Conflicts and New Business Intake Analyst

07.08.2021

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP seeks a Conflicts and New Business Intake Analyst, whose primary role will be to perform and analyze legal conflict searches, assist in new business intake process and work well in a team of professionals who perform similar work.  This position reports to the Conflicts Manager, who is responsible for various risk management duties throughout the firm.   

Core Responsibilities:

  • Generate, analyze and summarize conflict reports associated with prospective business to identify potential conflicts of interest, and collaborate with attorneys to resolve conflicts of interest issues, including determining if relevant matters have been closed, ascertaining the nature of an entity's role in a matter, analyzing existing waivers, and researching the corporate relationship of affiliated companies.
  • Perform extensive research via multiple on-line sources to identify corporate business structures, family trees and affiliates.
  • Be responsible for opening and closing client/matters and maintaining the accuracy of data on client/matter forms, which include verifying appropriate departments, reviewing engagement letters for billing rates, and billing arrangements.
  • Maintain files for conflicts, new business intake, and engagement letters, including updating the firm’s proprietary database as appropriate.
  • Communicate regularly with other professional staff members to facilitate the new business intake process
  • Establish and maintain ethical screens within firm systems and communicate the same.
  • Review conflicts reports on current and former clients and current adverse parties for new attorney hires as directed.
  • Generate high quality written work product in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Perform semi-annual client/matter closures and as necessary.
  • Provide after hours on-call coverage when assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Conflicts Manager.

Required Education and Experience:     

  • Bachelor’s degree or 1-3 years of experience in relevant field
  • Strong understanding of legal conflicts, related ethical issues and current developments in professional services risk management
  • Ability to perform detailed research accurately, thoroughly and consistently
  • Strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with all levels of audience, including firm leadership
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills

Interested candidates may submit resume to Eileen Ricci, HR Manager, via e-mail at  HumanResources@morrisnichols.com

Morris Nichols is an equal opportunity employer and values the talents and perspectives of our diverse team of professional staff, which enhance our ability to successfully serve our clients.  Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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