Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking several dynamic and motivated individuals for the role of Conflicts Analyst. This is an exciting opportunityto work in a fast-paced environment researching and analyzing data that will allow you to assist attorneys with their compliance duties and contribute to the success of the Firm. The Conflicts Analyst works closely with attorneys and members of the Business Intake and Conflicts Department around the globe to identify possible conflicts of interest with incoming new matters and new employees. Through your involvement in researching and analyzing complex issues, this job will offer you a global perspective on important business relationships that impact the partnership on a daily basis and will require critical thinking, strong judgment and decision-making skills. 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.
Understand and perform the analysis and research process on all conflict searches.
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 conflict issues with department colleagues and attorneys, when necessary.
Collaborate with team members on conflicts searches and projects, with attention to deadlines and time-sensitive issues.
Contribute to process, procedure, and technology improvements in order to reduce risk and improve efficiency.
Assist in the development and training of other Conflicts Analysts.
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.