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Conflicts Analyst in New York at Elevate

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

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Job Description

Elevate’s customer, an Am Law 100 law firm, is seeking a Conflicts Analyst to work in the New Business & Conflicts Department. You will assist attorneys with their compliance duties in a fast-paced environment researching and analyzing data associated with potential new business and new employees.  The Conflicts Analyst works closely with attorneys and members of the New Business & Conflicts Department around the globe to identify possible ethical and business-related conflicts of interest.  This position offers the opportunity to assist in processing intake forms to ensure they meet Firm policies and business requirements. The role is critical to identifying potential risk, communicating potential resolution, and securing the necessary approvals as part of the new business and new hire process. Through your involvement in researching and analyzing complex issues, this job will present you with a global perspective on important business relationships that impact the partnership on a daily basis. 

Specificall you will:

  • Understand and perform the analysis and research process on all potential new business.
  • Verify that all searching is complete, consistent, and accurate and that all Firm conflicts procedures have been followed.
  • Create a well-organized written analysis for attorneys.
  • Process requests for conflicts searches, perform necessary research, and complete business intake forms.
  • Follow up on new business and conflict issues with department colleagues and attorneys, when necessary.
  • Collaborate with team members on new business, new employees and projects, with attention to deadlines and time-sensitive issues.
  • Work with specialists, coordinators, and other team members to address time sensitive issues related to routine pre-engagement, restructuring related matters.
  • Respond to department email communications with accurate information in a timely manner.
  • Serve as public face of New Business and Conflicts. 
  • Contribute to process, procedure, and technology improvements in order to reduce risk and improve efficiency.
  • Assist in the development and training of other department employees.
  • Be available for overtime during evening hours and weekends.
  • Conduct special projects as assigned.

Experience:

  • 2-3 years of experience in risk, research, reference library work, conflicts searching, or related experience is preferred.  

Skills for Success:

  • A desire to work in a flexible environment with an ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities is a must.
  • Must interact well with people at all levels with a high degree of accuracy, confidentiality, and professionalism.
  • Intellectually curious and independent individual who desires variety in your day, opportunities to perform research and data analysis, and would like to put your strong written and oral communication skills to good use. 
  • Collaborative mindset, acute attention to detail, work well under pressure, and understand the meaning of exceptional customer service.
  • Critical thinking, strong judgment and decision-making skills to be able to identify the potential conflict issues.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Master’s degree or J.D. is preferred. 

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