Conflicts Attorney (Laterals)

New York, NY


Our client is looking to hire an experienced Lateral Conflicts Attorney to join the Professional Responsibility Department. The Lateral Conflicts Attorney will assist with all aspects of conflicts clearance for incoming lawyers and other firm personnel. The Lateral Conflicts Attorney will report to the Professional Responsibility Director and work closely with lawyers and business professionals throughout the firm.


  • Review Conflicts Questionnaires submitted by lawyer and staff candidates, and communicate with candidates regarding additional questions and clarifications.
  • Conduct thorough analysis on lateral matter lists to identify actual and potential conflicts of interest.
  • Collaborate with attorneys across the firm in order to resolve lateral conflicts issues.
  • Liaise with recruiting and human resources departments to adequately meet lateral hiring demands.
  • Advise firm attorneys on lateral screens and waivers, as necessary.
  • Draft waivers and work closely with partners and candidates to obtain waivers, as necessary.
  • Coordinate within the department in connection with the creation of lateral ethical screens.
  • Respond to inquiries from candidates and coordinate with candidates regarding conflicts clearance status.
  • Proactively communicate with partners and management regarding complex conflicts issues.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records of all conflicts resolutions and related communications.
  • Assist with conflicts clearance and drafting waivers and engagement letters in connection with new business intake, as needed.
  • Develop expertise on conflicts rules and approaches in specific practice areas and formulate templates and frameworks of analysis for conflicts issues in such areas.
  • Assist with conflicts clearance and drafting waivers and engagement letters in connection with new business intake, as needed.


  • JD required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience as a practicing attorney in a conflicts department required (specific experience clearing lateral conflicts preferred).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytic, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Methodological approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy, attention to detail, consistency and good decision-making skills required.
  • Experience with analyzing conflicts of interest and the law of conflicts of interest.
  • Strong technological skills, knowledge of conflicts clearance and ethical screening software preferred.
  • Aptitude for learning new systems, including ability to participate in discussions about design of existing or new system based on departmental and firm needs.
  • Able to work under pressure to tight project deadlines and able to adapt to competing demands and prioritize tasks to ensure complete follow-through on outstanding issues.


$165,000 – $200,000, exempt. Our client offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.  The firm considers a number of factors when determining compensation, including, but not limited to, education, years of experience, levels of experience, competency levels and other relevant skills and qualifications.




Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Salary: $165,000 - $200,000

Date Active: 2.25.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

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