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Conflicts & Compliance Lawyer

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

England, UK
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 Conflicts & Compliance lawyer to join our Office of the General Counsel team in either London or Manchester.

About Latham & Watkins

With offices in 14 countries, more than 3,000 attorneys and over 2,500 professional staff, the key to our success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our global offices that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

About The Role

As a Conflicts & Compliance Lawyer, you will support programs including new business and conflicts intake and general regulatory risk management. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining substantive knowledge of the ethics and professional responsibility rules applicable in the Firm’s geographic jurisdictions.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting senior lawyers and other conflicts department staff in identifying, evaluating, and resolving ethical and business conflicts
  • Performing legal research
  • Providing assistance on projects relating to conflicts
  • Taking responsibility for general risk management programs such as file audits, accountants letters, and contract review
  • Drafting or assisting internal lawyers in drafting, engagement, waivers, and accountants’ letters
  • Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have professional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the firm
  • Manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines
  • Exhibit an advanced ability to perceive and analyse problems and develop alternative strategies to solve them
And have:

  • A Law degree or an equivalent
  • Qualified as a solicitor, barrister or equivalent foreign lawyer with an unfettered right to practice in their home jurisdiction
  • 3-5 years PQE and two years of experience in a conflicts department of a major international or English law firm
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding job opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
Additionally, we have a range of global affinity groups (including LGBTQ group, multicultural group, women’s group). These provide a platform for staff to share experiences, advice, and interests, encouraging a continued discussion on diversity.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.