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Legal Analyst – Investment Funds

Job ID: 6665

Updated: Jun 29, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Paralegal

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About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

The offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a Legal Analyst who will handle paralegal related tasks and support multiple Investment Funds partners and the overall practice on a variety of transactions.

Essential Functions:
(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Assists attorneys with review of documents and identifies any issues
  • Prepares and coordinates the filing of formation, tax and securities documents
  • Reviews investor subscription materials and identifies any issues
  • Handles Subscription Booklet Tracking and Indexing
  • Utilizes Access database
  • Prepares and maintains excel spreadsheets tracking investor subscriptions
  • Updates and maintains Sharepoint tracking system and calendar for various deadlines
  • Maintains hard and soft copies of subscription booklets and other related materials
  • Assists with pre-closing, closing and post-closing activities
  • Interacts with clients to provide and obtain executed documents
  • Prepares and files Form ID with the SEC and obtains SEC EDGAR codes
  • Prepares and files Form D with SEC
  • Provide legal and administrative support to Attorneys and teams in the Corporate Department
  • Commitment to work overtime, as needed

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

This position requires 5+ years of experience handling complex matters.  The ideal candidate will possess a law degree and experience in transactional matters.  Additional qualifications include excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication and management skills, creativity and initiative.  A successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail, and is able to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Flexibility for travel, and work overtime is required.

Technologies/Software

Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a form of Document Management System.  Access experience a plus.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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