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Document Services Operator (Sun - Wed, 11:00 am – 8:45 pm CT)

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Job ID: 7096

Updated: Apr 26, 2023

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Category: Legal Secretary/Practice Asst


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

  • The schedule for this position is Sunday through Wednesday, 11:00 am – 8:45 pm CT including a one-hour meal break.  Available to work overtime, as needed.
    ** For CA candidates, the schedule will be Sunday through Thursday, 11 am - 7:30 pm CT including a one-hour meal break.

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

  • Revise, format and compare documents
  • Convert documents from various formats to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Visio and format according to the firm’s standard format
  • Expert Excel skills including advanced formulas and the ability to combine formulas, conditional formatting, pivot tables, data tables, advanced charting and macros
  • Create and modify PowerPoint presentations utilizing the firm’s templates
  • Create and modify large organizational charts
  • Generate and modify Tables of Authorities
  • Convert and reformat large SEC documents, including financials
  • Convert, reformat and cross-reference UK documents
  • Execute defined terms checks and automate cross-referencing in legal documents
  • Modify, compile, and redact PDFs
  • Download, organize and print data room documents
  • Assist with answering troubleshooting calls
  • Assist with technical software troubleshooting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills:

  • The qualified candidate will have 3+ years of experience as a word processor in a legal or financial services organization.  Experience working with compendium documents a plus. 
  • A college degree or business certification is preferred; equivalent work experience will be considered. 


  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat, OmniPage or Nuance Power PDF, and Outlook is required, as well as a minimum typing speed of 55 wpm.  Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator experience is a plus. 

How to Apply

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