Conflicts & Ethics Attorney

Conflicts, Ethics & New Business Intake Los Angeles, California Sacramento, California San Francisco, California Palo Alto, California Denver, Colorado

King & Spalding is a leading global law firm with a commitment to excellence, innovation, and the seamless delivery of legal services. We harness innovative technology and exceptional talent to meet the complex needs of our clients in a fast-paced and dynamic legal landscape.
We are seeking a Conflicts & Ethics Attorney to join our Conflicts & Business Review Department, which is part of the firm’s General Counsel’s Office.  
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Review the firm’s new business intake forms and related documents, including conflict reports and engagement terms to identify and resolve business and ethical conflicts and to ensure compliance with Firm policies before matter opening.
  • Draft and review waiver letters, engagement letters, and communicate with lawyers and staff on any changes or additional information that may be necessary before the firm can accept the new business.
  • Work closely with the Associate Director of New Business Intake and a team of Conflicts & Ethics Attorneys.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Associate Director of New Business Intake or Director of Conflicts & New Business Intake.
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.), three years of legal work experience after law school, and an active law license in the jurisdiction in which they are located.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of the rules of professional conduct.
  • Responsive, demonstrate sound judgment, and can work well under pressure.
  • Adapt to changing priorities, meet deadlines, and manage a heavy workload.
  • Previous conflicts experience including reviewing conflict reports, researching corporate affiliations, and advising firm lawyers on conflict issues or relationship issues.
  • Relevant firm policies is preferred but not required. 
Additional Items:
  • This is an opportunity to join a collaborative team focused on supporting the firm’s new business intake function.
  • Primary availability during the hours 10:30 am - 7:00 pm PST with flexibility to work outside of this standard schedule as needed.
  • Periodic on-call rotation and offers remote work as an option, subject to location approval by the firm. Occasional travel to the Atlanta office may be required.   
The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, discount programs, and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.
We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which now encompasses more than 2,300 lawyers and business professionals in 24 locations worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.
King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.
California, Colorado & New York: full-time annualized salary range $115,000 - $170,000. The salary offer will be contingent upon various factors, including but not limited to, relevant experience, internal equity, market data, job location, and other job-related factors permitted by law.