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Conflicts Assistant

Company: Latham & Watkins LLP
Location: Boston
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Conflicts Assistant to join our dynamic team in Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., or in our Global Services Office located in Downtown Los Angeles. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
As a Conflicts Assistant, you will be responsible for performing conflict checks, preparing conflict check reports, and undertaking other activities related to the Conflicts Department's responsibilities. Other key responsibilities include:
Preparing and finalizing conflict check reports using the firm's automated conflicts database to be sent to the attorneys and appropriate other staff; communicating with attorneys and staff regarding the results

Communicating with attorneys and staff regarding conflict check results and any missing information from the Intapp request form; validating the requirements for the conflicts check with the attorney or secretary requesting the report

Updating and inputting data into the conflicts and financial databases; using internal and external information resources to confirm the accuracy of the information; assisting with the research and input of DUNS numbers, SIC codes, and other identifying data to existing and future client records in the appropriate databases
Communicating and coordinating updates in the database with the Accounting Department or other departments as deemed necessary
Assisting with review of corporate tree relationships for clients of the firm; modifying client records to reflect the current parent/subsidiary relationships
Assisting with the processing of client/matter intake forms, new matter memos, accountant's letters, engagement letters, waiver letters, and other essential documents
Assisting with the input and maintenance of attorney origination and proliferation credits into the firm's conflicts and financial databases
Assisting with the preparation and distribution of various reports for new client and matter data
Providing coverage of department functions during work, after-hours, and weekends as needed
We'd love to hear from you if you:
Apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude

Follow consistent procedures and display attention to detail in all work activities

Have the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion is desired
Demonstrate general clerical and data entry skills with a high level of accuracy
A Bachelor's degree

A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree

A minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience in a law firm
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program which includes:
Healthcare, life and disability insurance

A generous 401k plan

At least 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)
Professional Development programs
Employee discounts
And more!
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.
Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.
Latham & Watkins is also committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, we require all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a documented underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents such vaccination. Offers of employment will be conditioned upon applicants presenting proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or obtaining an exemption on medical or religious grounds.

Keywords: Latham & Watkins LLP, Boston , Conflicts Assistant, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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