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DLA Piper Conflicts Counsel in Boston, Massachusetts

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center ( .

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DLA Piper LLP (US), a global law firm, seeks a full-time Conflicts Counsel in the firm’s Office of General Counsel. The Conflicts Counsel will advise and assist the firm’s attorneys and staff in connection with the identification and resolution of conflicts of interest. The Conflicts Counsel reports to the Firm’s Assistant General Counsel.


  • Advises firm attorneys and staff regarding conflict of interest issues associated with new matters, lateral attorney/paralegal candidates, and efficacy and integrity of ethical walls;

  • Analyzes prospective legal matters across every practice group to identify conflicts of interest;

  • Advises staff members in Conflicts Resolution Group and New Business Intake regarding conflicts of interest and appropriate resolution;

  • Drafts and reviews engagement letters, conflict waiver letters, and ethical wall memoranda;

  • Works as part of a team with attorneys and staff members in the New Business Intake and Conflicts Resolution Group and the Office of General Counsel; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Active law license in good standing in state where practicing.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in law firm or in-house legal department.

  • Prior experience in conflicts resolution or law firm risk management in a large law firm environment highly preferred.

  • Substantive knowledge of Rules of Professional Conduct and current state of legal ethics issues.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills required to communicate complex legal issues.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with partners, associates, and firm staff on a regular basis.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of work and numerous matters simultaneously.

  • Ability to work effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.

  • Ability to work outside regular business hours when needed and to travel on occasion.

About DLA Piper:

DLA Piper is one of the largest business law firms in the world and one of the most recognized law firm brands globally. Since our firm’s founding, we have established ourselves as an innovative and entrepreneurial firm that is deeply committed to our global core values of people, clients and community. In fact, it is the individual members of the DLA Piper team—the combination of talented lawyers and business professionals working together—that define our success and drive our growth.

DLA Piper provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, including eligibility for year-end bonuses, profit sharing eligibility, a generous paid-time-off policy and a 401(k) plan. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews. The firm encourages ongoing personal development and supports a healthy work/life balance.

Please apply online if you are a direct applicant. If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or if you have any questions about the process, please contact Kim Torvik at . As DLA Piper is a federal contractor and must follow certain regulations requiring equal opportunity in employment, please apply directly online instead of sending application materials directly to Kim. Please add to your list of safe senders.

Job Requirements: J.D., 5 years’ experience as practicing lawyer and active law license in good standing in state where practicing.

Job: Lawyer

Organization: Office of General Counsel

Title: Conflicts Counsel

Location: Illinois-Chicago

Requisition ID: 21000290

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