Job ID: 7243
Updated: Aug 9, 2023
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 3,500+ 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
Kirkland & Ellis is seeking an experienced specialist to support the marketing and business development efforts of the Firm’s M&A/Private Equity practice as part of the Business Development (BD) Department in our Chicago office.
In this role, you will handle a variety of functions for the Firmwide M&A/Private Equity practice, including preparing strategic presentations for current and prospective clients; creating, maintaining and refining marketing materials; conducting research and preparing business intelligence reports on targets, competitors and industries; and other special projects as assigned by the Director and Manager of BD.
We are looking for a candidate who possesses strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with lawyers and staff to achieve results. You will possess excellent organizational and project management skills, outstanding editing and proofing skills, the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment, a strong attention to detail and a professional and polished demeanor.
We operate from a team-first position and value honesty, diligence and open communication. Success in this role will depend upon your ability to collaborate effectively with team members (including seeking help and asking questions when needed), develop familiarity with the Firm’s various resources and systems, hone your instincts to anticipate questions and potential issues, independently manage your time and consistently “go the extra mile” without being asked.
You will report to the Transactional BD Manager with oversight from the Transactional BD Director in Chicago. You will also communicate and collaborate regularly with a global team of approximately 150 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader BD, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Kirkland's 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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