Conflicts Risk & Compliance Analyst
Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Chicago, IL

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The Risk & Compliance Analyst is responsible for improving business processes and supporting critical business strategies by managing the business applications and operational activities related to the New Business Intake, Conflicts, Records and Docketing teams. The position reports directly to the Director of Risk Management.
The analyst will oversees all aspects of risk management technology project coordination; utilizing planning, monitoring and controlling systems. The analyst is responsible for coordination and completion of all projects and will perform a variety of tasks including setting deadlines, identifying required resources, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring and summarizing progress of the project. Responsibilities will include performing tasks relating to planning, requirements analysis, design, testing and/or implementation.
The analyst will coordinate risk management controls with appropriate technology personnel to ensure best practice regarding the selection and use of available technology. He or she will perform and delegate the necessary technical tasks to implement solutions and facilitate cross-functional work teams involved in solution design and development.

The analyst will support the operational activities of the New Business Intake, Conflicts, Records and Docketing teams. These activities include policy and procedure update coordination, monthly statistical reporting and assistance with internal projects as needed.
Job Responsibilities include:

Expertise with LegalKEY a must. Substantial familiarity with Microsoft Office products, Microsoft SQL Reporting Services and SharePoint. Experience with document management system and accounting system preferred.

Excellent communication and time management skills.

Excellent project management skills.

High-level analytical and organizational skills, and the ability to analyze complex situations involving multiple layers of data.

Ability to recognize business needs and recommend change to policy, process and procedure necessary to support them.

Acute attention to detail with appropriate use of judgment and the need for consultation to identify and analyze problems and find solutions.

Participate in firm wide projects as defined and assigned.

Provide guidance and assistance to risk management team members in resolving conflicts and issues as they arise.

Work with department managers and staff to identify, update and apply firm standards in all risk management processes.

Work with staff in all offices to identify or develop new technologies for risk management needs.

Work closely with management, in New Business Intake, Conflicts, Records and Docketing to coordinate projects and troubleshooting technical problems.

A Bachelor’s degree is required. 5+ years of experience in people, technology or project management/ business analysis within the legal industry is preferred. Background in risk management or technology with commensurate work experience. PMP certification a plus
Core competencies include the need to think strategically, to prioritize and assign daily work to themselves and those reporting to them. The analyst must be organized, be able to multi-task, and operate well under time constraints and similar influences. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required as are the abilities to cultivate collaborative relationships with other firm departments and co-workers. This individual must also possess the ability to meet critical deadlines, interact with users of varying skill level, and have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call (312) 460-6545 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance; transportation fringe benefit program; generous paid time off policy; and long-term and short-term disability policies.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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