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Fort Lauderdale Conflicts Counsel

Company: Akerman LLP
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Akerman LLP seeks a Conflicts Counsel to assist the firm's General Counsel's Office with conflict of interest and risk management matters. The Conflicts Counsel is responsible for daily review, analysis and resolution of conflicts and other issues related to firm acceptance of new clients and new matters, as well as interface with the firm's General Counsel and attorneys regarding approval of new clients and matters. Responsibilities include the analysis of conflict of interest reports for all new firm representations to identify potential conflict problems, resolution of conflict of interest issues (including drafting necessary waivers and other documents) related to new clients and new matters, review of client outside counsel guidelines and assisting with assessment of firm's ability to comply. The Conflicts Counsel will handle additional assignments from the firm's General Counsel's office and firm administration, as needed. The position requires a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and bar membership, as well as 5+ years of practice experience as a lawyer in a mid to large-sized law firm. Qualified candidates must possess basic knowledge of conflict-of-interest principles under professional responsibility rules, and have excellent analytical, organizational and written and oral communication skills. Experience in the area of conflict of interest law and/or professional responsibility is preferred. This position can be resident in any of the firm's office locations. Hybrid and remote work arrangements are available. This position will work solely with the General Counsel's Office on firm internal matters.

About the Firm
Akerman LLP is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer and a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking firms in the industry. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world's most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth. Akerman is known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate and other dynamic sectors across the United States and Latin America. To learn more about our firm, please visit us at

Firm Recognitions

  • Top 100 U.S. Law Firms (The American Lawyer)
  • Among the Most Innovative Law Firms (Financial Times)
  • Top 4 Large Law Firms for Diversity (Law360)
  • Top 5 Large Law Firms for Highest Representation of Women (Law360)
  • Ranked #6 Among Large Law Firms for Minority Attorneys (Law360)
  • "Best Law Firms for Women" (Working Mother Magazine)
  • "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" (100% rating by Corporate Equality Index)
  • Top 50 Firm for Diversity (The American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard)

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
    We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can reach their full potential, no matter their race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation or genetic makeup.

    Note to Search Firms Akerman LLP will not accept unsolicited resumes or other unsolicited candidate information from Search Firms. Submissions will only be considered when a fully executed fee agreement is in place. Search firms should contact for additional information.

Keywords: Akerman LLP, Fort Lauderdale , Fort Lauderdale Conflicts Counsel, Legal , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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