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Risk & Compliance Counsel

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Remote (US - CA) Work Remotely
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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!  

What you need to know:  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis).

Orrick currently has an excellent opening for a Risk & Compliance Counsel. This position could be located at our Global Operations & Innovation Center in Wheeling WV, the Austin, Houston, Seattle, or Portland offices and consideration given for 100% remote from any US location. 

What will you do?  As a Risk & Compliance Counsel, you will 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.
  • 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? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.  Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the sixth year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2021 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  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, from wellness and mindfulness programs to social impact opportunities, professional staff affinity group communities and generous paid time off. 

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 https://www.orrick.com/en/Careers/Paralegals-and-Staff 

No phone calls please. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. 



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Posted: 2021-10-05 Expires: 2021-12-19

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