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Conflicts Attorney

$114,000- $145,000/ year
Posted Jul 05
Full Time
On Site
Washington, District of Columbia
Position Information

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to how we work. That’s why we’re looking for a Conflicts Attorney to join our Client Intake & Conflicts Department. This hybrid, non-practicing attorney position plays a critical role in facilitating the resolution process for conflicts of interest related to firm business. Working as part of a national team and in conjunction with firm partners and counsel, the Conflicts Attorney will conduct legal research, provide comprehensive analyses and recommendations for resolution of potential conflicts of interest and ensure potential conflicts are addressed and resolved.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for...

  • Facilitating the conflicts resolution process for new business, providing legal analysis of potential conflicts of interest to the Ethics Committee Chairperson and firm attorneys
  • Researching and analyzing conflict waivers and engagement letters for consent to waive specific representations, in accordance with Rules of Professional Responsibility
  • Conducting in-depth research of conflict entities to identify and/or rule out potential conflicts
  • Making recommendations to firm management regarding potential business conflicts identified through external research and analysis of potential conflicts
  • Serving as escalation point for Conflicts Analysts and troubleshooting conflicts issues through to resolution
  • Conducting ongoing review and maintenance of conflicts data to ensure subsidiaries and affiliates named in Outside Counsel Guidelines are current

 The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • Juris Doctor degree and active bar status in the District of Columbia 
  • A minimum of three years of legal practice experience
  • Understanding of conflicts of interest, including the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and municipal government organizational structures and advise Ethics Committee on issues as they relate to firm clients and/or attorneys regarding government entities
  • Strong focus on client service and responsiveness
  • Strong communications skills; ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter who can manage priorities, meet deadlines, and collaborate with other team members across the firm

The Conflicts team provides service to the entire firm, which requires the team to provide after-hours emergency support to the business as needed.

Pay Range for Candidates in Washington, DC:

$114,000 - $145,00 per year

The range provided is the minimum and maximum salary that Venable in good faith believes at the time of this posting that it is willing to pay for the advertised position.  Exact compensation will be determined based on individual candidate qualifications and location.


Committing your time and talent is no small matter—at Venable, we know that superior client service begins with an investment in our people. Our competitive compensation, robust benefits, and programs that support our employees’ well-being, families, and futures reflect our dedication to prioritizing the whole person, not just the professional. 

Venable’s benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flexible spending and healthcare savings accounts, 401(k) with firm profit share, paid time off, firm paid holidays, wellness and personal advocacy programs, family planning resources and leave programs, tuition reimbursement, and more.  New employees are provided a detailed orientation to the firm’s benefit offerings upon hire.

Here, we strive to offer the kind of care that radiates, from our colleagues to our clients, to our communities, so that success finds everyone.