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Compliance Analyst

Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 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
  • Review information submitted by lawyers and support staff for completion and accuracy; follow-up with lawyers and support staff as needed to clarify information
  • Research corporate history of clients and parties; search websites for information about corporate affiliations (such as parent/subsidiary)
  • Use Boolean searching and search terms to query the conflicts database. Apply judgment to design effective database searches and to distinguish relevant search results from those that are irrelevant
  • Review generated conflict reports for relevancy and relatedness based on the submitted information and identify potential conflicts issues. Independently analyze the report with limited guidance
  • Work closely with assigned Compliance Attorney to ensure compliance workflow is as accurate and efficient as possible
  • summarize the basis for potential conflicts and communicate any potential conflicts to assigned Compliance Attorney

Support of Firm’s Ethics Programs

  • Develop familiarity with Global Practice Standards program and policies and answer inquiries regarding share dealings and related issues

Confidentiality

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

Other duties

  • Please note this job description does not cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • One year of conflicts or legal assistant experience (or similar analyst 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

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