Sidley Austin LLP

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Conflicts/New Business Analyst

Conflicts/New Business Analyst

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The Conflicts Analyst is responsible for conducting the preliminary analysis and research for the identification and subsequent resolution of any potential conflicts issues during the new business intake process. Using the firm’s internal conflicts database and external corporate research resources, the Conflicts Analyst will prepare conflicts of interest reports that allow New Business Conflicts Staff Attorneys (CSA) and requesting partners to quickly and effectively identify compliance issues that need to be addressed prior to opening new business. The Conflicts Analyst will also assist in the set up and maintenance of ethical screens as required. Additionally, as the initial point of contact during the new business intake process, the Conflicts Analyst will play a critical role in ensuring the standardization and integrity of the firm’s conflicts data and information.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform initial review of conflicts requests and work with secretaries and submitters to obtain clear and precise information.
  • Compile conflicts reports that incorporate research and analysis from the firm’s internal conflicts database and external corporate research tools.
  • Collaborate with CSA to provide partners with clear and concise summaries of required steps to resolve and address any potential conflicts during the client and matter intake process.
  • Coordinate the creation and maintenance of ethical screens required as part of taking on new business.
  • Assist in compiling information for client due diligence reports for potential clients.
  • Assist with initiatives aimed at improving the quality and quantity of information provided to partners taking on new clients and matters.
  • Perform various special projects and duties as assigned.


Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in a research or analytical role in a legal or professional services environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel



  • Conflicts or compliance experience at large law firm
  • Database research experience and/or experience with corporate research resources (including CapitalIQ, Hoovers/Dunn & Bradstreet and/or Bureau van Dijk)
  • Experience with conflicts search and/or risk management applications (including Elite, Intapp Open and/or Intapp Wallbuilder)

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities


Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.