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Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Conflicts Lawyer to join our dynamic Office of the General Counsel team in London.

About Latham & Watkins

With offices in 14 countries, more than 2,700 attorneys and over 2,500 professional staff, the key to Latham’s success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our global offices that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

Our people are what differentiate us from our competitors and other industries. Working with the world’s best lawyers requires great people, award-winning technology, continuous learning and a collaborative work environment.

About the role

As a Conflicts Lawyer, you will be responsible for assisting the Firm’s Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Committee, attorneys, and Conflicts Department staff with legal issues relating to global conflicts and ethics functions and operations. Other key responsibilities include:

* Developing and maintaining substantive knowledge of and familiarity with a) the legal ethics, and professional responsibility rules applicable in the Firm’s geographic jurisdictions, particularly the England and Wales rules and those of our EU jurisdictions and b) Latham’s procedures, policies, and practices relating to conflicts and other ethical issues

* Assisting attorneys and other Conflicts Department staff in identifying, evaluating, and resolving ethical conflict and business conflict issues relating to conflicts checks for laterals and new business matters

* Assisting with conflict clearance for confidential matters, including matters triggering the Firm’s public takeover policy

* Understanding and using the firm’s conflicts and new business software to perform and/or review situation-specific conflicts checks when requested, such as checks requested by the Executive Committee, checks requested on behalf of retired partners, or other checks outside of the normal new business and/or lateral conflict check processes

* Performing legal research and analysis projects relating to conflicts or other aspects of ethics and/or professional responsibility as requested by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel, Ethics Committee, or Compliance and Ethics Attorneys

About you

Apply to join our team if you:

* Exhibit well developed and professional interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people at all organisational levels of the firm

* Thrive working in a team environment with a customer service focus

* Are able to handle confidential information with the appropriate discretion

* Possess knowledge of legal ethics and legal practice

And have:

* A Bachelor’s degree and a law degree from an accredited law school

* An active practising certificate or local bar membership

* Experience practicing law and/or working in a conflicts team

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding job opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

* Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance

* Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)

* Professional Development programs

* Employee discounts

* And more!

Additionally, we have a range of global affinity groups (including LGBTQ group, multicultural group, women’s group). These provide a platform for staff to share experiences, advice, and interests, encouraging a continued discussion on diversity.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Job Location

London, London, City of, United Kingdom

Department

Office of the General Counsel

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular
Tracking Code

4600

Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Conflicts Lawyer to join our dynamic Office of the General Counsel team in London.

About Latham & Watkins

With offices in 14 countries, more than 2,700 attorneys and over 2,500 professional staff, the key to Latham’s success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our global offices that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

Our people are what differentiate us from our competitors and other industries. Working with the world’s best lawyers requires great people, award-winning technology, continuous learning and a collaborative work environment.

About the role

As a Conflicts Lawyer, you will be responsible for assisting the Firm’s Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Committee, attorneys, and Conflicts Department staff with legal issues relating to global conflicts and ethics functions and operations. Other key responsibilities include:

* Developing and maintaining substantive knowledge of and familiarity with a) the legal ethics, and professional responsibility rules applicable in the Firm’s geographic jurisdictions, particularly the England and Wales rules and those of our EU jurisdictions and b) Latham’s procedures, policies, and practices relating to conflicts and other ethical issues

* Assisting attorneys and other Conflicts Department staff in identifying, evaluating, and resolving ethical conflict and business conflict issues relating to conflicts checks for laterals and new business matters

* Assisting with conflict clearance for confidential matters, including matters triggering the Firm’s public takeover policy

* Understanding and using the firm’s conflicts and new business software to perform and/or review situation-specific conflicts checks when requested, such as checks requested by the Executive Committee, checks requested on behalf of retired partners, or other checks outside of the normal new business and/or lateral conflict check processes

* Performing legal research and analysis projects relating to conflicts or other aspects of ethics and/or professional responsibility as requested by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel, Ethics Committee, or Compliance and Ethics Attorneys

About you

Apply to join our team if you:

* Exhibit well developed and professional interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people at all organisational levels of the firm

* Thrive working in a team environment with a customer service focus

* Are able to handle confidential information with the appropriate discretion

* Possess knowledge of legal ethics and legal practice

And have:

* A Bachelor’s degree and a law degree from an accredited law school

* An active practising certificate or local bar membership

* Experience practicing law and/or working in a conflicts team

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding job opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

* Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance

* Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)

* Professional Development programs

* Employee discounts

* And more!

Additionally, we have a range of global affinity groups (including LGBTQ group, multicultural group, women’s group). These provide a platform for staff to share experiences, advice, and interests, encouraging a continued discussion on diversity.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Job Location

London, London, City of, United Kingdom

Department

Office of the General Counsel

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular
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