Hiring Conflicts Clearance Junior Analyst

New York

Job Summary

About Us 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world by relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity to deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers. 
The Opportunity
We are seeking a Hiring Conflicts Clearance Junior Analyst to join our Firm. Within this position, you will be assisting with the conflicts clearance process for professional staff and more junior legal hires Firm-wide. This position will be based in our New York office and has a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.
As the Hiring Conflicts Clearance Junior Analyst you will:

  • Set up new accounts for prospective candidates in the Prior Work Experience (PWE) system.
  • Review resume and PWE form and follow up with candidate for additional information as necessary.
  • Communicate with candidate to ensure the accurate completion of the PWE form to ensure that conflicts can be run properly.
  • Submit request for conflicts check to the Conflicts Department. Review and analyze the conflicts reports for potential ethical and business issues.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the conflicts clearance process between the candidate and Hiring Coordinators.
  • Notify Hiring Coordinators when their candidates have been processed and provide updates of their progress throughout the conflicts clearance process.
  • Maintain spreadsheet to track current clearance status of all candidates.
  • Provide a weekly list of new hires for exportation of PWE data into the conflicts database.
  • Provide latest updates on status of prospective candidates to all members of the Hiring Conflicts Clearance (HCC) group for an open discussion of progress during weekly meeting.
  • Draft waivers, ethical walls, and other documents for review.
  • Audit ethical walls currently in place on a quarterly basis.
  • Coordinate and follow up with attorneys with regard to issues.
  • Support and seek guidance from the HCC team in connection with the conflicts clearance process as needed.
  • Consult with attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel as needed.


  • Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs, with the flexibility and skills to learn new and proprietary software programs such as the Hiring Conflicts Assistance Tool and PWE system
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing in communications with Firm attorneys and staff worldwide
  • Demonstrate close attention to detail
  • 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
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating and business needs


  • Associate’s Degree
  • Minimum of one year related experience utilizing Microsoft Office in a professional services environment 

Salary Details

The starting base salary for this New York position is expected to be between $65,000 to $75,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law. 

Culture & Life at Skadden
What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community, and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity, and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the Firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the Firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.
The overall well-being of our team is important to us. We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.  

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k), and voluntary benefits. 
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

For further details, please visit:  https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/employee-benefits

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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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