Winston & Strawn LLP Conflicts Attorney in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: POSITION SUMMARY:The Conflicts Attorney will complete and analyze computerized complex conflict searches of existing and potential clients to avoid possible ethical conflicts and business issues. The conflicts attorney will be responsible for the entire conflicts search process, from research through resolutions of conflicts, through opening of new clients and new matters. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Review and Process new client and complex new matter requests.Use appropriate internal and external databases to complete conflicts analysis and resolutionPerform corporate research using CapitalIQ and Dun & BradstreetIdentify potential conflicts. Provide Firm lawyers with conflicts summaries.Communicate with Firm lawyers to gather further information relevant to potential issues and determine steps for resolutionWork with Firm lawyers, Assistant General Counsel and Senior Conflicts Attorneys to assist with conflict resolutionDraft and obtain necessary waivers and engagement lettersConfirm need to establish ethical walls to screen Firm lawyers from particular clients and matters as part of conflicts clearing process.Draft screen memoranda documenting necessary screens.Review and approve new client and new matter formsPerform new client due diligence using Accuity and Internet researchEducate, train and act as a resource for members of the department with regard to policy and procedureSpecial projects as assignedEXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSJD requiredMinimum 2+ years in a conflicts department setting requiredCOMPETENCIESKnowledge of Legal Key or IntApp Open preferredMust have the ability to analyze conflicts searches for potential or actual conflictsIdeal candidate will be organized, analytical, detail oriented, demonstrate independent thinking and decision making skills and good judgmentStrong organizational skills and attention to detailAbility to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and requirementsAbility to track issues and follow-up on issuesAbility to solve problems by choosing clear-cut alternativesStrong oral/written communication skillsAbility to interact with all levels of personnel in a professional mannerAbility to work in a team atmosphere, and be computer proficient with strong internet research skillsAbility to provide quality, accurate and efficient work product in a high volume environment.Clearance of firm standard background checks is required. WE VALUE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled (EOE=Equal Opportunity Employer)Conflicts Specialist