Job ID: 6196
Updated: Dec 13, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Risk Management
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
The Conflicts Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Firm’s Conflicts Department, and oversees processes related to the conflicts search and analysis of potential new clients and new matters, the conflicts evaluation of lateral attorneys and other new hires, and potential conflicts in restructuring/debtor representations.
This position owns the conflicts search and analysis process and is expected to remain aware of the needs of Firm attorneys, and to work to protect the Firm, enhance customer service, and improve efficiency. This role is also responsible for determining staffing levels and global service coverage as well as workflow coordination to ensure all requests are being handled as expeditiously and accurately as possible.
The Conflicts Manager works with the Business Intake & Conflicts Staff Training & Development team to prepare new Conflicts personnel to work effectively, and to evaluate, enhance, and develop conflicts search and analysis processes that support compliance with the rules of professional conduct, regulatory requirements, and Firm policies.
The goals and major focus of the position are quality outcomes, accuracy, timeliness and efficiency, workflow analysis/adjustments, and staff development based on objective metrics. This position reviews complex conflicts research requests and evaluates different approaches to ensure optimal effectiveness and efficiency when responding to Firm attorneys.
The Conflicts Manager works closely with all members of the Business Intake & Conflicts Department, and with Firm attorneys, legal assistants, and and administrative staff. The Conflicts Manager manages all Conflicts operations teams, and reports all statistics for the department. This position reports to the Director of Risk Management– Business Intake & Conflicts and supports the needs of the Firm’s Office of the General Counsel, the Senior Director Risk Management, and the overall Risk Management Department.
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