Conflicts Staff Attorney

Washington, DC; Chicago, IL


The Conflicts Staff Attorney will be responsible for assisting with the review, identification, and resolution of potential conflicts issues Firmwide. This position will report to the New Business Conflicts Staff Attorney Manager and will work closely with the Deputy General Counsel, Director of Conflicts/Legal, Director of Conflicts/Operations, Conflicts and New Business Team, Lateral Conflicts Team, and Firm partners.  This role can reside in any of the Firm’s U.S. offices and is a hybrid in-office position. Job responsibilities and duties  will include a combination of the below depending on whether you are focused on clearing New Business or Lateral Hires.  There is overlap in responsibilities and training provided.


  • Review and analyze conflicts reports for all new business, informational requests, and changes in current matters that arise
  • Review search results generated by the Conflicts Analysts and identify potential conflicts of interest with respect to all new business
  • Prepare a Conflicts Summary for Firm lawyers outlining conflicts results
  • Work closely with Firm lawyers, the Director of Conflicts/Legal, and NB CSA Managers to implement screening requirements, obtain waivers and answer other conflicts inquiries as required
  • Perform analysis and reviews of new business forms and provide assistance with the new business intake process as needed
  • Draft engagement letters, waivers, and screens as needed
  • Participate in weekly meetings of the Conflicts Staff Attorneys (New Business and Lateral)
  • Assist with onboarding laterals as needed
  • Study and stay current with laws and rules pertaining to conflicts of interest with respect to each jurisdiction in which the Firm maintains offices
  • Maintain records for tracking and timely completion of all conflicts review projects undertaken
  • Perform various special projects and duties as assigned
  • Communicate with Firm partners to resolve potential conflicts of interest that are identified in the search results
  • Review Conflicts Questionnaires submitted by lateral hire candidates
  • Review search results generated by the Conflicts Analysts and identify potential conflicts of interest with respect to the lateral candidate
  • Prepare a comprehensive Conflicts Summary for lateral partner candidates that lists all current clients and matters on which the partner candidate is working and identifying all potential conflicts and screens that will be necessary. This report will be reviewed by sponsoring partners and Firm management.
  • Communicate with lateral candidates with additional questions or requesting clarifications
  • Participate in discussions on how to streamline the lateral hire clearing process, including IT enhancements


  • Juris Doctor
  • Knowledge of rules of professional responsibility
  • Admission to a bar in jurisdiction where Firm has office
  • Database research experience, InTapp experience
  • 2-4 years of conflicts clearance experience at large law firm strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities


$120,000 – $150,000, depending on qualifications and experience.


Salary: $120,000 – $150,000
Date Active: 8.11.2023
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx
Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from - Youtube
Consent to display content from - Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from - Google