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Summary of the Business Analyst job at Withersworldwide

Withersworldwide is hiring a Business Analyst with 0 - 3 years of experience. Based in United States - New York, NY and with Onsite ways of working. The expected salary range for this role is $65,000 - $85,000
About Withersworldwide

For the past 125 years we have been proud to assist some of the world's most remarkable individuals and organisations in realising their ambitions and using private capital to transform the world around them

We are the largest law firm in the world dedicated to the needs of successful people, their families, their businesses and their philanthropic activities. With offices across the United States and the Caribbean, Europe and Asia-Pacific, we provide coverage that other law firms with our focus cannot.

Business Analyst - Job Role & Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the US Head of Risk and Compliance and according to established policies and procedures, the US Conflicts and New Business Analyst will work as part of the Risk and Compliance team. The role primarily focuses on managing the Firm's Risk regarding new business intake, including initiating and analyzing conflicts checks for new matters and advising relevant fee earners on new client acceptance, anti-money laundering (AML) and reputational risk issues in order to secure the necessary resolutions and approvals. The individual’s primary work location will be the New York office, The US Conflicts and New Business Analyst will be based on the US East Coast and willing to travel between the Firm's seven US offices, as necessary, and to make occasional trips to London. This is a permanent, full-time position, working Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Flexibility is required as needed.

Essential Duties

  • Familiarity with, and conversant in, conflicts rules of various jurisdictions and the ability to take initiative in matters relating to applicable US Rules of Professional Conduct and related case law and ethics opinions
  • Review conflict check forms and new client inception forms to obtain clarity on parties, positions, and scope of work
  • Perform conflict checks that originate from various offices and jurisdictions around the world; monitor and follow up on requests
  • Assist Head of Risk and Compliance with necessary research and due diligence to aid in conflict decisions and resolutions
  • Process sanctions-database searches and analyze data in connection with the firm's processes, policies and procedures
  • Perform due diligence regarding lateral attorney, paralegal, and consultant hires
  • Timely escalate conflicts and other risk issues to US Head of Risk and Compliance
  • Communicate with Risk and Compliance team members and other firm stakeholders with a brief, concise statement of potential conflicts situations recognized in the conflicts reports and supply possible evidence to support
  • Perform quality control in Thomson Reuters 3E Financial Management to ensure that all clients and matters created via the NBI workflow process and any amendments to them are processed correctly and, where necessary, liaise with the Finance and/or Risk & Compliance teams in other offices.
  • Establish and perform maintenance on confidential and ethical screens; coordinate notifications and acknowledgments
  • Document all communication; obtain waivers, acknowledgment to open and close client/ matters
  • Propose improvements for methods and standards for analysis of conflicts of interest and other Risk related processes
  • Assist in the testing, review and implementation of new software systems
  • Capture institutional knowledge discovered during conflict resolution; assist US Head of Risk and Compliance in developing and driving risk policies
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of the firms internal, personnel, and client affairs
  • This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also undertake additional tasks as required

Requirements

Required Skills And Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, JD preferred
  • At least two years of experience in processing business intake and conflicts of interest, including compliance and regulatory monitoring in a law firm setting is required.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills, and acute attention to detail
  • Ability to apply good judgment under time constraints
  • Organizational and researching skills
  • Ability to operate as a proactive team player but also to work and focus on tasks independently of others
  • Strong MS Office skills and administration/clerical skills for updating records
  • Ability to communicate in a confident and professional manner with a variety of stakeholders, including partners and legal assistants
  • Experience and skill dealing with people in a calm, effective manner
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, learn new processes quickly, and adapt to new environments and procedures
  • Ability to ask for and accept direction, while also taking ownership of and resolving issues
  • Ability to make efficient use of time to handle workload

Preferred Skills And Qualifications

  • Understanding of conflicts under ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and applicable state rules
  • Experience with FileSite/DeskSite/iManage
  • Proficiency with Thomson Reuters 3E Financial Management, Intapp Open, and Wallbuilder
What we offer at Withersworldwide

Annual base compensation range $65,000 - $85,000

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Withersworldwide

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Business Analyst

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February 29, 2024

About Our Company

For the past 125 years we have been proud to assist some of the world's most remarkable individuals and organisations in realising their ambitions and using private capital to transform the world around them

We are the largest law firm in the world dedicated to the needs of successful people, their families, their businesses and their philanthropic activities. With offices across the United States and the Caribbean, Europe and Asia-Pacific, we provide coverage that other law firms with our focus cannot.

