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Attorney Engagement Coordinator

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Job ID: 7057

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, 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 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 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

As a member of the Firmwide (FW) Legal Recruiting & Development Department (LRD), the Washington, DC Attorney Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Firm’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion initiatives in the Washington, DC office.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, event support, budget, attorney integration initiatives, attorney utilization support and general administrative duties. 

Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Collaborate with the Washington, DC Attorney Engagement team as well as the Firmwide Diversity and Inclusion department to implement the Firm’s DEI initiatives on a local level, including but not limited to onboarding, mentoring, professional development plans, promotion, advancement and retention processes.
  • Develop and foster relationships with all Washington, DC based Professional Networks, including planning and executing programs, , and collaborating with the Legal Education & Development Manager on workflow allocation.
  • Support and execute diversity engagement events with the Attorney Engagement and Legal Recruiting departments for the Summer Program and New Associate Orientation, and various internal partners.
  • Support the Firm’s diversity hiring and integration efforts.
  • Ensure established guidelines and best practices are followed and identify efficiencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide support with lateral attorney integration, including event assistance, and coordination of integration efforts.
  • Coordinate attorney office transfers to Washington, DC including welcome announcements, office tours, and integration.
  • Assist with attorney utilization reports.
  • Track attorney mentoring program updates and assist with mentor assignment process.
  • Support all local Professional Network group events.
  • Support the Women’s Leadership Initiative.
  • Update department documents on a quarterly basis.
  • Process expenses reports and check requests.
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties such as filing, creating labels, nametags, scanning and copying.
  • Maintain attorney engagement-related initiatives on internal documents.
  • Conduct ongoing research on potential programs and policy updates as assigned.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Legal Education Manager including analysis and reporting for the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee and Subcommittees.

Other Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary..)

  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Two-plus years of relevant work experience in similar setting, a law firm or a professional services firm is strongly preferred
  • High level of collaboration and the ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills including excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) abilities
  • The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices to achieve results. 
  • Ability to work overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadline


Technical experience should include the Microsoft Office Suite; High proficiency in Excel and Outlook required.

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