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Conflicts Attorney

Seattle, WA 98104
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Conflicts Attorney. The ideal candidate will perform conflicts analysis on new business and advise firm lawyers on conflicts of interest issues as well as 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. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 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. 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, firm 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 firm lawyers in resolving disputes over conflicts and waivers. Contribute to composition of new policies and procedures. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Thorough knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct and their application to the practice of law. Strong database skills. Communicates both orally and in writing effectively; is timely with information. Solid understanding of jurisdictional differences in the application of different rules and principles to use in making a choice of law, including risk analysis. Effectively copes 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. Uses time effectively and efficiently, concentrating on the more important priorities and can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal. Ability to independently manage multiple tasks of varying importance.Minimal supervision needed when working on independent assignments. Understands and respects the need for teamwork within the department and firm; follows procedures established to facilitate teamwork. Accept and convey decisions of Firm and Department Management in a professional manner. Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, lateral, inside and outside the organization; builds 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. 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 and in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Act, the compensation range in Denver for this position is $111,190 to $173,630, depending on qualifications and experience. Perkins Coie may provide a discretionary bonus annually and information regarding benefits can be found here.
Posted: 2022-08-03 Expires: 2022-09-02

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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