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Conflicts Analyst - San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA · Legal

Conflicts Analyst - San Diego, CA
The Conflicts Analyst is primarily responsible for the identification, analysis, and resolution of all conflicts requests, using independent judgment and demonstrating a thorough understanding of the business needs when clearing incoming work and candidates. The schedule for this position includes a weekend workday and/or a late shift.



  • Analyze and process all conflict requests to ensure that all firm engagements and hires are clear from a business and ethical perspective
  • Prepare database search terms and create conflicts reports for related parties, for all requests including high volume, bulk searches
  • Perform corporate research to confirm the identity of related parties and address any potential conflicts or high-profile issues
  • Identify existing and potential conflicts for each request by reviewing and analyzing conflicts reports and supporting documents
  • Understand and interpret database results and conflicts reports for firm partners, counsel, attorneys and professional staff
  • Prepare concise, comprehensive descriptions of prospective conflicts landscape based on the rules of professional conduct for attorneys and other submitters
  • Interact regularly with partners - through email and telephone to investigate and discuss potential issues and propose solutions in connection with conflict clearances
  • Provide regular updates to responsible attorneys and other users in connection with conflicts clearances
  • Maintain conflicts resolution notes and responses for each request
  • Request waivers for all matters requiring consent and confirm that all conflicts have been resolved
  • Draft conflict waivers and engagement letters as necessary
  • Inform and advise firm attorneys and counsel of any special circumstances of complicated requests
  • Draft and implement necessary ethical screens
  • Perform conflicts of case law and legal ethics research


Skills & Experience

  • Proficiency in IntApp Open and Contract Express or similar programs
  • Knowledge of American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and California State Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Overall understanding of a corporate law practice
  • 2+ years creditable conflicts experience, which could include experience within a law firm, legal environment or conflicts department
  • Proven ability to conduct legal and corporate research


  • Knowledge and experience with complete conflicts resolution strongly preferred
  • Paralegal Certificate preferred or completion of an ethics course in paralegal program
  • Prior experience as a paralegal or legal researcher in a law firm
  • Bachelor’s Degree, JD strong preferred



  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Good judgment, strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Able to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks
  • Comfortable communicating professionally with attorneys, directors, and managers
  • Ability to take on time sensitive matters while recognizing legal ethical rules
  • Excellent customer service skills
To Apply: Please email your resume to: cfleck@chelsearecruiters.com
Craig Fleck
Vice President
Chelsea Search Group
4376 Pacifica Way Suite 3
Oceanside, CA 92056
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