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Conflicts Attorney — Portland or Seattle

Miller Nash has an immediate opening for an experienced Conflicts Attorney to join its team!

This role is primarily responsible for assisting with the identification, review, and resolution of potential conflicts issues. This role will work closely with the Firm’s General Counsel, New Business Committee, members of the Firm’s Loss Prevention team, and other Firm administrators. This role also includes the opportunity to expand into supporting the Firm’s compliance with relevant professional ethics rules and regulations, as well as assisting in the development and maintenance of risk management policies and practices.

About Us:

Miller Nash is an established Firm with both strong traditions and modern sensibilities. Although our roots in the Pacific Northwest go back more than a century, we pride ourselves on being creative thinkers who are committed to serving our clients, our community, and each other in smart and innovative ways. Our attorneys and staff enjoy collaborating with one another, and it shows. Candidates and new members of our team often tell us that they are most impressed by the genuine collegiality and caring at our Firm. Learn more about us: About Miller Nash.

The Position:

The primary duties and responsibilities of this role are:

  • Review and analyze conflicts reports for both new business and lateral hires to identify potential conflicts. Communicate with Firm lawyers to gather more information relevant to potential conflicts and determine steps for resolution.
  • Provide Firm lawyers with summary of review, highlighting potential issues. Work closely with Firm lawyers, the Firm’s General Counsel, New Business Committee, members of the Firm’s Loss Prevention team, and other Firm administrators to assist with conflict resolution, including assisting with dissemination of information within the Firm needed to maintain compliance with the law.
  • Assist with transitioning clients to the Firm in lateral partner hires, including a complete conflicts analysis and resolution, drafting engagement letters and waivers for lawyer review and approval, and assisting with matter opening.
  • Provide assistance to the New Business Committee, including assisting with review, developing policies, practices, and guidelines concerning the Firm’s client intake process, and assisting with implementing same (as needed).
  • Study and stay current with laws and rules pertaining to conflicts of interest, risk management, loss prevention, and relevant professional ethics rules and regulations in each jurisdiction where the Firm’s offices are located.
  • Consistently promote and model the Firm’s client service principles in leadership, teamwork, work product, and personal interaction.

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor
  • Knowledge of rules of professional responsibility
  • A minimum of three years of conflicts experience or equivalent
  • Database research experience (preferred)

The Benefits:

  • Full benefits package: medical, dental, life, long term disability, and more,
  • Partially remove work arrangements available,
  • Vacation and Sick,
  • Parental Leave (after one year of service),
  • 401k option,
  • Up to 10 ½ paid holidays,
  • Paid professional membership dues, professional liability fund premiums, and more,
  • On-site and virtual training classes,
  • Access to free gym onsite,
  • Regular Firm events and socials,
  • and more!

The Location:

This position can be based in either our Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington location.

Our office is located in the US Bancorp Tower, the second tallest building in the city and affectionately known as ‘Big Pink,’ in downtown Portland.

Our office is located on the Seattle waterfront on historic Pier 70. We are at the intersection of Alaskan Way and Broad Street and adjacent to the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park.

Interested?

If you are qualified and interested in being a part of our collaborative team, please APPLY HERE.

Cover letter and resume must be included with your application in order to be considered as a candidate.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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