Job ID: 6875
Updated: Oct 5, 2022
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Administrative Support
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 Executive Assistant will assist the Firm’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The right candidate needs to be an organized self-starter with exceptional business acumen and strong analytical, organizational, and communications skills.
The right candidate will need to possess the ability to multi-task and hit time sensitive deadlines. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills are required. This role will perform advanced, diversified and confidential duties that may be administrative in nature or project based. The scope will be broad and range from scheduling meetings to leading projects for the CAO’s office. Ability to coordinate events such as committee meetings, team meetings, officer meetings, as well as arranging on-site and off-site events ranging from small dinners to large scale events is required.
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