Job Description & Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the US Head of Risk and Compliance and according to established policies and procedures, the US Conflicts and New Business Analyst will work as part of the Risk and Compliance team. The role primarily focuses on managing the Firm's Risk regarding new business intake, including initiating and analyzing conflicts checks for new matters and advising relevant fee earners on new client acceptance, anti-money laundering (AML) and reputational risk issues in order to secure the necessary resolutions and approvals. The individual’s primary work location will be the New York office, The US Conflicts and New Business Analyst will be based on the US East Coast and willing to travel between the Firm's seven US offices, as necessary, and to make occasional trips to London. This is a permanent, full-time position, working Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Flexibility is required as needed.

Essential Duties

  • Familiarity with, and conversant in, conflicts rules of various jurisdictions and the ability to take initiative in matters relating to applicable US Rules of Professional Conduct and related case law and ethics opinions
  • Review conflict check forms and new client inception forms to obtain clarity on parties, positions, and scope of work
  • Perform conflict checks that originate from various offices and jurisdictions around the world; monitor and follow up on requests
  • Assist Head of Risk and Compliance with necessary research and due diligence to aid in conflict decisions and resolutions
  • Process sanctions-database searches and analyze data in connection with the firm's processes, policies and procedures
  • Perform due diligence regarding lateral attorney, paralegal, and consultant hires
  • Timely escalate conflicts and other risk issues to US Head of Risk and Compliance
  • Communicate with Risk and Compliance team members and other firm stakeholders with a brief, concise statement of potential conflicts situations recognized in the conflicts reports and supply possible evidence to support
  • Perform quality control in Thomson Reuters 3E Financial Management to ensure that all clients and matters created via the NBI workflow process and any amendments to them are processed correctly and, where necessary, liaise with the Finance and/or Risk & Compliance teams in other offices.
  • Establish and perform maintenance on confidential and ethical screens; coordinate notifications and acknowledgments
  • Document all communication; obtain waivers, acknowledgment to open and close client/ matters
  • Propose improvements for methods and standards for analysis of conflicts of interest and other Risk related processes
  • Assist in the testing, review and implementation of new software systems
  • Capture institutional knowledge discovered during conflict resolution; assist US Head of Risk and Compliance in developing and driving risk policies
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of the firms internal, personnel, and client affairs
  • This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also undertake additional tasks as required

Requirements

Required Skills And Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, JD preferred
  • At least two years of experience in processing business intake and conflicts of interest, including compliance and regulatory monitoring in a law firm setting is required.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills, and acute attention to detail
  • Ability to apply good judgment under time constraints
  • Organizational and researching skills
  • Ability to operate as a proactive team player but also to work and focus on tasks independently of others
  • Strong MS Office skills and administration/clerical skills for updating records
  • Ability to communicate in a confident and professional manner with a variety of stakeholders, including partners and legal assistants
  • Experience and skill dealing with people in a calm, effective manner
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, learn new processes quickly, and adapt to new environments and procedures
  • Ability to ask for and accept direction, while also taking ownership of and resolving issues
  • Ability to make efficient use of time to handle workload

Preferred Skills And Qualifications

  • Understanding of conflicts under ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and applicable state rules
  • Experience with FileSite/DeskSite/iManage
  • Proficiency with Thomson Reuters 3E Financial Management, Intapp Open, and Wallbuilder

What we offer

Annual base compensation range $65,000 - $85,000

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