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Conflicts Coordinator

Job ID: 5376

Updated: Jun 25, 2020

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Category: Conflicts Docket/Records Mgmt

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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 Conflicts Coordinator in the Business Intake & Conflicts Department. This is an exciting opportunity to assist attorneys with their compliance duties in a fast paced environment coordinating and organizing restructuring, pre-engagement and lateral hiring related matters while contributing to the success of the Firm. The Coordinator works closely with attorneys and members of the Business Intake & Conflicts Department around the globe to organize, monitor, and deliver expected results in order to meet attorney-appointed and court-required deadlines for debtor client representations. The Conflicts Coordinator will act as the Department’s first point of contact for all new requests submitted through one of the dedicated systems. This position is the primary monitor of one of the Department’s shared e-mail boxes. This position reports to the Conflicts Analyst Supervisor and is subject to the needs that may arise in aiding the Firm’s Office of the General Counsel, Professional Responsibility Partner, Risk Management and the Business Intake and Conflicts area in general.  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. Conflicts-related training will be provided.

The Conflicts Coordinator has these core responsibilities:

  • Monitor appointed workflow using existing process management applications and shared email boxes to ensure the Conflicts Department is meeting expectations.
  • Collaborate with existing Firm attorneys, staff, and potential hires to ensure required information is collected and reported for research, searching, and analysis.
  • Deliver quality analysis, clearance, and required documentation to assist with court required documentation, final clearance of new/lateral hires, and potential new business.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on the statuses and progress of multiple cases simultaneously.
  • Coordinates with Conflicts Specialists, Conflicts Analysts and other team members regarding critical information, deadlines, filings, and time sensitive issues for restructurings, new/lateral hires, and potential new matters.
  • Liaise with Restructuring attorneys (associates) to ensure receipt of parties-in-interest lists, completion and accuracy of said lists, and to confirm deadlines and expectations in order to prepare for filing of conflicts disclosures.
  • Coordinates the searching and processing of pre-engagement and new hire related searches.
  • Coordinates the monitoring and updating of materials as needed including Excel lists and subsequent supportive documents.
  • Performs due diligence inquiries related to areas of heightened conflicts concern identified by conflicts analysis.
  • In coordinating cases, displays the ability to work well with others.
  • Work closely with other Conflicts team members to ensure coordination of systems, workflow, and outcomes.
  • Back-up Restructuring Conflicts Analysts as needed for initial case setup and corporate research.
  • Be available for emergency matters, including evenings and weekends.
  • Communicate with attorneys on specific conflicts inquiries as necessary.
  • Should also display willingness and the ability to solicit input from team members and suggest and implement process improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Four year college degree required. Master’s degree desired
  • Three to five years’ experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Candidate must have strong organizational skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. 

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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