Hiring Conflicts Clearance Analyst

New York

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Hiring Conflicts Clearance Analyst. This position will:

  • Conduct conflict clearance for experienced hires including associates, summer associates and incoming first year associates, Firm-wide.
  • Communicate with candidates to ensure accurate and thorough completion of the prior work experience ("PWE") form to ensure that conflicts can be run properly.
  • Review of resume and PWE form and follow up with the candidate for additional information as necessary.
  • Submit request for conflicts check to the Conflicts Department.
  • Review and analyze the conflict reports for potential ethical or business issues.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the conflict clearance process between the candidate, Legal Hiring Department, and partners.
  • Interact with Legal Hiring Department personnel to provide progress updates of conflict check status.
  • Participate in department meetings.
  • Coordinate and follow up with partners with regard to issues related to potential ethical or business conflicts and ethical wall/waiver requests.
  • Prepare and finalize documents for new hire orientation.
  • Consult with attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel as needed.
  • Train and mentor other personnel in the Hiring Conflicts Clearance Department.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manage Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of rules and regulations governing conflicts of interest and issues
  • Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs, with flexibility and skills to learn new and proprietary software programs such as the Hiring Conflicts Assistance Tool and online PWE System
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing, in communicating with Firm attorneys and staff
  • Demonstrate close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum two years of related experience
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