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Conflicts Attorney

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023
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

The Conflicts Attorney is an integral part of Latham’s Office of General Counsel team and will be responsible for resolving professional ethics conflicts and other compliance issues relating to lateral clearances, new business matters, and outside counsel guidelines, while developing and maintaining knowledge of legal ethics and professional responsibility rules relating to lateral attorney and new matter conflicts of interest as well as relevant Latham procedures, policies, and practices. This role will be located in either our New York, Boston, Chicago or Houston office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of legal ethics and professional responsibility rules relating to lateral attorney and new matter conflicts of interest as well as relevant Latham procedures, policies, and practices
  • Applying that knowledge to advise Ethics Committee Members concerning lateral attorney ethics issues identified by Conflicts Analysts, and resolving new matter conflicts of interest issues
  • Reviewing outside counsel guidelines, non-standard engagement letters and RFPs received from clients and work with partners preparing responses to clients that align with firm policies
  • Providing advice to Latham’s attorneys and others in connection with engagement letters, conflicts waivers, ethics walls, and firm policies
  • Performing legal research and analysis on professional responsibility issues as requested by the Deputy General Counsel, senior OGC attorneys or Ethics Committee Members
  • Preparing and delivering trainings for attorneys and staff on topics relevant to conflicts, ethics and professional responsibility
  • Conducting audits of partners for compliance with laws, regulations, and firm policies in collaboration with other members of the OGC

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Display knowledge on analyzing problems and developing alternative strategies to solve them
  • Demonstrate great interpersonal skills and the ability work both independently and in teams, always with an eye on customer service
  • Possess the knowledge on how to handle confidential and sensitive information, as well as manage time well and prioritize effectively

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A Law degree from an accredited law school and an active bar status in California, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, Texas, or the District of Columbia
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience practicing law and/or working on an ethics conflicts team in a global law firm setting
  • Experience in legal ethics rules and their application in a law firm practice

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career 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:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • 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
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

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.

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Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. 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.

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Pay Range

USD $150,000.00 - USD $180,000.00 /Yr.