My Roget's and online sources aren't helpful. I'm looking for words or short phrases that can be used as synonyms for conflicts of interest.
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"conflict of interest" has no direct sysnonyms. It is a uniquely expressive phrase and has few shortform equivalences.
Although depending on context, you could potentially use bias, nepotism, partiallity, partisanship, preferential treatment, etc.
However these, and other similar words/phrases, don't capture the exact meaning of "conflict of interest".