Monday, November 24, 2014

Business Acceptance Assistant

Business Acceptance Assistant
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Dallas
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Business Acceptance and
Business Acceptance Managers, and following prescribed department, office
and firm procedures, the Business Acceptance Assistant is responsible for
supporting the firm's new client business intake process. The Business
Acceptance Assistant responds to calls, emails and LegalKey workflow
requests regarding new business, analyzes new business forms, performs
extensive web-based and database research focusing on extended business and
corporate relationships, and works closely with the Business Acceptance
Managers for training and work review. The Business Acceptance Assistant is
expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing
superior service to the firm's attorneys, advisors and staff, and
maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above
all, the Business Acceptance Assistant must fulfill the needs of the firm
in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's Core Values.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Duties are performed throughout
every work day, as necessary): *Respond to calls, emails and LegalKey
workflow requests from firm attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries
regarding the new business intake process.
*Review new business intake forms for completeness and accuracy, and
follow-up with senders with changes as necessary.
*Research prospective new clients and related parties.
*Identify all potential conflicts of interest and report same to
appropriate attorney(s).
*Facilitate clearance of conflicts of interest.
*Maintain waivers and engagement letter database.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competencies: *Ability to read, write and
speak English
*Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to
communicate potentially detailed and complex information to others
*Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word,
Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
*Aptitude and willingness to work with complex procedures
*Strong research skills, including via internet, databases and other sources
*Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions
*Ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust to changing priorities in
a professional manner
*Ability to work independently and with a team
*Willingness and ability to assume new tasks and responsibilities
*Strong service orientation, and an ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with users, peers, office and firm
management, and outside business partners
*Ability to work well under pressure, facilitate solutions, and meet
deadlines and milestones for projects assigned
*Commitment to the office and firm
*Commitment to professional growth and development
Educational Qualifications/Job Experience Requirements: *Bachelor's degree
*Research and writing experience preferred
Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Staff Recruiter
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4100
Dallas, TX 75201-4675
Fax: 214.969.2754