SUMMARY: Supports the Firm's critical risk management functions by performing certain duties associated with new business intake processing and conflict of interest reporting.
Analyzes information and interprets search results.
Conducts research via internal and external sources.
Composes conflict-of-interest reports.
Provides first-round review and analysis of new client/matter requests, determines compliance with new business acceptance protocols.
Provides first-round review of conflict search results, identifies potential conflict issues, and provides conflict-of-interest reports to Conflict Counsel and/or requesting attorneys.
Supports the Office of the General Counsel, Conflict Counsel and/or responsible attorneys engaged in the conflict resolution process.
Reviews complex search results as part of the conflict search and reporting process.
Perform searches of external and internal databases for pertinent information on prospective clients and other relevant parties.
Review contents of conflict reports and summarize relevant data for, and/or discuss with, Conflict Counsel and requesting attorneys.
Special projects, as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES):
Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required.
Experience with conflicts-of-interest and new business intake or related risk management/loss prevention processes in a law firm environment required.
Knowledge of conflicts-of-interest and new business intake principles including the ability to utilize, and interpret data produced by research and workflow tools such as: LegalKey
Conflicts Management, Intapp Open (Conflicts and Flow), Elite (3E Conflicts Management and New Business Intake), Elegrity (Conflicts and New Business Intake), etc.
Apply the directives issued by managers, Conflict Counsel, and the Office of the General
Counsel for processing new business matters and executing conflicts-of-interest searches.
Identify parties involved in various types of legal transactions for all major areas of law (including but not limited to corporate, litigation, bankruptcy, labor & employment, tax, real estate, estate planning, estate administration, trust planning, trust administration, and intellectual property matters ) and define relationships within the conflicts-of-interest system;
Determine when it is appropriate and/or necessary to escalate an issue to the Conflicts Counsel, or the General Counsel’s Office.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong service orientation.
Strong evaluative and problem solving skills.
Fox Rothschild LLP is an EEOC Employer.