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Conflicts Attorney

Holbrook, AZ 86025
Job Description: Perkins Coie LLP is a leading international law firm and has been listed on Fortunes Best Places to Work for 19 consecutive years. Weve created a dynamic firm culture that is based on collaboration, dedication to serving our clients, and mutual respect. We are regularly recognized for our leadership on diversity and inclusion in the legal industry and our dedication to creating a workplace culture where all employees have the opportunity to grow and reach their full potential. GENERAL PURPOSE Perform conflicts analysis on new business and advise firm lawyers on conflicts of interest issues. Independently, review, research and resolve conflicts issues related to firm new business and staff personnel ensuring compliance with ethical standards in all jurisdictions as well as firm policies. This position offers a hybrid (mixed in-office and remote), work schedule. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Analyze conflicts of interest on new business, firm lateral hires and merger candidates. Resolve issues that arise in such matters, including drafting of waivers and advising on ethical issues relating to withdrawal and screening. Assist in the preparation of responses to firm discovery requests and firm subpoenas. Act as a legal advisor to firm lawyers on conflicts of interest issues. Perform legal research and prepare legal memoranda in response to requests from firm lawyers, managers, claims counsel and various firm committees. Assist management in handling sensitive and confidential issues related to practice management and firm ethics. Provide training on conflicts issues. Analyze complex factual situations and spot issues where problems might occur. Draft complex waivers, engagement and joint representation letters in final format. Negotiate between lawyers in resolving disputes over conflicts and waivers. Perform other related legal work as needed. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the firms attendance expectations. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Thorough knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct and their application to the practice of law. Strong database skills. Communicate timely with information both orally and in writing effectively. Solid understanding of jurisdictional differences in the application of different rule and principles to use in making a choice of law, including risk analysis. Effectively cope with change; can decide and act without having the total picture. Arrive at good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment. Thorough understanding of a wide range of legal matters, including an understanding of the parties and their respective roles in transactions and litigation, knowledge of litigation procedures such as depositions, subpoenas, role of co-defendants and comparative fault. Solid understanding of business organizations and financing concepts (critical). Ability to think creatively about solutions to issues raised. High attention to detail. Use time effectively and efficiently, concentrating on the more important priorities and can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal. Minimal supervision needed when working on independent assignments. Understand and respect the need for teamwork within the department and firm; follow procedures established to facilitate teamwork. Accept and convey decisions of firm and Department Management in a professional manner. Relate well to all kinds of people, up, down, lateral, inside and outside the organization; build constructive and effective relationships. SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED Understanding of litigation practice and working knowledge of law firm processes. Ability to detect procedural problems and determine appropriate relationships. Experience with legal research and writing, ability to independently manage multiple tasks of varying importance. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Requires a J.D. and a minimum of 3 years of practice experience. Active member in good standing in any jurisdiction required. Strong working knowledge of relevant topics, legal issues and the rules governing professional responsibility required. Demonstrated success in a stressful environment. This position may be filled in Denver. In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Act, the base salary range in Denver for this position is $111,190 -$173,630 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Denver and may not be applicable to other locations. The compensation for this position may also include a discretionary annual bonus. Information regarding benefits can be found here. This position may be filled in New York City. In accordance with the New York City Human Rights Law, the base salary range in New York City for this position is $129,020 -$201,470 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. This range is specific to New York City and may not be applicable to other locations. The compensation for this position may also include a discretionary annual bonus. Information regarding benefits can be found here.
Posted: 2022-04-19 Expires: 2022-05-24

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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