The Staff Ethics and Conflicts Attorney helps ensure that our firm and its lawyers do not inadvertently violate conflict of interest rules that govern our representation of clients. This is a critical and complicated task given that we have more than 500 attorneys in 9 jurisdictions and that we represent many thousands of clients in various industries who are adverse to many thousands of adversaries. To meet this need, the Staff Ethics & Conflicts Attorney:
1. Reviews client, related party and adverse party data for potential new matters to determine whether these proposed engagements involve conflicts of interest. This entails identifying possible conflicts from conflict reports containing that data, contacting the attorneys responsible for relevant matters, and drafting and seeking conflict waivers from select clients to resolve those possible conflicts.
2. Stays apprised of the various conflict of interest rules in our jurisdictions.
3. Works with staff in our Ethics & Business Intake screening department.
4. As needed, performs research on legal issues relating to ethics matters.
5. As needed, analyzes and resolves conflict of interest issues arising from the firm’s hiring of new and experienced lawyers.
6. As needed, drafts confidentiality walls and secures compliance using state of the art technology.
7. As needed, assists lawyers with drafting of engagement letter provisions to address conflicts of interest and other ethics issues.
8 .As needed, acts as a backup to the Staff Ethics and Business Intake Attorneys in reviewing and approving client/matter intake screening documentation.
J.D. degree from ABA-accredited law school.
Current admission in good standing to practice law in Colorado or another jurisdiction in which we practice, with no record of adverse disciplinary action.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
A background or interest in legal ethics and a willingness to learn.
Ability to solve problems and make sound judgments, and willingness to ask for help when needed.
Literacy in Word, Outlook, Excel, Adobe, Westlaw or Lexis, and Internet search engines. Ability and willingness to learn applicable software used in the conflict and intake process.
1.This is a non-partnership track position.
2. There will be little or no direct client service and no billable hour expectation.
3. Night or weekend work will be rare.
4. Occasional travel to regional offices or CLE seminars may be required.
Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that today has approximately 500 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com or on Twitter: @HollandHart.