Job ID: 6846
Updated: Sep 19, 2022
Location: Chicago, IL, 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 assistant to support the marketing and business development efforts of the Firm’s Litigation practices as part of the Business Development (BD) Department in the Chicago office.
We are looking for a self-starter with good judgment, excellent communication and analytical skills and an interest in a professional services career. You should be able to quickly develop a general understanding of the core legal practice areas of the Firm, including knowledge of the various types of litigation. Kirkland’s Litigation practices include over 650 attorneys throughout our offices worldwide. We represent clients in trial and appellate courts at the federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings. We also represent clients in connection with proceedings involving government agencies (e.g. DOJ, SEC, FINRA, FTC, USPTO, DOL, IRS).
In this role, you will assist the Litigation BD team with compiling materials for new business pitches, client presentations, internal and external events, marketing collateral maintenance, database maintenance, general research and award nominations.
You will report directly to the Litigation Business Development Manager in Chicago. 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.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
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