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Conflicts Attorney
Location: Columbus,Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Risk and Information Governance
Job Description:
The Conflicts Attorney will be responsible for performing conflicts searches for new clients, new employees, new matters, and submissions across all offices as a key component of the Firm’s new business intake and hiring processes. The employee must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
Essential Duties
  • Perform conflicts of interest searches and due diligence checks for incoming attorneys, staff, clients and matters
  • Analyze, review, and approve conflicts reports and identify possible areas of concern
  • Manage all client/matter intake data and ensure data is accurate and adheres to established policies and procedures
  • Identify misinformation and adjust search terms as needed to produce accurate results
  • Collaborate with the Risk and Information Governance team to ensure all processes are properly documented, stored, and easily accessible
  • Provide insight and suggestions for process improvement and stay abreast industry trends related to the conflict of interest process
  • Manage efforts to resolve conflicts and communicate resolutions with attorneys in the firm
  • Draft and review waiver and engagement letters as directed by attorneys in all offices
  • Develop screens for possible conflicts to ensure appropriate individuals do not access conflicting client and matter data
  • Liaise with firm attorneys to identify business conflicts and take necessary steps to document and resolve those conflicts
Minimum Requirements:
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and active license to practice law in the United States required
  • Two years of experience as a Conflicts Attorney or equal experience practicing law
  • Strong understanding of risk management and legal relationships
  • Ability to independently identify conflicts of interest and make decisions to resolve those conflicts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong research skills and ability to problem solve and analyze complex data
  • Ability to manage complex legal information, document processes, and suggest solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with both internal and external clients at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity as appropriate to each situation and demonstrate a high level of professionalism
  • Available to work remotely, after hours, as needed, and quickly produce results
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel and ability to adapt to new software
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties  
Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts on our website.

Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.   

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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