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Conflicts Analyst

Job ID: 4540

Updated: Apr 25, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Conflicts Docket/Records Mgmt


About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual for the role of Analyst in the New Business & Conflicts Department. This is an exciting opportunity to assist attorneys with their compliance duties in a fast-paced environment researching and analyzing data associated with potential new business and new employees while contributing to the success of the Firm.  The Analyst works closely with attorneys and members of the New Business & Conflicts Department around the globe to identify possible ethical and business-related conflicts of interest.  This position offers the opportunity to assist in processing intake forms to ensure they meet Firm policies and business requirements. The role is critical to identifying potential risk, communicating potential resolution, and securing the necessary approvals as part of the new business and new hire process. Through your involvement in researching and analyzing complex issues, this job will present you with a global perspective on important business relationships that impact the partnership on a daily basis. If you are an intellectually curious and independent individual who desires variety in your day, opportunities to perform research and data analysis, and would like to put your strong written and oral communication skills to good use, then this job is for you.  The ideal individual will have a collaborative mindset, an acute attention to detail, work well under pressure, and understand the meaning of exceptional customer service. This position will require critical thinking, strong judgment and decision-making skills to be able to identify the potential issues with bringing on new business and new employees to the Firm.

  • Understand and perform the analysis and research process on all potential new business.
  • Verify that all searching is complete, consistent, and accurate and that all Firm conflicts procedures have been followed.
  • Create a well-organized written analysis for attorneys.
  • Process requests for conflicts searches, perform necessary research, and complete business intake forms.
  • Follow up on new business and conflict issues with department colleagues and attorneys, when necessary.
  • Collaborate with team members on new business, new employees and projects, with attention to deadlines and time-sensitive issues.
  • Work with specialists, coordinators, and other team members to address time sensitive issues related to routine pre-engagement, restructuring related matters.
  • Respond to department email communications with accurate information in a timely manner.
  • Serve as public face of New Business and Conflicts. 
  • Contribute to process, procedure, and technology improvements in order to reduce risk and improve efficiency.
  • Assist in the development and training of other department employees.
  • Be available for overtime during evening hours and weekends.
  • Conduct special projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

A desire to work in a flexible environment with an ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities is a must. The ideal candidate must interact well with people at all levels with a high degree of accuracy, confidentiality, and professionalism. Two to three years of experience in risk, research, reference library work, conflicts searching, or related experience is preferred.  A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree or J.D. is preferred.  Conflicts-related training will be provided.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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Closing Statement

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