Review and provide thorough and timely analysis of all lateral candidates and firm growth opportunities to identify legal and business conflicts of interest.
The Global Lateral Conflicts Attorney will be a part of a team responsible for identifying and resolving conflicts of interest during the lateral hiring process, presenting any conflicts to the sponsoring partner and Legal recruiting, and working to resolve ethical conflicts and business relationship issues.
Utilize available internal and external databases, communication with Partners, other lawyers, Legal Recruiting, Human Resources and other resources to follow up on and resolve all potential conflicts of interest.
Prepares and distributes a conflicts analysis memorandum presenting all outstanding conflicts of interest for each lateral partner candidate.
Organizes and tracks progress of lateral partner candidates through the clearance process.
Assists lateral partners with opening transferred new matters, clearing potential conflicts of interest related to transferred new matters, and lateral partner integration.
The Global Lateral Conflicts Attorney will be responsible for reviewing conflict reports, drafting waiver letters and engagement letters, and communicating with lawyers and staff as necessary
Reviews and analyzes conflict search results for partner hiring, associates, counsel, summer associates, paralegals and other positions.
Implements ethical screens and conflict alert notices.
Proactively communicate with department leadership on complex conflicts questions and other compliance issues
Responsible for the review of conflicts checks in different jurisdictions, applying applicable local rules of professional responsibility as well as Firm Policies and Procedures.
Undertake various related special projects as required
These duties may be ongoing or ad hoc in nature.
Other duties as may be assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position.
Business international level of English both written and oral;
Highly collaborative and able to work in a global environment, accommodating the different time zones.
Particularly strong written communication skills;
Particularly strong organizational skills;
Significant experience and a proven track record in / as : Be a team player, able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus;
Demonstrable experience of managing effective relationships with third party suppliers. Understanding and experience of business continuity requirements and implementations Drive out decisions and recommendations;
Independent, pro-active way of working. Able to demonstrate excellent customer / client facing skills; Able to effectively negotiate with and influence colleagues and others to achieve a successful outcome;
Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others and contribute to their resolution;
Can demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive, anticipating needs; Has commercial awareness and understands the business value required from IT investments;
Able to make decisions and remain calm while under pressure; Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy, attention to details, consistency and quality.
Able to work under pressure to tight project deadlines and can adapt to differing demands, prioritizing tasks where appropriate and ensuring complete 'follow through' on operational issues;
Demonstrated ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law Strong legal research skills Can carry out all responsibilities in a way that supports the practices values and promotes its equal opportunities and diversity principles.
You will possess :
Adept in responding to challenges and issues as they arise;
Able to thrive working under pressure, and be able to multi-task;
Extensive experience of working with layers of engagement and approval;
Impeccable attention to detail and ability to work with a wide variety of people and projects in a collective and collaborative manner.
Stay current with recent research and thinking on ethics and conflicts best practices and rules across jurisdictions in which the firm has offices.
Maintain a sophisticated, relevant base of knowledge in these areas
Knowledge of Intapp conflict checking, ethical wall and business intake software a plus.
Essential Qualifications / Experience
Qualified lawyer, minimum 2 years (open to foreign qualified jurisdictions)
Prior experience working with law firms or corporate legal departments
Diversity & Inclusion
Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of
backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.
We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved.
Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all.
Reward and Recognition
Remuneration and benefits package will reflect the successful candidates experience and country where hired.
Applications from individuals directly, should be sent to Global Recruitment Team : Global.Roles Dentons.com