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We are conducting a search for a Conflicts Researcher II for a top-rated law firm to be based in the New York office.

 

What You'll Do:

  • Independently conduct thorough and accurate research of corporations, agencies and individuals listed as incoming parties to client/matters, or submitted with preliminary conflicts checks;
  • Analyze and evaluate both the reference source research results and conflicts reports to determine whether conflicts-of-interest may exist with incoming parties;
  • Independently inform attorneys and administrative staff as to whether potential or actual conflicts exist and propose the necessary steps to resolve; Consult with management on complex conflicts issues potentially requiring the further direction of the Professional Responsibility Committee or the Office of General Counsel;
  • Update the corporate hierarchies or “family trees” in the Firm’s conflicts database and billing database;
  • Conduct pro-active research of mergers, acquisitions and potential bankruptcies using various business reference sources and record findings in the conflicts database;
  • Analyze ‘thrust-upon” conflicts issues and propose resolutions to attorneys in consultation with the Professional Responsibility Committee or the Office of General Counsel;
  • Research and process requests including close, reopen, client, matter, and mailing/contact change requests;
  • Work overtime as required; and
  • Handle additional Conflicts research and analysis projects as assigned.

What You'll Bring:

 
  • Bachelor’s degree (strongly preferred);
  • At least 2 years of research or Conflicts related experience (required);
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in conflicts related computer operations and software programs;
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Microsoft Word;
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in business verbal and written communications; and
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of research procedures and methodology.
 
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