Job ID: 5619
Updated: Apr 7, 2021
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
This position is responsible for the conflicts search and analysis process and will be expected to remain aware of the needs of the Firm and the Risk Management Department. The Conflicts Supervisor is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the conflicts search and analysis process for business intake, new/lateral hire legal staff, and restructuring/debtor processes. The major focus of the position will be quality of outcomes, workflow analysis/adjustments, and exceptional customer service. This individual will work closely with all members of the Business Intake & Conflicts Department, attorneys, and their assistants. This position reports to the Conflicts Manager and is subject to all the same needs that may arise in aiding the Firm’s Office of the General Counsel, Risk Management, and the business intake and conflicts area in general.
Qualifications & Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess five to seven years of related experience, including conflicts searching or similar process management/risk management experience required. Must have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines and working in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. Four year college degree required. Advanced degree, J.D. or M.B.A. preferred. Candidate must have strong organizational skills; must be multitasked with exceptional writing and oral communication skills; strict attention to detail; and possess strong interpersonal skills. Studies in areas directly applicable to the duties described above (e.g. business administration, project management, management, paralegal/legal assistant, finance) desirable but not required depending upon other professional and educational experience. Previous supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership abilities is a plus.
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