McGuireWoods LLP

  • Conflicts Attorney

    Job Location US-NC-Charlotte | US-NC-Raleigh | US-VA-Richmond | US-IL-Chicago
    Category General Counsel
  • Overview

    The firm's General Counsel has a need for a Conflicts Attorney to join the ethics and compliance team.  This role will work autonomously and as part of a team to analyze and resolve potential conflicts of interest related to new attorneys, staff, clients, and matters.  The ideal candidate will have conflicts analysis, research, and resolution experience from a large law firm environment, and the ability to work with attorneys and staff at all levels within the firm. To provide excellent service to the firm, the candidate can sit in any McGuireWoods office and will work from 10:30a-7p or 11a-7:30 ET. 


    McGuireWoods LLP is a global law firm with a legacy reaching back more than 175 years. We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others. We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity. For more information, please visit 


    • Identifies potential conflicts of interest associated with new business and assists attorneys in resolving them
    • Provides concise and complete evaluations of potential conflict issues along with recognized steps for resolution
    • Assists attorneys with reviewing and interpreting conflicts reports to help attorneys make conflicts clearance decisions and identifies recognized procedures for conflicts resolution
    • Conducts online searches and uses web-based research tools, company websites or public databases to determine relevant information about potential representations
    • Assists Deputy General Counsel with the review and resolution of potential conflicts associated with new lawyers and staff
    • Assists Deputy General Counsel with the drafting of consents as requested


    • Law degree and active state bar membership required. Four years of experience at a large law firm preferred
    • Interpretation and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Able to communicate with lawyers and staff to assist with the resolution of conflicts
    • Ability to work well under pressure

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