Job ID: 6751
Updated: Aug 9, 2022
Location: New York, NY, United States
Category: Business Development
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
We are seeking a seasoned, results-oriented Business Development (BD) Associate Director who will develop and work collaboratively on strategic practice planning for the public company M&A practice group – comprising almost 20 partners and including an active shareholder activism defense practice – to help drive new business objectives. This is a highly visible role, and you will be the primary point of contact for all BD initiatives for this practice.
You will work in a team environment with one direct report and be responsible for drafting, maintaining and refining marketing materials and pitch execution; conducting market and deal research; tracking industry/client trends; identifying speaking opportunities; and collaborating on bespoke practice-specific initiatives/projects and general practice support, including client events and seminars. This role functions similarly to a chief of staff role, supporting and directing virtually all business development and marketing needs for the group.
You will report to BD Leadership (including the CMO), and communicate and collaborate daily with approximately 140 diverse problem-solvers and advisers to the broader business development, marketing and communications activities of the Firm. Our international team provides seamless service to some of the brightest minds in the legal industry, with an emphasis on quality, innovation and responsiveness.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
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