Assistant General Counsel, New Business

White & Case LLP

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Why you should apply for a job to White & Case LLP:

  • 4.4/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.8/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 80% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • The Global Women's Initiative Committee's top priority is to ensure that women are retained, advanced and given leadership opportunities.
  • We have a full range of programs to support flexible work schedules and leaves of absence for both men and women.
  • White and Case has won six Women in Business Law Awards. Demonstrating their commitment to nurturing the careers of its women lawyers.
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    Position summary

    attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

    Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages

    Position Summary

    The Assistant General Counsel will help our lawyers and our compliance and new business (CNB) intake team with complex conflicts clearances on new matters. This includes acting as an escalation point for the more difficult clearances and advising on ethical, reputational and regulatory issues. This role will also involve working closely with and training the CNB team and assisting in the development of the new matter intake system.

    Our General Counsel Team

    The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) team is based primarily in London and New York. It acts as the Firm's in-house legal counsel. A major strand of their work relates to , compliance, conflicts and ethical rules associated with and taking on new business matters and clients.

    Duties and Accountabilities 1

    • Assist the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and the Compliance and New Business (CNB) team with analyzing and resolving conflicts of interest, compliance, AML and other regulatory, reputational or ethical issues with new matters and new clients.

    • Working with the OGC this role also involves training the CNB teams in London, Tampa and Manila and assisting in the continuous development of the new matter intake system.

    • Perform other duties necessary and essential to support the Firm's strategic goals.

    Capabilities

    • Consultancy and diplomacy skills to help bridge the gap between the business and the CNB teams; excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to translate and explain complex conflicts matters to others (including partners and transactional lawyers), brokering discussions between Partners where necessary.

    • A deep understanding of US conflict of interest rules and of how they apply in the context of multijurisdictional practice both within the United States and internationally. A strong working knowledge of the SRA rules is preferred.

    • A strong working knowledge of the current conflicts and compliance landscape, of best practices and developments in this sector, and the ability to apply this knowledge to promote continuous improvement.

    • Experience of developing and delivering training on compliance and conflicts issues.

    • Project management skills to successfully complete multiple projects in a matrixed environment.

    • A sound track record of experience and achievement in GC/ risk or matter opening teams of a major international law firm is essential.

    • Demonstrable expertise in the Intapp Open conflicts system and other standard business software applications such as Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.

    Qualifications

    • Strong academic qualifications.

    • A qualified lawyer with a practicing certificate admitted in the jurisdiction where the work will occur, with at least 2 years PQE experience at a major national or international firm and;

    • At least 2 years experience working in the risk/ new business function of a major international law firm focusing on conflicts.

    Location and Reporting

    • This role is based in our Washington DC, New York or Tampa office, reporting to the Deputy General Counsel.

    The Firm may modify and amend any job description at any time in its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.

    1 The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

    Why you should apply for a job to White & Case LLP:

  • 4.4/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.8/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 80% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • The Global Women's Initiative Committee's top priority is to ensure that women are retained, advanced and given leadership opportunities.
  • We have a full range of programs to support flexible work schedules and leaves of absence for both men and women.
  • White and Case has won six Women in Business Law Awards. Demonstrating their commitment to nurturing the careers of its women lawyers.