Requisition Number: 2023-10-04013-0125-001
Job Title: Conflicts Analyst
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Conflicts Analyst

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Description/Job Summary

The Conflicts Analyst is responsible for assisting in the management of procedures related to new business for the firm and working closely with Conflicts Attorneys and the members of the team on the facilitation of review, analysis, identification, processing of requests and application of business rules to search criteria necessary for the Firm to determine whether or not it may accept new clients and matters under prevailing ethical rules, applicable law and internal policies. 


  • Directly interface with Conflict Attorneys, analyzing conflict check inquiries for Firm-wide new business and conflicts of interest
  • Implement the Firm’s restricted list procedures and quarterly audit
  • Assist with establishing and monitoring ethical screens and prepare and obtain conflicts waivers
  • Monitor and review new intake forms with an understanding of commercial and litigation matters ensuring submitted party information is correct and complete
  • Gather information from internal and external databases and from attorneys involved to conduct factual research on prospective clients or involved parties and to determine the status of relevant matters and in order to establish whether a conflict of interest exists and provide related risk assessment accordingly
  • Respond to inquiries regarding conflicts and other engagement risk issues; communicate findings to Partners and Conflicts Attorneys with accuracy, confidence and professionalism; clear matters for particular practice groups should conflicts issues require resolution
  • Ascertain the nature of an entity’s role in a particular matter; research corporate history of clients and parties affiliated to new client work
  • Review client engagement letters, new matter requests and confer with Firm attorneys to determine whether conflicts of interest exist with respect to prospective representations                 
  • Process revisions of client and matter records; ensure database entries are updated with appropriate and valid information
  • Work closely with staff members in the department, as well as lawyers, paralegals, secretaries and other levels of management
  • Assist with utilization of research applications  
  • Help with other duties related to the resolution and clearance of the conflicts of interest issues; perform projects and other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • 4 plus years’ experience working for a law firm, corporation or financial institution in a Conflicts Analyst capacity
  • Understanding of the type of work undertaken by a large global law firm along with an appreciation of commercial and legal terms
  • Knowledge of ethical rules and risk management requirements governing conflicts of interest and conflicts resolution processes
  • Strong understanding of legal relationships and the nature of representations undertaken
  • Must be extremely organized and have excellent issue tracking, follow up, and resolution skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of personnel in a global market with tact and diplomacy
  • Able to learn and utilize specialized internal conflict checking software and multiple
    software applications such as Capital IQ and World-Check One as well as workflow processes of various departments
  • Ability to analyze and summarize conflict situations, articulate potential issues clearly and concisely, and suggest resolutions to attorneys as required
  • Implement both logical and common sense understanding to carry out a variety of
    instructions furnished in written, verbal, and diagram forms
  • Exercise independent judgment and decision making in order to handle multiple functions in a fast-paced, detail oriented work environment
  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to provide a quality, accurate, and efficient written
    work product in a high-volume environment
  • Ability to manage complex projects and assignments while meeting tight deadlines
  • Proven follow-through skills and the ability to troubleshoot
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as needed

Preferred Skills

  • Previous experience in law firm conflicts and intake
  • Advanced knowledge of conflicts and experience with conflicts resolution with overall understanding of a corporate law practice

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Education

  • Paralegal certificate or JD a plus

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Paralegal certificate and/or JD


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $130k to $150k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is exempt meaning it is not overtime pay eligible.

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