Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: May 30, 2023
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.
We are seeking a Conflicts Analyst to join our team in London. The ideal candidate must have at least a couple of years experience working in a legal environment. Responsibilities include processing and determining existing or potential conflicts for incoming clients. Ability to clearly define relationships among the related parties and determine substantive issues.
In this position, you will manage the conflicts process , evaluate and clarify discrepancies; perform computer searches of indices and databases, record information found; maintain databases and input general client information upon approval of new business. Responsibility for maintaining document templates and assisting with the preparation of court and bankruptcy filings and retention applications, maintaining records of subpoena production and coordinating responses to subpoenas per counsel’s directions.
Responsible for running timely, accurate and thoughtful conflict searches daily for preliminary checks on potential matters, on formally submitted new business and new clients
Exceptional organizational skills; demonstrated communication skills; ability to work within a team; detail oriented
Responsible for vetting all information that comes into the department (i.e. requests to the department to re-open matters, new business for either new or existing clients, preliminary conflict check requests)
Maintain and update conflicts database
Liaise with attorneys and business representatives by telephone, e-mail or in person to obtain information on new clients and matters or for conflicts clearance
Analyze information provided in relation to new clients and accepting new clients in accordance with firm practice and guidelines
Field questions raised by attorneys and business representatives relating to conflicts issues.
Experience working in a legal/law department environment; conflicts experience preferred
University degree preferred
Excellent communication skills (particularly written). The ability to approach individuals at all levels within the firm by telephone, email correspondence or in person with confidence and clarity
The ability to solve problems in a methodical, practical way
Ability to multi-task, follow-up/follow through, be thorough, prioritize and pay close attention to detail are required
Responsive to the demands of lawyers and an ability to work under pressure
Must be able to function seamlessly in a time sensitive environment (i.e. no sacrifice to quality)
Must be customer service oriented
Takes compliance with ABA mandates on ethics and hedging risks regarding conflicts of interest seriously; understands their importance
Knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word is required
A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.
It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.