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Conflicts Specialist

Fenwick & West, LLP
Mountain View, CA
United States

Fenwick & West is a top-tier law firm with an open and inclusive culture. With more than 400 lawyers and 400 employees in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle and New York, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech. For more than four decades, our firm has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. We are proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the twelfth year.

Our Risk Management Department has an opening for a Conflicts Specialist who will be responsible for performing, analyzing and identifying potential conflicts related to new clients, matters and lateral hires. This position can be based in any of our U.S. offices.

Responsibilities Include:
- Performs conflicts checks and company research using in-house and commercial databases
- Analyzes conflicts reports and communicates results of search to attorneys and Conflicts Partner
- Works closely with the Director of Risk Management on implementing Ethical - Screens and maintenance
- Responsible for monitoring and handling requests sent to the Risk Management outlook account
- Assists in the follow-up on pending Risk Management matters
- Updates and maintains conflicts database
- Provides assistance with drafting and editing Conflict Waiver letters
- Responds to questions from lawyers and secretaries regarding Conflict Waiver letters
- Assists in the review of employee and lateral hire conflict check forms

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
- Excellent data entry skills;
- Effective verbal and written communication skills;
- Knowledge of automated conflict software, preferably Elite;
- Requires good computer skills (knowledge of MS Office applications preferred);
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Willingness to perform repetitive tasks;
- Ability to prioritize; and
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Reporting to the Conflicts and Compliance Manager , the ideal candidate will have 3+ years of conflicts or risk management experience. Bachelor's degree preferred.

To be fully considered for this position, please apply directly online:

COVID Vaccine Policy
On July 7, 2021, Fenwick implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. Fenwick will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or strongly held religious beliefs. This policy is part of Fenwick’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our employees and community, and to support public health efforts.