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Job ID: 6834
Updated: Sep 14, 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
Kirkland & Ellis is seeking an organized assistant to support the marketing and business development efforts of the Firm’s Investment Funds Group as part of the Business Development (BD) Department in our New York office.
In this role, you will handle a variety of functions for the Investment Funds Group (IFG), including editing and organizing client presentations and proposals, organizing events, contact relationship management, branding, business/relationship intelligence and internal communications.
Kirkland’s IFG is one of the largest dedicated fund formation practices in the world and has a broad and diverse client base, including many multibillion-dollar fund managers as well as middle and lower-middle-market private equity sponsors. As the IFG BD Assistant, you will interface regularly with attorneys who are located across the U.S., Europe and Asia and cover several different areas of fund formation and industry/product groups.
You will report to the Investment Funds BD Director in New York and work closely with 20+ other local team members. You will also communicate and collaborate regularly with a global team of approximately 140 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader BD, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Our international BD team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.
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