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Compliance Lawyer

White & Case
Posted May 28
Full Time
On Site
Tampa, Florida

Firm Summary


White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers and staff operating from more than 47 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices and shared services centers; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.


Position Summary


The Compliance Lawyer will work alongside leadership and support Senior Management and the General Counsel’s office with engagement letter review and negotiation.  This work involves interaction with the Firm partnership, Office of the General Counsel, and Compliance and New Business team in relation to review, collection, drafting and negotiation of engagement documentation including engagement letters, outside counsel guidelines, and framework agreements.  The Compliance Lawyer is responsible for tracking and monitoring of pending engagement documentation and reviewing such documentation for compliance with applicable rules and regulations, Firm policy, and departmental processes.

The attorney is also responsible for reviewing and responding to inquiries from clients with respect to due diligence about the Firm and supporting the client audit and business development teams in providing answers to questions from clients about the Firm. 

Duties and Responsibilities*

  • Support Senior Manager of Compliance and General Counsel team with oversight of all functions in relation to engagement letter documentation.
  • Draft waivers and negotiate with Firm Partners and Outside Counsel in connection with engagement terms in accordance with rules of procedure and Firm risk management protocols.
  • Review and analyze engagement agreements and outside counsel guidelines in collaboration with General Counsel team. Conduct first level review and send for review by Subject Matter Experts or the Office of the General Counsel in a timely fashion.
  • Develop understanding of standard terms of engagement and conduct risk assessment to determine which terms are non-negotiable.
  • Liaise with the New Business Team to ensure client records accurately reflect client identity, scope of work, conflict waivers, and other relevant engagement terms. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • JD and Bar license in Good Standing.
  • Two years experience in an Am Law 200 law firm, preferably in the firm’s Conflicts Department or General Counsel’s office, or comparable government or in-house legal experience.
  • Experience reviewing terms of engagement or contracts.
  • Understanding of domestic and international ethics and conflicts rules.
  • Ability to work well independently, under pressure, and adhere to strict deadlines while prioritizing workload.
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a global team.
  • Proficiency in Excel.
  • Familiarity with Intapp Conflicts and Intake systems.

Location & Reporting

  • This is a staff attorney role (not partner track) based in our Tampa office.
  • This is an exempt position and may require monitoring after normal business hours.
  • This role reports to the Senior Manager of Compliance.