1+ months

Risk & Compliance Counsel

Wheeling, WV 26003
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Are you a self-starter and want to be an essential member of our dynamic New Business & Conflicts team? This may be the opportunity for you!

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

What will you do? Ensure the accurate and timely identification of potential conflicts, compliance and risk management issues associated with firm operations. Specifically handle day to day lateral and new business intake issues related to conflicts clearance, conflicts remedy and firm compliance issues.

  • Responsible for conflict research and conflict resolution to ensure potential conflicts are quickly and accurately identified and cleared pursuant to firm policy. Consults with Risk Management and Department Leadership to resolve complex issues that have been escalated for legal conflicts resolution.

  • Assist with all conflicts of interest aspects of the lateral hire and new business processes as necessary, including conducting comprehensive conflict of interest checks; analyzing and resolving identified issues; drafting waiver letters and/or Ethical Wall Memos for Risk Management Committee review and approval.

  • Responsible for various risk management and firm compliance initiative including; engagement letter management; outside counsel 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 the Firm's risk management and compliance policies and practices.

  • Serve as a principle resource to provide guidance to attorneys regarding potential legal conflict of interest issues.

  • Assume responsibility for maintaining the highest level of confidentiality of all Firm matters and client information.

  • Maintain knowledge of trends and legal developments impacting the conflicts and new business department functions.

  • Participates in departmental project teams and task forces designed to streamline workflow and/or resolve issues; assists with various firm and/or departmental projects and initiatives as assigned.

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

  • Identifies and supports all training and development needs.

Job Requirements:
  • JD Degree and admission to practice in good standing in a US jurisdiction required.
  • 1-3 years of related experience including extensive knowledge 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 encourage teamwork 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 manage change within a fast paced, dynamic and progressive organization while maintaining a commitment to the Firm's core values.

  • Ability to exercise sound decision making abilities and good judgment.

  • Excellent project management, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrates a strong customer service orientation towards internal and external clients; proven 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.

Who is Orrick? 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. For the fourth year in a row, Fortune selected Orrick among the 100 best workplace cultures for the very best talent. Orrick ranks in the top 15 and is the highest-ranked law firm of only four firms on the 2019 list. We provide excellent service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most hardworking individuals at every level. We champion a culture that is committed to excellence, but is also fun, inclusive and real. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company*.

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, including lots of extra perks like free biometric screenings, paid time to participate in community service activities and the day off for your birthday.

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

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/en/Careers.

No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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