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Attorney Engagement Assistant

Job ID: 6922

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Location: New York, NY, United States

Category: Legal Recruiting & 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 looking for an Attorney Engagement Assistant to help support a high-growth team in Kirkland’s dynamic New York office, providing dedicated local support to connect attorneys to the right resource at the right time, with an emphasis on coaching.

This role supports administrative tasks, reporting & metrics, multiple databases/platforms, events and logistics, and ad hoc requests. The ideal candidate will bring a unique blend of superior organizational skills, have the utmost attention to detail, have a “can do” positive attitude, and will work collaboratively with various internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Functions 

  • Assist with New Associate Orientation logistics, including conference room reservations, catering and Conference Tech requests. Update NAO materials, as requested.
  • Track attorney mentoring program updates and assist with mentor assignment process
  • Support all New York Practice Group events and logistics, including Office Hours, Homerooms, and Mentoring Circles
  • Work alongside the Legal Recruiting team during the Kirkland Summer Program
  • Shadow senior members on the team with respect to Practice Group and Professional Network support
  • Process expenses reports and check requests
  • Ensure established guidelines and best practices are followed and identifies efficiencies
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties such as filing, creating labels, nametags, scanning and copying
  • Managing calendars for Attorney Engagement

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

This position requires both event planning experience and experience managing and maintaining complex data.  This role also demands a high level of collaboration, a strong ability to prioritize competing demands, and the ability to work independently.  The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; a very strong attention to detail; a professional demeanor and the flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and demands.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices to achieve results.   Candidate will need to be flexible and may need to work at off-site event locations, travel for events, and work overtime as needed.

A Bachelor’s degree is required in addition to 1+ years of relevant experience.  Law firm experience is a plus. 


Technical experience should include MS Word, Power Point, and proficiency in Excel.  Candidate should have familiarity with LinkedIn.  Knowledge of PeopleSoft, website maintenance/content administration, database maintenance, or experience with SharePoint is a plus.

How to Apply

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Talemetry Abbreviated Job Desc

We are looking for an Attorney Engagement Assistant to help support a high-growth team in Kirkland’s dynamic New York office.