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Conflicts Review, Coordinator

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. From offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals, our more than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Job title
Conflicts Review, Coordinator
New York
General Counsel’s Office
Reports to

Conflicts/Compliance Attorney

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (overtime as required)

Position Summary

The Conflicts Review Coordinator is responsible for assisting with conflicts review performed in connection with new matters. The position will be part of the Office of General Counsel, with frequent direct interaction with the Conflicts/Compliance Attorney, and will communicate with partners and associates to assist with conflicts clearance. Given the demanding and global nature of the firm’s work, the Conflicts Coordinator must be available outside normal office hours and flexible with respect to evening and weekend work as circumstances require. The position is not a partnership track position.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct preliminary assessments of new matter conflicts reports. Identify, analyze, categorize and summarize information concerning potential conflicts.
  • Communicate with the relevant attorneys regarding potential conflicts.
  • Assist responsible matter partners in drafting conflicts waiver request letters for review by Conflicts/Compliance Attorney.
  • Liaise with the Conflicts/Compliance Attorney in connection with the implementation of ethical walls, as appropriate.
  • Identify and review advance conflicts waivers.
  • Accurately document conflicts resolutions, including waivers obtained or relied upon, as applicable.
  • Input and maintain data in the conflicts review database.
  • Assist in conflicts checks related to the hiring of attorney and non-attorney staff, as needed.
  • Assist with special projects and other responsibilities relating to the conflicts process, as needed.
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Availability and willingness to work outside normal business hours on a routine basis, including nights and weekends, at times with little notice.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to set priorities and multi-task while meeting strict deadlines. Ability to maintain flexibility as priorities and tasks change.
  • Keen attention to detail.
Education and/or Experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in conflicts clearance or comparable legal experience.
  • Conflicts experience in a large law firm preferred.
  • Law degree from an accredited law school and licensed and in good standing to practice in New York highly preferred.

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $80,000 - $100,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, anticipated assignment, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter.

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This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.