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This position is responsible for assisting the Conflicts Analyst, Conflicts Supervisor, and other members of the New Business Conflicts & Compliance Department (US and ILLP) as well as Firm Administration with research, identification and resolution of conflicts of interest issues related to firm new business, incoming attorneys, and various special interest initiatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
o Assist in the identification of potential conflicts of interest through corporate and conflicts database research of client and matter information provided by our firm partners as well as incoming candidates, minimal conflicts analysis for low-risk clearance review.
o Become proficient in understanding and utilization of conflicts of interest database, including the maintenance and update of the conflicts database.
o Research corporate history of clients and parties related to the former and new client work.
o Respond to lawyers' and business services employees' requests and perform conflicts of interest searches.
o Assist the Conflicts Manager, Supervisor, and Analysts in the resolution and clearance of complex conflict of interest issues.
o Assist the Head of Compliance and Conflicts, Director of Conflicts, Head of CDD Compliance, Conflicts Managers, Supervisors and Analysts with a wide range of research requests and other projects.
o Become a key contributor to ongoing process improvement.
o Sanctions inquiries; analyzing sanctions hits on potential clients and related parties and outlining critical issues for Conflicts Analyst review.
o Conflicts Database integrity.
o Extremely accurate corporate research.
o Contribute suggestions for Research procedures.
o Assist with other duties related to the resolving and clearing conflicts of interest issues as assigned
o Proven ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality in highly sensitive matters
o Must possess strong analytical skills and know when to dive deep
o Naturally curious with a desire to understand the "why"
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Strict attention to detail
o Have a highly self-driven sense of motivation
o Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced challenging environment.
o Must have data entry skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
o 2-year degree is required, bachelor's degree is strongly preferred
o Previous experience in a customer service-related position or internship is preferred
o Proven experience performing database or academic research
o Experience handling multiple projects at once while adhering to deadlines