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Senior Conflicts And Compliance Lawyer

Dentons - Sydney, NSW

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We have a newly created role for a Senior Conflicts and Compliance Lawyer seeking to move in-house into our General Counsel and Risk Department. This is a compelling opportunity to be part of the largest law firm in the world and become a knowledge powerhouse to lead a team and frame the future success of this function now and in the future.

The role will report directly to the General Counsel and Company Secretary and have one direct report. The Senior Conflicts and Compliance lawyer will work as part of the global team and will be responsible for supporting the General Counsel and Company Secretary in providing a range of legal and compliance services to Dentons and its lawyers.

The main features of this role will see you manage Dentons’ conflict clearance and client approval process and will include (but not limited to): 

  • acting as the first escalation point for potential commercial or legal conflict or risk issues identified by the Conflicts and Compliance Lawyer;
  • working closely with the firm locally and globally to streamline conflict processes;
  • analysing information in the firm's conflict management system and other databases and;
  • educating and training staff on conflicts matters and presenting all conflicts/ risk presentations across our Australian and PNG offices. 

The Senior Conflicts and Compliance Lawyer will also assist the General Counsel and Company Secretary to provide general legal advice to the firm and to identify and address legal risk issues across the firm including in contractual arrangements, lawyers’ professional obligations and professional indemnity issues. You will also assist the company secretary to ensure the firm’s compliance with its obligations as a public company, including maintaining the firm’s share register, drafting resolutions and advising on meeting requirements.

This role would suit someone with experience as a conflicts lawyer or within a law firm Office of General Counsel or a mid-level lawyer with relevant corporate, commercial and/ or compliance or company secretarial experience that has worked in a professional services environment and has excellent research and analytical skills with a high level of attention to detail who is looking to move out of private practice. 

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Dentons Australia focuses on the three key areas of talent management: engagement, development, and culture to motivate, develop and deliver excellence for our clients.

We offer competitive market salary packaging, incentive pay and reward, salary sacrifice packaging, additional leave programs (purchased leave, parental leave) and referral bonuses. We provide a number of generous health and wellbeing programs and promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexibility, culture and LGBTI. At Dentons, we are constantly looking to improve employee's lives in and out of the workplace.

Dentons has an internal Talent Acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities. Dentons does not accept external agency applications for this role. Please contact Kirstin Usher for a highly confidential discussion on (08) 9323 0954.