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Risk & Compliance Counsel

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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Risk & Compliance Counsel

Risk & Compliance Counsel

Orrick currently has an excellent opening for a Risk & Compliance Counsel positon in the Global Operations Center (GOC) in Wheeling, WV.

Orrick is again one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2017 list.

In this role, you will ensure the accurate and timely identification of potential conflicts, compliance and risk management issues associated with firm operations. You will specifically handle day to day lateral and new business intake issues related to conflicts clearance, conflicts remedy and firm compliance issues. You will report directly to the firm's Chief Legal Counsel and coordinates on a regular basis with Director of New Business and Conflicts.

Your Responsibilities:
• You will be responsible for conflict research and conflict resolution to ensure potential conflicts are quickly and accurately identified and cleared pursuant to firm policy. You will consult with Risk Management Department Leadership to resolve complex issues that have been escalated for legal conflicts resolution.
• You will assist with all conflicts of interest aspects of the lateral hire and new business processes as necessary.
• Serve as a principle resource to provide guidance to attorneys regarding potential legal conflict of interest issues.
• You will be responsible for various risk management and firm compliance initiatives including: guideline review and management; Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) compliance; Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) compliance and oversight, amongst other initiatives to be named and not defined here.
• Develop training and continuing education programs for legal and non-legal staff members on risk management and compliance policies and practices.
• Responsible for maintaining the highest level of confidentiality of all Firm matters and client information.
• Maintain knowledge of trends and legal developments impacting the department functions.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

Your Qualifications:
• JD Degree and admission to practice in good standing in a US jurisdiction required.
• 1-3 years of related experience including a deep understanding of new client and matter and conflict of interest policies and procedures.
• Familiarity with rules governing conflicts of interest and the conflict resolution process desirable.
• Strong legal research and analytical skills.
• Ability to effectively establish working relationships with lawyers and staff, and to inspire collaboration and build consensus in order to exceed departmental standards and Firm objectives.
• Ability to maintain open lines of communication within and between departments and lawyers to share knowledge about clients, matters, and conflict of interest issues.
• Ability to handle change within a dynamic and forward-thinking organization while maintaining a dedication to the Firm's core values.
• Ability to exercise sound decision-making abilities and good judgment.
• Excellent project management and organizational skills.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrates a strong customer service orientation towards internal and external clients; confirmed ability to interact with all levels of management, staff and external entities in a highly effective and professional manner.
• Proficient personal computer skills and knowledge of firm software including MS Excel and Word and conflicts database.

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.

Our formula for success is simple—we provide quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.

Our GOC in Wheeling, West Virginia, is home to more than 300 members. Established more than a decade ago, it was the first centralized administrative operation in a major law firm.

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please select the Apply For This Job option at the top of the page. Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter. Submissions without salary expectations may not be considered.

No phone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


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