Skadden is looking for a Conflict of Interest Specialist to provide the conflicts department assistance to attorneys, legal assistants and support staff by taking requests and retrieving information from various files, databases, online sources, outside services and assist in maintaining internal database information.
Performs accurate and methodical searches in the Firm's Conflicts Of Interest System relevant to new business, investment or hiring.
Reports accurate written results to requesting attorneys, legal assistants and support staff.
Performs conflicts checks in off-hours from a remote location, on a rotational basis.
Assists in maintaining and updating the Conflicts System.
Maintains detailed records of requests.
Maintains organization of the Conflicts Department.
Uses Firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff to complete pending requests.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
Manages Firm resources responsibly.
Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Attention to detail, accuracy in record keeping, strong communication skills, and expertise in computer searching
Knowledge of U.S. and foreign company names and histories
Demonstrates teamwork and good interpersonal skills
Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions
Ability to deal courteously/effectively with others
Ability to use third-party database systems, such as such as DNBi, Hoover's and Capital IQ to find company information
Ability to delegate work effectively
Ability to exert moderate to high physical effort
Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience (minimum of one year)
Minimum of two years related experience in Conflicts of Interest research
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.
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With 23 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits. Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
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