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Maine - USD Full Time Posted: Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Pierce Atwood LLP is seeking a Conflicts Analyst who is primarily responsible for running conflict searches and providing the search results to attorneys in an accurate and timely manner. The Conflicts Analyst will be the primary point of contact for conflict searches within the firm and will also be a resource for attorneys/staff with questions related to new matter intake.

Primary responsibilties include:

* Conduct conflict of interest searches for attorneys from all Pierce Atwood offices.

* Utilize internal and external databases and other legal resources as necessary to obtain information about the nature of an entitys role in a particular matter; identify relevant corporate affiliations.

* Review the conflict search results for accuracy and reasonableness.

* Provide a report containing the search results to each requestor.

* Incorporate the search results into the workflow process for setting up new matters.

* Coordinate with the individuals serving in a backup role to ensure that all conflict search requests receive a prompt response.

* Review and process all new matter and declination requests.

* Update/maintain the conflict database

* Update/maintain standard party/corporate family links in the conflicts database.

The Conflicts Analyst will also be involved with certain functions within the Accounting Department as listed below:

* Review all incoming cash receipts (Checks, Wires, ACH Payments, Credit Card Payments)

* Post cash receipts in the Accounting Software, compare and confirm batch totals to control totals, note differences

* Record incoming Escrow/Trust payments in the Accounting software

* Issue Escrow/Trust payment requests from Attorneys; verify balances and validate wire instructions.

* Perform special projects as needed.

The ideal candidate will have:

* Excellent research and analytical skills.

* General understanding of how various parties to a legal transaction or lawsuit may give rise to a conflict.

* Skill with database searches so as to not inadvertently limit search results

* Ability to work effectively with attorneys and staff throughout the firm.

* Ability to consistently exercise discretion and independent judgment

* Ability to work independently while safeguarding confidential information.

* Excellent customer service skills; ability to respond to requests in a prompt, professional manner

* Ability to work in fast-paced, professional environment where deadlines & priorities may change

* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)

* Minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience

* Associates and/or Bachelors degree preferred

* Previous conflicts search and/or paralegal experience preferred

Maine, United States of America
Pierce Atwood
Pierce Atwood
11/14/2017 2:54:41 PM

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