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Compliance & Ethics Assistant

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Compliance & Ethics Assistant to join our dynamic team in our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Compliance & Ethics Assistant, you will be responsible for will providing assistance to attorneys and other staff in the Office of the General Counsel to ensure the efficient functioning of the firm’s conflicts, new business intake, and compliance operations. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Updating lateral attorney information in the conflicts database
  • Providing support as needed to the New Business Intake team, including updating referral methods for new clients in the intake system
  • Coordinating and tracking attorney external affiliation submissions for review and approval, as well as preparing, delivering, and reviewing a firm-wide survey and maintaining database record of all affiliations, while also coordinating with the Executive Committee designee to provide additional support for this project
  • Supporting the firm's ethics walls program, which includes monitoring the Ethics Wall inbox, responding to inquiries, drafting standard ethics wall memoranda, and creating and updating ethics walls in the firm’s security software
  • Completing and filing the firm's lobbying registrations and reports
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interface with attorneys, management, and support staff
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze problems as well as the ability to develop strategies to solve them
  • Are comfortable and confident with daily Excel usage to generate reports and maintain records
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience
  • A minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience; ideally in a law or professional services firm
Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $55,000 - $65,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!
In addition, employees receive:

  • At least 11 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups.
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

Latham & Watkins LLP will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) . Please click the link below to review the Ordinance.

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