience operating in a multi-cultural environment
  • Sufficient maturity and judgment to work successfully and confidently with all levels including senior management and partners
  • Be sufficiently confident to exercise risk-based judgment calls on a daily basis
  • Be fully familiar with a lawyer’s duties regarding confidentiality, privilege and client care
  • Highly analytical with an ability to anticipate potential problems and creatively propose/implement solutions
  • Ability to effectively supervise the work product and daily workflow of two analysts; prior supervisory experience is preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status