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Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 440 partners, 1800 lawyers, 2500 legal professionals, and 4000 staff in over 50 offices and associated offices worldwide. The firm specializes in the sectors that move, build and power our connected world and the insurance that underpins it, including: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade & commodities and insurance. With a strong focus on developed and emerging markets, the firm has achieved compound average annual revenue growth of 15% over the last ten years, making it one of the fastest-growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.

Clyde & Co US LLP seeks smart, capable, responsible individual for the role of Conflicts Counsel to work with the Office of the US General Counsel. This is an opportunity to support the growing and dynamic business of the US’ preeminent insurance coverage law firm. The work environment is collegial and professional. Your role will involve research and analysis associated with new matters, changes in existing matters, and new hires. As a member of the Office of the US General Counsel, you will work closely with Firm attorneys, the Business Acceptance Unit, and other departments within the Firm around the globe to identify and navigate possible legal and commercial conflicts of interest. This position is critical to identifying potential risk, communicating potential resolution, and securing the necessary approvals as part of the business intake and new hire process. The ideal candidate possesses strong written and communication skills, exceptional research abilities, works well under pressure, enjoys collaboration and being part of a team, and is a proven problem-solver. The position demands strong and reasoned judgment, sound decision-making skills, and an orientation towards service and client satisfaction. The ideal candidate will interact well with people at all levels with a high degree of respect, accuracy, confidentiality, and professionalism.

Advise Firm attorneys and staff regarding conflict of interest issues associated with new matters and lateral attorney/paralegal candidates. Educate Firm attorneys and staff regarding policies and procedures relating to conflicts and business intake issues.
Assist department leadership in the coordination of daily workflow to ensure that performance of staff is meeting the needs of the attorneys.
Assist department leadership in establishing new methods and standards for searching and analysis of all conflicts of interest searches performed by the department, monitoring for consistency, accuracy and thoroughness.
Support training of new hires.
Draft and review engagement letters, conflict waiver letters, and ethical wall memoranda.
Communicate directly with Firm attorneys and clients to draft and negotiate engagement letters and conflict waiver letters.
Support Firm’s Business Acceptance Unit.
Assist department leadership as needed.
Keep abreast and informed of current rules, law and business issues that may impact Firm attorneys.
Have substantive knowledge of Rules of Professional Conduct, regulatory schemes governing attorneys across numerous states and legal ethics issues.
Available to address Firm’s global needs across multiple time zones – including evenings and weekends.
Other duties as necessitated by the business.

Law degree from an accredited law school. Active bar license in good standing in a state where Clyde & Co US LLP maintains an office. 5+ years of law firm experience, specifically in conflicts, risk management or insurance coverage. Experience in conflicts identification and clearance.

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